My dad told me that when he was growing up back in the ’30s, women breastfeeding their babies was a common sight. In fact, it was expected. By the time my children were born, America had become so politically correct that women were being arrested for breastfeeding in public! (I love the one where the lady was arrested in Connecticut for nursing her child in a McDonald’s! It truly begs the question: were they offended that someone was breastfeeding in their establishment, or that someone was actually eating healthy food there??)
Anyway, I am a serious advocate of breastfeeding. I nursed all three of my kids, for progressively longer amounts of time. I am proud to say that I nursed my youngest for four and a half years! I’m not going to go into all the details here as to why it’s the best choice for Mom and Baby. Instead, I am going to post this sweet video that a friend sent to me the other day.
Back in the ’70s, things were still sweet and simple. We didn’t have to strangle ourselves with political correctness yet. I think Big Bird sums it up perfectly: “That’s nice.”