Breast Feeding In Public verses French kissing in Public

In the United States and around the world, there continue to be unfortunate situation in which nursing are told they cannot breastfeed in public,often mothers are asked to leave, restaurant and move to private area, in order to breastfeed they baby,

In 1998 Breastfeed act, the bill was signed into law which included Rep Maloney right to breastfeed, the bill was signed into law Sept 1999.

The right to Breastfeed Act, H.R -18 US to protected woman's right to breast feed on Federal Property,

What is so wrong.. when a is woman breastfeeding her baby,? Why it always have to be issued, they is nothing more beautiful and clean about seeing a baby latch on to its mother

breast, A mother milk is the best thing for a baby during the first years of its life..... and any educated person will realise,that............... why.

On the other hand, you will be walking the street and seeing people making out, in public

like public restaurants and they are never, asked to leave, ..(.to me that making out) and it should be

done in a private setting, behind close doors, So Many times, you see folks making out on

the buses, train platforms, and places, you could not imagined,> Is that displaying signs of

affections, its look more to me like , disgusting public display.

Now let a woman take out her breast and feed her hungry infants, on the same bus, train

platforms, and in know time she will be surrounded by police officers asking her to leave

or move to a private area. "what is wrong with this system people,?.

I visited the Islands, and l was total shout or amazed to see , how many mothers breastfeed

they infant, some of the baby was even toddlers, close to 4 years in public,

First of all l had to look around to make sure, that l was in right area, of the city,

and yes , it was in public, people was going about the merry way, and no one seem to care.

No one was making faces at the mothers while they was feeding they babies.

It seem so natural there on the Island, and believed me those babies look healthy and

contented,

Once again Mothers milk is the best.. the level of D H A in breast milk depends on how much

Omego- 3 fat... the breastfeeding in) D H A in breast milk good for baby's brain, plus

vitamin D.....

and breast milk is the best source of intake for a baby during it first years of life..

................................................................................................................................

French kissing in public what is that saying to the younger kids, Many times, my nine year

old daughter, turn to me and say "Mom isn't that nasty( what are they doing?)", they should

not let any one see them doing that, and she goes ooh!! nasty....well to me it not

nasty, but it should be done in private... Now on the Island you will never seen that

display in public during the daylight. If you do you will be approached by a Police officer, and

probably get a ticket for( indecent display in public)

Comments 17 comments

Nia Chantel profile image

Nia Chantel 7 years ago from Orlando

Very interesting topic. Thanks for becoming a fan :)


Darknlovely3436 profile image

Darknlovely3436 6 years ago from NewYork Author

Thank you for commenting

badly writing, however, you get the message

some folks, rather see loving making in the street

than to admired a mother breastfeeding her baby

double standard, l must indeed say.

thank you for reading


hillrider profile image

hillrider 5 years ago from Mid-west United States

With as much sex as is present in television and additional media sources it is more common place to see a girls nearly naked behind than a mother breast-feeding. Perhaps the taboo associated simply hasn't been torn down as far as the morals for sexual expression have sank. While I would hate to see a mother penalized for feeding her child I would say if she can she has the same responsibility to keep this behavior from the public eye as people should with their sexual expression. But we already know that this will continue on both sides. Both need to be handled responsibly...


Guanta profile image

Guanta 5 years ago from New York City

Thank you for your Hub, Darknlovely3436. I'm reminded of my own background when mostly all women breastfed their babies. I don't really like the government interffering with our lives, so I don't like the legislation part of it. I do remember most women being discreet, specially in public. As for French kissing, even I am surprised at the things I see in public today.


Guanta profile image

Guanta 5 years ago from New York City

Thank you for your Hub, Darknlovely33436. I'm reminded of my own background when mostly all women breastfed their babies. I don't really like the government interffering with our lives, so I don't like the legislation part of it. I do remember most women being discreet, specially in public. As for French kissing, even I am surprised at the things I see in public today.


Darknlovely3436 profile image

Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Guanta thank for commenting, Breast feeding your infant is one of the most beautiful thin a mother can do for her new born , especially in those first month of birth, once again thank you.


prettynutjob30 profile image

prettynutjob30 5 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

Nursing is perfectly natural,but some people act like your committing a crime when you do it,very good hub.


Darknlovely3436 profile image

Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Nursing your newborn is one of the most beautiful nature thing, however in some society it considered "a dirty thing to do... however, what could be more disgusting than seeing folks making out in public..


JGoul profile image

JGoul 5 years ago

I don't enjoy seeing either one. I think it's time we brought back some old fashioned modesty, restraint, and privacy. Sexual displays are meant for the privacy of the bedroom. By the same token, if you wouldn't display your breasts without a child in your arms, you shouldn't do so WITH a child in your arms. It's possible to breastfeed without flashing everyone in the area, and I think that women who aren't careful about how they do it are guilty of the same indiscretion as those who make out in public: refusing to respect the boundaries of public forums and the boundaries of those around them.


Darknlovely3436 profile image

Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

JGoul thank you so much for commenting, It been three week, however, it not to late to thank you...

one love Dark


Rosemay50 profile image

Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I jus read a comment on my sisters facebook which made me laugh but is certainly something people should think about.

"Was on the toilet this morning, eating a bowl of cereal an...What? You think there's something wrong with eating in the toilet? Did that gross you out? Then why do people suggest breastfeeding mothers feed their babies in the Ladies toilets?"

Areas should be provided in public places, mothers should not have to take their babies into a place full of germs to feed.


Darknlovely3436 profile image

Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

We are living in a funny world,

sex is no problem to display,

breast feeding an infant is considered nasty to some folks, what mad mad world in which we lived

thank for commenting

Mothers keep on breastfeeding your infant to hell with them

and the rules.


stephhicks68 profile image

stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

I totally agree about the double standard! Just look at the stuff they put on TV and in the movies. Yet, a regular mother, trying to do the best thing for her child is derided or shamed. Not OK - Great hub and rated up!


Darknlovely3436 profile image

Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

yes double standard indeed, trying a shame a mother not into feeding her infant ...thumbs down to the system


mena7thefamily profile image

mena7thefamily 4 years ago from Las Vegas

I'm glad you wrote on this topic. It just show how the world has things so twisted these days!Thank you thank you thank you for that one!


Darknlovely3436 profile image

Darknlovely3436 4 years ago from NewYork Author

Thank you for commentin mena7the family


Darknlovely3436 profile image

Darknlovely3436 4 years ago from NewYork Author

What does the law say?

The new Equality Act says that it is sex discrimination to treat a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding. It applies to anyone providing services, benefits, facilities and premises to the public, public bodies, further and higher education bodies and association. Service providers include most organisations that deal directly with the public. Service providers must not discriminate, harass or victimise a woman because she is breastfeeding. Discrimination includes refusing to provide a service, providing a lower standard of service or providing a service on different terms. Therefore, a cafe owner cannot ask you to stop breastfeeding or refuse to serve you.

How long does protection apply for? There is no age restriction, the law protects you for as long as you wish to breastfeed your baby.

Where can a woman breastfeed? You are protected in public places such as parks, sports and leisure facilities, public buildings and when using public transport such as buses, trains and planes. You are protected in shops, public, restaurants and hotels regardless of how big of small. You are also protected in places like hospitals, theatres, cinemas and petrol stations.

Am I protected if I am asked to stop breastfeeding at work?. If your employer provides services to the public, your employer is also responsible for the actions of its employees.

The law does not currently provide a right to time off at work to breastfeed but you have health and safety rights at work as an employee and the right to ask for flexible work. For more information, see the information sheet Continuing to breastfeed when you return to work. Employers are not obliged to provide facilities for expressing and storing milk but they may wish to as a matter of good practice and they must take steps to protect the health and safety of an employee who is breastfeeding on return to work.

What protection is there for students? Further and higher education bodies must not discriminate, harass or victimise a student who is breastfeeding in terms of admission or provision of education or by excluding the student or subjecting her to any detriment. This includes access to benefits, facilities or services.

Which associations are included? An association must not discriminate, harass or victimise a person because she is breastfeeding by refusing membership or discriminating in provision of benefits, facilities or services.

An association includes clubs, such as golf clubs, that have rules of membership, with at least 25 members, where members have to apply to join. Private clubs, with less than 25 members, that have no formal rules of membership, such as a book club, would not be counted as an association. Clubs where you simply pay a membership fee to join are not counted as an association but would be considered to be providing public services.

Are there some places where I cannot breastfeed in public? Yes, it is not against the law to prevent a woman breastfeeding in a service which is a single sex service for men. This single sex service must be justified, for example, where only one sex needs it or one sex needs the service more than the other. Voluntary groups or charities set up specifically to benefit one sex may be acting lawfully if they exclude women. Religious organisations may offer services to one sex if it is in line with the doctrines of that religion. In some cases, where single sex services are justified, it would be reasonable to object to members of the opposite sex being there.

It is not against the law to prevent a woman breastfeeding where there are legitimate health and safety risks, for example, near to certain chemicals or radiation.

What can I do if I am discriminated against because I am breastfeeding? Firstly, you should make a complaint to the organisation that has discriminated against you. Most service providers, educational bodies and other groups should have

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working