How is it that we are losing what it is to be compassionate humans?
Why is it that Breastfeeding education is not given to people who will deal with babies on a daily basis in their jobs?
Why do some people see it as a sexual act?
How is the picture below (my Precious Miss Boo at 1 day old) or any mother breastfeeding her child deemed as Sexual?
When did a mother enjoying breastfeeding become some how a sexualized behavior dangerous to her baby? Well sadly that day is today! I have been contacted by a personal friend who’s life was turned upside down by a Child protection Agency, when she was made to feel like she was sexually abusing her newborn child by breastfeeding her.
Today I shake my head in shame that a Tax funded State run Child protection agency is so way off the mark, I cringe at their uneducated and shameful attitudes towards breastfeeding mothers and babies.
I cringe at their lack of education around the needs, cues and desires of a newborn baby when it comes to breastfeeding.
I cringe at their uneducated, shameful attitudes towards my friend.
I am ashamed that I live in a country that removes children from their parents with only a “possibility of Emotional Neglect” and then tells that mother she is emotionally neglecting her baby because she is not shoving a plastic bottle down its throat but instead is trying to breastfeeding it, all the while being observed by Social workers who know nothing about breastfeeding or how a Breastfeed baby behaves.
People, Breastfeeding is by its very nature a act of stimulation, Basically the baby stimulates the mothers hormones to produce milk and let down by sucking her Nipples, That is not sick, that is not perverted that is not shameful… its basic human 101!!!
What is shameful is that this agency would deny this baby its basic human rights to receive its mothers perfect breast milk and that, that same agency would stop a baby for being able to suck at its mother’s breast because she fears you will call her a child molester.
Tears for my friend tonight, Hugs Nicki