There were a couple of articles written about our recent efforts, to raise public awareness and a change in the legislation, for which myself and my boobs frequented quite a lot, actually in one article I am in every photo in one way or another, felt very chuffed with that little effort :) Here are the links to the articles.
Bid to protect breastfeeding mum's
I am so proud of my breast feeding relationship with both my girls, Taleisha breast fed daily up until she was 2 and a half, and now as the occassional comfort feed, I am saddened that when people ask how long Taleisha breast fed for that I am often embarrassed to admit that she is still feeding, afraid if what the other persons reaction might be, even though I am comfortable with our decision not to deny her if she asked for it, as well as being well aware of the World Health Organisations standards and statistics. However I don't think I have the courage in me to willing welcome the public onslaught if I was to publicly breast feed her, I don't think I'm big enough to handle that.
Mackenzie is still feeding also and she is definitely a boobie junkie. Although she is a much rougher feeder compared to her big sister, I have the scratch marks on my breasts to prove it, I'm still very content with our feeding relationship as is she, she is definitely showing no sign of wanting to give up her boobie. I'm also still quite comfortable feeding her in public and am getting quite crafty at how I do this, I have recently mastered breast feeding her in our Ergo carrier and am quite chuffed at this, it's not an easy feat with breasts as big as mine.
With Mackenzie now one and feeding a lot more than Taleisha did at this age, I'm wondering at what age did I transition from being comfortable to feed in public to no longer feeling comfortable? I really don't want to reach that stage and although I have a close circle of understanding friends who wouldn't bat an eyelid at me feeding Taleisha, I know it's not something I'd do outside the confines of our home.
For now I feel the need to rejoice in my freedom to feed Mackenzie whenever and whereever she wants and having the courage and confidence to do so and knowing that she is getting the best possible nourishment that nature intended.