As a mother who breastfeeds my kids (Danika until she was 11 months and still nursing Aiden at 8 months) I was horrified to hear that a manager at a McDonald’s Restaurant in Phoenix kicked a lady and her kids out of the restaurant for nursing her 5 month old. Not only is it against the law to do that, it is just plain ridiculous. Watch this story for the details:
While I can appreciate that some people may not want to watch you nurse your child or worse, see your breasts while they are eating, I don’t think that was the case here. She stated she was nursing discreetly and I don’t believe she was ever exposed. If you have ever nursed your babies then you know that there are times you are out in public and they need to eat. I am appalled at people who suggest we go to the bathroom and nurse our baby. Would you take your meal into the bathroom at a public restaurant and eat it? I didn’t think so.
I have nursed my babies in public many times and have become a pro at doing it discreetly. There have been many times that people will come up and talk to me while I’m nursing and have no idea that I’m sitting there nursing Aiden. There is a way to do it without bothering anyone else. And if you are so disgusted by it then I don’t understand that because it it natural and what God designed. It is not a gross thing.
So I know this is a controversial subject. What are your thoughts on it? Do you agree that she should’ve been kicked out of McDonald’s or not? What do you think of the nurse-in she mentioned? Would you participate in it?