Posted by: Admin | February 27, 2011

Do you think it is hard to breastfeed in public?

I am a French Canadian girl raised in a Montreal suburb, and I have never been shy about breastfeeding in public.  As a breastfeeding advocate, I even went out of my way to breastfeed in public places. I did not “expose” myself, but I never choose to hide in a Breastfeeding Room. Now, when I see women breastfeeding in public, I feel like going over to praise them for the public service they are doing. They are “exposing” children to the act of breastfeeding, showing them that this is how you feed babies and that breastfeeding is an important social act!

When I moved to Mistissini, I was still breastfeeding my 3 year old. I breastfed at home and sometimes at work, behind my desk at the Public Health Office. I always felt comfortable breastfeeding in Mistissini, as it is part of the Cree culture.

How do you feel about breastfeeding in public? Does Cree culture make you feel good about breastfeeding in public? How about when you are out of Eeyou Itschee?

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