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Saturday, September 14, 2013

How to NOT Be "All For" Breastfeeding

I have no problem with breastfeeding, but keep it classy.

I support breastfeeding but it is a private act.

Breastfeeding is great as long as you don't flash your boobs at everyone.

I am all for breastfeeding, but I don't need to see pictures of it all over my newsfeed.

I back breastfeeding absolutely, but I don't want anyone to know because others might not like it and I could alienate potential clients.

Breastfeeding is great, but nobody should have to see it.

My wife/daughter/sister/best friend breastfeeds and I support her, but she always covers like she should.

I support women who respect themselves and others enough to not expose themselves to the world while breastfeeding.

Look, I support breastfeeding, I just have a different opinion on what 'support' looks like.

I never said I don't support breastfeeding, I just think it should be done in the bathroom.

I think everyone should breastfeed if they can, but if not, they should use formula, because donor milk is just foul.

Breast milk is best, but once they can start opening your blouse you should give it to them in a cup.

...and on and on and on...

If you have to put a condition on which you'll lend your support to breastfeeding, you are NOT "all for" breastfeeding. As soon as you add in an 'if,' 'and,' or 'but' to your claim of breastfeeding support, you've negated your claim completely. Breastfeeding support is an all or nothing deal. You're either in or you're out. Breastfeeding support simply must be unconditional.

(Photo credit: London's Lens 2012)