Personally, I do not plan on breastfeeding in public unless there's no other alternative. The primary reason behind my choice is simply because you don’t know who the f*ck you’re dealing with once you are in public. When it comes to general populace, there’s really no way to know who you may encounter. As someone who is informed and very aware of what type of chameleon like predatory people we cross paths with, I feel that my child’s safety and doing my best not to exploit a very intimate act is more important than trying to evolve the perspective of bare breasts. In addition to humbly accepting that I cannot change the mass amount of people who have been conditioned to sexualize breasts, I’m also aware of the perverse community who fetishizes breastfeeding. There is a less talked about layer of society where people get off on breastfeeding. This is apparent in pornos online where people incorporate breastfeeding into sexual acts otherwise known as erotic lactation. There’s a scene in ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ where a rapist forces a mother to let him drink her milk while he holds a gun to her baby’s head after watching her breastfeed in public from afar. I don’t doubt there are psychopaths, sociopaths, and perverts who would actually do something like that or got off on that scene. On a lovely day at your local park, community pool, or a wonderful meal in a restaurant, there are sex offenders, UNREGISTERED sexual crime offenders, rapists, pedophiles, and all sorts of predatory individuals. Seeing as there are ways to breastfeed by covering up or giving my child the nutritional value by having bottles prepared with breastmilk, I don’t feel there is any point in risking getting on their radar. It’s unrealistic to think there aren’t pedophiles that see a baby sucking milk from a breast and don't cultivate disgusting, sick, twisted fantasies about that baby. Some pedophiles of which are sick and bold enough to put your infant on a missing child poster.
Why is it that you have chosen not to breastfeed in public or are very particular about covering up? What reasoning has led to your decision?
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I plan on breastfeeding my child and if my child is hungry in public, then I'll have no problem breastfeeding them. I guess the only thing that makes me hesitant about it would be the reaction of other people around me. I know lots of women like making a statement and I support that, but personally I'm not really one for confrontation. It wouldn't be pleasant to receive the dirty looks I know I would.1