I borrowed this from Boba's Facebook page.
This is Caroline Gauthier with her son Caleb, 25 months. She has been motor crossing for 6 years.
You can't tell me this picture doesn't make you want to yell,
"THAT IS BAD ASS!"
I don't know if I'll be able to breastfeed my 2+ year old. Who knows how I'll feel about it in a few months. Who knows if we'll last that long. Who knows if she'll still be interested. Who knows, but the WHO (World Health Organization) reccomends you breastfeed for two to two and a half years in order for your child to get optimal benefits.
I do know that the next time I see a woman feeding her babe. I'll think of this picture and think,
"YOU ARE BAD ASS!"
I was the first in my family to breast feed. I learned by example, doing it, and reading a TON! Thank God for my Sister in Law. It is the most amazing feeling to know that I am my child's source of life. I nourish her. I grew her in my belly, and my milk makes her belly grow. :)
I'm so over all the judgment. It makes my heart hurt. It's not our place to judge. As I've entered into this blogging, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, crunchy mommy world. . . I'm learned that,once again, American's thinks it's "shit don't stink" and how we should tell our Momma's to raise children.
To cover up.
Go to a bathroom.
If I could keep a cover on my child's head I would. Otherwise she's going to bring more attention to us batting the cover away than we would just "pretending to nap."
We are discreet. We don't yell from the rooftops, " Hey! MY BOOB IS OUT! It's an all out Bachelor party over here!"
Go to a bathroom?? Do you want to eat your meal in a public restroom?? Where people poop, pee, puke, and no telling WHAT else.
I didn't think so.
Open your eyes. It's a great big world out there. Our culture is one of the FEW cultures that makes breastfeeding, baby led weaning, cloth diapering, and elimination communicating seem so feaux pa. We feel the need to judge, question, and change things that have been working for people for
THOUSANDS OF YEARS
ALL OVER THE WORLD.
We are just one little tiny SILLY country.
The things we just pop off from our mouths make us seem so much sillier.
To me, this is awareness.
To me, this is culture.
To me, this is beautiful.