Smiling like Sunshine: Is covering up a feminist issue?

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Is covering up a feminist issue?

One of the issues for breastfeeding mothers is about covering up whilst nursing in public.
I personally don't like using covers or blankets. I lift up my t-shirt as much as needed and latch my baby. Breastfeeding is natural and I think that it is important that people see breastfeeding mums.
I breastfeed everywhere, on trains, in malls, at playgrounds, in shops, if and when my baby wants or needs mummy's milk.
Some mothers, however do not feel comfortable and prefer using covers. It is just a matter of choice and we do need to support them as well.
Today, I would like to share with you a video about this topic by one of my favourite bloggers Annie at PhD in Parenting.

It is  called "Covering up is a Feminist Issue" and it is an amazing collection of images of women from all over the world.
It is based on a blog post that Annie wrote last year. Also translated to French and Spanish