A friend (thanks, Myf!) sent me a link to this article in the Burlington Free Press.
Here's what I think. The whole notion of being offended by the sight of a mother nursing her baby is completely, unforgivably, ridiculous. You see, I covered, but sometimes, I didn't cover, because frankly I nursed about a thousand times a day and didn't always have the time or inclination to protect anyone's potential offenses (it's a boob people get the fuck over it!) and sometimes it was too damn hot to cover for baby and me and I stopped seeing the breast as anything but a way to feed my baby the second I started.
People have to get over themselves. Finding the natural use of the breast offensive is childish. Grow up and get over it, people!
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