Just spotted this article: http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/07/27/nur....ap/index.html on CNN about the latest issue of babytalk magazine. There's an emerging debate between "lactivists" and those who believe breastfeeding should remain a private matter. Here are a few quotes from the article.
One mother who didn't like the cover explains she was concerned about her 13-year-old son seeing it.
"I shredded it," said Gayle Ash, of Belton, Texas, in a telephone interview. "A breast is a breast -- it's a sexual thing. He didn't need to see that.""It's not like women are whipping them out with tassels on them," she added. "Mostly, they are trying to be discreet."The evidence of public discomfort isn't just anecdotal. In a survey published in 2004 by the American Dietetic Association, less than half -- 43 percent -- of 3,719 respondents said women should have the right to breast-feed in public places.As this very much has to do with gender issues - it should come as no surprise that it would be on my radar. But I wonder - What do cyburbians think and feel about the issue? Care to share some experiences?"My kid needed to eat," said the 29-year-old from South Abingdon, Massachusetts. And she wasn't going to go hide in a not-so-clean restroom: "I don't send people to the bathroom when they want to eat," she said.