Breastfeeding at a Wedding – Yes or No? [POLL]
Breastfeeding has become a hot topic to talk about lately. It seems like everyone has an opinion on it. Whether that be the debate between breastfeeding or formula or the debate on breastfeeding in public, people really seem to like talking about it.
A couple sparked up the breastfeeding in public controversy with a note that was included in their wedding invitations.
The note reads:
To all our mommies who are breastfeeding, we are thinking of you; we are sensitive to the fact you may need to breastfeed during our event, therefore we have designated an appropriate place for you to feed your baby so that you do not have to do so in public in front of our Family and Friends. For your convenience we are accommodating you with a comfortable and private area with chairs and baby blankets in the ladies room. We request that you use this area when you are breastfeeding. Thank you.
According to the Facebook page Breastfeeding Mama Talk, the mother was going to be attending the wedding with her husband who was the best man in the wedding. The mother was originally going to have a friend watch their children and serve as a wet nurse to their youngest child.
Apparently, the mother, the bride, and the groom have argued in the past about breastfeeding in public. The soon to be married couple is against it.
The mother, who remains anonymous, took to social media to receive advise with how she should handle the situation saying, "I want to be "nice" as possible but what should I do!? Go ahead and leave her with my friend (who by the way has nursed her multiple times) or take her!? Help!"
What do you think of this request?