There has been a long debate on public breastfeeding. While some believe that women should not breast in public, other think if a mother must breastfeed publicly, she should use a cover, and some think a mother should be able to breastfeed when and however she wants.
We asked some Naija women their thoughts on this and they had these to say;
If people can walk around eating ice cream, then, babies do not need to be covered up before they can or should eat. There is no thought about it, baby is hungry, feed the baby.
Feed but cover up. With so many nice mummy things to wear, there’s no need to expose the whole boob to the world. I think there needs to be a balance.
The way you can eat in public without covering up is the same way you can feed your baby without covering up. People should stop being hypocrites. If you have a cover, use it. If you don’t have, feel free to breastfeed. It’s your breast, you didn’t borrow it.
The way I feel about it is, mind your own breast. What you choose to do with yours has nothing to do with me, and vice versa. Don’t make my breasts and what I do with them your business and we won’t have issues.
There’s nothing wrong with breastfeeding in public, but every woman should have a cover and not expose her whole breast, the baby is sucking from the nipples and not the whole breast.
There is nothing wrong with breastfeeding your child in public. If it is okay for men to stop traffic for a women half naked woman, then it is okay for a mother to breastfeed publicly.
Some people are very ignorant when it comes to breast feeding. Every woman is different and nobody should tell a woman how she should feed her baby. I breastfeed my baby and I use a cover and the reason is because I respect my husband and I don’t want other men lusting after me.
Apart from that I advise women to feed their baby whenever, where ever, and however they want!