The theme for the United States Breastfeeding Committee's August 18-24 portion of National Breastfeeding Month is Breastfeeding In The Community: Wherever Moms Are! This week is dedicated to action and education about the Friendly Airports for Mothers Act and on support for nursing in public spaces.
It is important that women and girls witness nursing in public so that they will learn about nursing their own children - it has to be part of the culture around us if we are to meet our public health goals. Also, nursing mothers cannot reasonably be expected to give up participation in society if we expect people to nurse nearly long enough. Has anyone ever bothered you or anyone you know about nursing in public? What did you do?