Women who breastfeed in public continue to be shamed for it, despite the fact that it's a perfectly normal and healthy part of life that need not be sexualized or frowned upon. The latest incident occurred this past weekend in London's Victoria and Albert Museum courtyard, where a woman was asked to cover up while breastfeeding despite being surrounded by countless pieces of art depicting shirtless women.
Thanks all for support. I was so surprised partly because this was the first time it's ever happened to me in 3.5yrs of BF.— Vaguechera (@vaguechera) August 5, 2017
Very sorry. Our policy is clear: Women may breastfeed wherever they like and wherever they feel comfortable, and they should not be disturbed.
Babies should continue to breastfeed for a year and for as long as is mutually desired by the mother and baby.
The AAP also notes that formula feeding "gives the mother more freedom and time for duties other than those involving baby care," but parents should never be shamed for the way they choose to keep their babies healthy. Breastfeeding is a normal, healthy choice that should not be looked down upon.