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Breastfeeding or Manners? Let’s Have Both



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A mom in Texas was breastfeeding her child at a recreational-facility, when an employee asked her to cover up, or to use a private room that the recreational facility would provide.  The ensuing incident was caught on video – and, of course, posted on the couple’s blog – and has created some passionate debate over exactly where lactating mothers can — or should — feed their infants.  Here’s what happened:

As a mother of three, I realize how awkward it sometimes is to have to nurse in public.  However, in the battle between breastfeeding and manners, why can’t we have both?  Read my take here.



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