My eyes teared up reading the accounts a service member had defending his babies rights to breastfeed not just at a post thrift shop where he and his wife volunteered but also at Boy Scouts of America, where they both gave of their time to support the organization they cared for, till they realized the organization didn’t want Mom around breastfeeding her babies any place, even under a blanket in public. The Dad stood up for her then as he had before in the military but in the end, the family was forced out. More here:
That family is very brave, the father risked so much when he was in the military to defend his child’s basic right to simply eat when it needed to and his wife’s right to feed baby where ever they happen to be at the time. It sounds like he paid dearly for it too. Our society is so broken and twisted from what the boy scouts treat boys to how grown men react to breasts when they would hardly bat an eye lash at a firing gun.
One of the things that strikes me as wrong (there are many here of course) is that the mother covered up with blankets when she nursed. That is not a legal requirement and heck, many can’t nurse that way as baby will refuse to eat. I know my babies did. I wonder what the leaders of boy scouts would do if they ever had to actually research and explain to the the troops about breastfeeding?
One thing I know for sure, our son will never be a boy scout, they don’t have high enough morals for our family.