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Breastfeeding mothers . . . I wrote a poem about Breastfeeding in Public. I sent it to my professor yesterday . . . tell me what you think.

One quiet afternoon,
On a very bright sunny day,
Two friends get together,
So that their kids may play.
After some playtime,
For both mothers and children,
They all go to a restaurant,
That the children have chosen.
They find a nice table,
Private and in the back,
The children are behaving,
Allowing mothers to relax.


Asked by BridgetC140 at 12:39 AM on May. 10, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (10)
  • wonderfully said! I love it! Makes me proud to have been a nursing MOM.

    Answer by mommyof3xy at 6:51 PM on May. 10, 2009

  • The youngest child,
    Does not need to order,
    Her mother has everything,
    She needs to nurture her.
    She feeds her child,
    As nature intended,
    No reason to stop,
    The milk flow has not ended.
    The waiter approaches,
    And the mother can't believe,
    He just told her she must stop nursing,
    Or they will be asked to leave.
    This scenario is far too common,
    So sad and quite appalling,
    The number of breastfeeding mothers,
    Has been drastically falling.
    Why is this happening?
    Why has society become this way?
    Women should not be ridiculed,
    For feeding their children the natural way.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:39 AM on May. 10, 2009

  • For feeding their children the natural way.
    Are women supposed to stay at home,
    And nurse where no one can see,
    Women must hide in shame,
    This can't be how God intended it to be.
    When they're out in a restaurant,
    They must retreat to the lavatory,
    Feed their babies in the bathroom,
    Or they will be sorry?
    That is just wrong,
    Would you eat in such a place?
    Full of germs and bacteria,
    What a shameful disgrace!
    No child should either,
    be condemned to eat,
    Where people defecate,
    Just to be discreet.
    I will never understand it,
    Why it must be such a fight,
    To feed our children from our breast,
    Honoring their birthright.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:40 AM on May. 10, 2009

  • I wish things were different,
    I will never understand,
    Why people are so close minded,
    As if this isn't what nature planned.
    No one objects or scoffs,
    At a horse nursing her foal,
    What makes humans different?
    This ignorance is taking a toll.
    Baby Formula did not exist,
    Many years in the past,
    Women had to breastfeed,
    They were not treated as outcasts.
    What is the obsession?
    The fixation with breasts,
    They were created for feeding,
    Nothing more, nothing less.
    Society has turned the breast,
    Into a play toy for men,
    An object for groping,
    A pair that turn heads.
    They are so much more than this,
    If only everyone knew,
    The benefits of breastfeeding,
    And what breast milk can do.
    Full of immunoglobins,
    Several wonderful benefits,
    A living food that changes,
    Not just a pair of tits.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:41 AM on May. 10, 2009

  • So many ailments prevented,
    Such as ear infections,
    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,
    And respiratory infections.
    Eczema, MS and GERD
    Crytorchidism and inguinal hernia,
    Even more basic avoidances,
    Such as constipation and diarrhea.
    Breastfeeding can be quite beneficial,
    To the mothers too,
    It can help prevent certain cancers,
    And help you lose weight too.
    Who can ignore,
    All these wonderful facts,
    And forget about the children,
    Who this really impacts?


    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:41 AM on May. 10, 2009

  • The government has begun to step up,
    Women are finally gaining rights,
    And many organizations are fighting,
    To bring all the facts to light.
    A bill was signed in 1998,
    The Right To Breastfeed Act,
    This protects women on federal grounds,
    It was about time for some tact.
    Off of federal grounds,
    Women may still face,
    The ignorance of others,
    In their privately owned place.
    These are steps in the right direction,
    But there is much more work to do,
    Changing the views of people,
    Letting the facts get through.
    We cannot change the world overnight,
    But we must not stop our fight,
    Only moving forward,
    Changing this unfortunate plight.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:42 AM on May. 10, 2009

  • As a nursing mother,
    These words are very strong,
    Although I am a new mother,
    And I haven't been nursing long.
    I know all of the health benefits,
    For both me and my daughter,
    But the bonding is just wonderful,
    I feel sorry for her father.
    He will never have the chance,
    To nurse a baby from his breast,
    To know what sustains your offspring,
    Comes directly from your chest.
    To hold a baby in your arms,
    And pacify her with your flesh,
    A living food that never spoils,
    Always warm and always fresh.

    Sorry, so long. It had to be long. I had to write a revision of one of my papers and I had the option to write a poem. What do you think?

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:43 AM on May. 10, 2009

  • I wrote this paper a while ago, so for this paper, I wrote it as if I were still breastfeeding.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:44 AM on May. 10, 2009

  • I Think You did a GREAT JoB, and I really enjoyed it and it touch home in soo many ways. Good luck with your paper

    Answer by Shaqbe4u at 12:49 AM on May. 10, 2009

  • I love it
    My mom keeps telling me that no matter what, never be ashamed to breastfeed in public.
    People need to get a grip..I see girls walking around with barely anything on and nobody complains about them but as soon as a woman whips her breast out to feed her child, people have a problem with it. If they don't like it, they don't have to look. When my daughter is born, I'll breastfeed where ever, whenever I feel like it and if anybody has a problem, they can shove it right back up their ass.

    Answer by Marix3 at 12:56 AM on May. 10, 2009