Privilege and oppression come in many forms
You know the drill, show support for Nursing In Public and someone always says, "be discreet, it's not that hard." Or perhaps "it's fine if you do it discreetly but all those mums who just flop their boobs out are annoying/attention seeking."
Maybe the even go as far as to say this...
Nope Alison, all being discreet (or insisting others do so as well) shows is, privilege.
Privilege to have boobs the right size and shape, to have a baby that self latches and stays there without you having to hold them. A baby that doesn't get distracted or need frequent breaks because of oral motor issues meaning that feeding wears them out, of having a baby who will tolerate feeding under a cover, or of being able to feed in a carrier, of not needing to use both hands to latch. The privilege of not having twins, needing to use an SNS or a nipple shield , being the right size to be able to wear nursing clothes, being able to afford to buy discreet nursing clothes. Being able to feed in positions that allow you to be discreet.
Just because you/your wife had an easy breastfeeding journey doesn't mean everyone else does.
Good for you for being discreet and considerate of others around you. But please recognise that those who are not discreet are not "just flopping their boobs out" or being "tactless"
They are just doing whatever it takes to feed their babies.
Original comment posted on by me using my personal profile
Hi I'm Nicole