Give those breastfeeding mums a break
I AM perplexed when I hear people complaining about breastfeeding in public.
It has always been around and I am surprised that most of the complaints seem to be coming from old ladies of my generation. Have they forgotten those years when they raised children?
When I was a child growing up at the beginning of the 1930s and ’40s, breastfeeding in public was prevalent.
Back then, women breastfed their babies on Cockies train coming down the north coast line to Bundaberg. Out in the country, it happened at all social events, such as cricket matches, school picnics and dances. Dances were a family affair in those days. Women breastfed with a folded handkerchief discreetly placed. No one seemed to notice.
We seldom hear complaints from men on the subject. They appear to take a more tolerant view of the matter and understand that breast feeding is a natural part of life.
So please, give our young mothers a break. They are just doing what every mother has done since the dawn of time. BETTY LOWIS Bundaberg