Tuesday, May 8, 2007

A girl's gotta eat

About a decade ago, when I was just an impressionable teenager, I took a trip to D.C. with my brother, sister-in-law and baby niece. As I was sitting in the back seat on the way to Arlington National Cemetery, the baby started to cry. Quicker than lightning, my sister-in-law, who was in the passenger seat, sprang into action. She unbuckled her seatbelt, turned around in her seat, pulled out her left breast and stuck it in my niece's mouth--not eight inches from my shocked face. After seeing my horrified expression, she and my brother burst out laughing and made fun of my trauma for the rest of the day. The point of that story is this: For those people who are all shocked and outraged about Maggie Gyllenhaal breastfeeding her daughter in the park, YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW. For reals.

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Anonymous said...

i love maggie g. for being comfortable enough and brave enough to do what's best for her baby and not worry about what other people think.

Anonymous said...

i think shes awesome! i always felt like i should hide that i was breast feeding my child. If you dont like it, guess what? You dont have to look. Or take pictures of it, or post them on the internet, saying how outraged you are. Then why are you posting pictures up? Dont like it, dont look.

Anonymous said...

I have a fetish for lactating women, so this pic is right up my alley. And I agree with Sept. 4ths comment. Women should be able to breastfeed out in the open uncovered if they want. Just don't mind my staring. :)