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10 Completely Random Things Idiots Love To Compare To Public Breastfeeding

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annoyed-womanPeople who get offended by public breastfeeding amuse me. It’s so strange that they can’t grasp the concept of looking away. They act like breastfeeding mothers come and straddle their laps, whip out their boobs, and hang out. It’s bizarre.

After years of writing about mothers being shamed in public I’ve gotten very used to people making absurd analogies to explain why public breastfeeding is just not okay in their eyes. But never have I seen so many ridiculous comments in one place as I did today when I stumbled across an old HuffPost article about a mother shamed for breastfeeding her 16-day-old infant at a recreation center. Those pesky newborns! Always getting hungry in the most inappropriate places!

The following comments are real. These people actually think the following things are exactly like breastfeeding. Wow.

1. Pooping.poop-breastfeeding

Yes Fred, taking a shit in public is totally the same thing as breastfeeding a child. Oh, wait — no it’s not. It’s illegal. And disgusting.

2. Changing a maxi-pad.



3. Sex.


Yup, some people have just not grown up enough to know the difference between feeding a baby and having sex in a public place.

4. Smoking cigarettes.

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Yeah, only there’s no such thing as “secondhand” breast milk. In no way is your health being impacted by this woman’s decision to feed her baby. I can’t believe that even needs to be said.

5. Making out.Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 10.57.16 AM

This is just weird. There’s nothing wrong with either of these things.

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