Civic Life
4:52 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Why Do We Get Hung Up On Breastfeeding?

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A breastfeeding mother has been asked to stop and cover-up. A YMCA official asked a mother to stop feeding her child recently. It's not the first time that's happened, so mothers decided to fight back. Last Wednesday they held a "nurse in," a demonstration at the YMCA in Centennial Hills. State law gives mothers the right to feed their children in public and does not even require any covering. So why do these incidents keep happening? Why are we so hung up on breastfeeding?

GUESTS

Charity Schneider, breastfeeding mother

Christie Linert, organizer of the "nurse in"

Dorothy Waldron, doula and breastfeeding advocate

Florence Williams, author of "Breasts: A Natural and Unnnatural History"

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