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Posted on 10/17/2017 1:47:48 PM PDT by DallasBiff
Ceara LaFrance never knew a social media post would create such a storm. It's been several weeks since the post to Facebook about breastfeeding and the responses on both sides of the issue are still rolling in.
It started with a wedding invitation LaFrance and her husband received from the wedding couple Shelby and Garrett. Ceara's husband just so happens to be the groom's best man. The wedding invitation came with a request to nursing moms to breastfeed in a designated area.
"It's something that is natural that shouldn't be shamed," said LaFrance.
It's her wedding and I will disrespect it if I want to.
Oh, good gravy. If it’s important to your hosts, go to the designated area to nurse your baby. Or politely decline the invitation, but keep your nutcase gripes to yourself.
Im guessing Ceara has been flopping it out everywhere trying to demand attention for her ability to lactate. Hopefully married life for this couple will attract a better class of friends.
My goodness...it’s a wedding...titties and beer!
Bleaching your mustache is natural, Ceara (pronounced "moron" as all these letters are silent) ... so is "dropping a deuce". I expect -- but admittedly don't know for certain -- that you wouldn't disrupt your friend's wedding by doing these "natural" things during the ceremony.
Ok, I have an in-law who is into ‘primitive’ whip-it-out everywhere mode. Breastfeeding=natural, doing it publicly like some third world tribeswoman-is uncivilized. Lots of human activities are ‘natural’ and not done in view of everyone.Being civilized means things done in public in pre-historic times are now done in private. If you are going to make a spectacle of yourself, expect people to stare. Bare breasts at a wedding should be in a designated area- just like diaper changing should be. Or is that natural function going to be at the dining table next to me too? This is more about the mothers-making a ‘statement’ and drawing attention to themselves than it is about feeding a baby.
The groom was diligent in keeping his wedding guests abreast of his concerns and nipped in the bud any potential problems.
My sister tried this at our engagement party years ago. We took her to a bedroom at the back of the house for privacy. She could not(or refused)to understand why.
It was not her first child... I guess we needed to accommodate her in the middle of the living room.
“”It’s something that is natural that shouldn’t be shamed,” said LaFrance.”
I can think of several natural things that are best done in private.
I think everyone, including a nursing mother, should be considerate of others. In some situations, nobody minds if you’re nursing, especially if there’s nothing to be seen other than a blanket. On the other hand, if someone would rather you went to another location, then do.
I was asked not to nurse a son at Weight Watchers meetings. The leader phoned me and said someone had brought it up. I was doing it mainly to keep him quiet, while wearing purpose-built nursing clothes and so on, but I agreed and, afterwards, left the room if necessary.
My mother, bless her heart, attended a distant-relation -by-marriage wedding recently. The bride and maid of honor wore matching Butt crack dresses to show off their identical butterfly tatoos as they walked up the aisle. I only mention this because the bride also breastfed quite cavalierly at the reception. Im almost sorry I missed this soireé.
Dang. I can imagine what my mother would say about that!
We once received a wedding invitation from a niece of my husband. It showed a picture of the bride, the groom, and their 4-year-old daughter, and the header was, “Daddy asked, and Mommy said yes!”
I observed, “This is news? It happened about five years ago!”
just how many nursing moms were coming to this wedding anyhow ? To specifically call them out seems weird.
No blanket or cover. she was asked not to, and previously informed that as this was a formal setting,and that a space would be provided for nursing. She tried anyhow. She didn’t care. My parents didn’t want to upset her, my in-laws were mortified. We handled the matter as quietly as possible. Thank God she did not try to make a scene.
So much wrong with that picture but at least it was a hetero wedding....I guess.
Some people are just narcissists. With my last baby, I had a thing called a “nursing cover,” a piece of cloth that fastens around the neck like Juan Diego’s tilma. It was much easier to keep in place than a blanket, especially with an older baby who’s flailing a lot.
One of the funniest breastfeeding stories I have involved being fitted for a bridesmaid gown. I had just had my oldest child, and breastfeeding was new and awkward. I went to the place where the dresses were being fitted and tried on my dress. While I was standing there having the hem pinned, I started leaking. Bwahahaha. I learned a lesson there. Feed baby before fittings.
That’s funny right there, I don’t care who you are.