So what do I think?
I believe all mothers should be supported, not just breastfeeders. I believe, no one should feel ashamed of how they feed and nourish their child, nor should they have to hide away. I believe all mothers and fathers should be able to feed their child however they choose be it breast or bottle, with a cover or without a cover, in peace without judgement.
In Australia the rates of breastfeeding are pretty dismal, 80% of infants are breastfed at 1 week but by 6 months of age its dropped to just 14% by age 1, it is less then 5%...(Link)
5% of all mums genuinely can not breastfeed even after trying pumping and medications, these mums would love to breastfeed. They would love to not feel like their bodies failed. Support these mothers, they beat themselves up enough as it is. Check out this link on when breastfeeding doesn't work out.
Now back to the kochie scandal.
Breastfeeding and the Law (link)
What is the law?
The Law protects your right to breastfeed
What about State and Territory Laws?
I have been discriminated against and want to take it further. How do I make a complaint?
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