Oh breastfeeding. It would seem like the most natural thing in the world — after all, a fair number of babies come out of the womb ready to get at their mom’s food source. Sure, it’s a personal decision and it’s not always successful in 100 per cent of cases, but how often do we hear the term “breast is best?”
Yet breastfeeding is still one of those things that can be tricky to do, especially in public. Even when we cover up, people can still become extremely uncomfortable. We’ve even heard of cases where people yell at breastfeeding mothers about how they should be doing that in private. As though they can control when their babies — who, when they’re young, have to eat every two-to-three hours — get hungry.
Jeesh. It’s a woman’s right to feed her baby, angry people. She probably wouldn’t yell at you for eating your breakfast sandwich on the subway.
Thankfully, we Canadians have a Prime Minister who isn’t afraid to embrace breastfeeding in all its beauty. Justin Trudeau shared a picture of his wife Sophie breastfeeding their son Hadrien on Twitter last Saturday. It was meant to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (which took place Aug. 1-7), and we couldn’t be prouder.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 6, 2016
This is just the latest move by a Prime Minister who really does seems to be supportive of not only women’s rights, but inclusivity as a whole. Either that or he just really knows how to work those publicity opps. We’re going to go with the former though.
Because, as he’d say, “It’s 2016.”