How to Breastfeed Publicly in the Middle East (and, um, Midwest)

The Green Prophet, an environment news site reporting on the Middle East, has a fascinating list of 10 tips for breastfeeding in the Middle East. Writer Hannah Katsman reassures nursing moms that breastfeeding is very much the norm for most countries in that part of the world, and that women should, by all means, feel comfortable nursing even in public (except Iran, she writes).

What’s fascinating is how these tips would also be useful for a nursing mom in, say, Oklahoma or Wisconsin or, heck, Redhook. Actually, Katsman’s attitude would be grounds for a reprimand in some of those places. I mean, check this out:

3. Your first priority is to your baby. Avoid nursing a baby in a bathroom or a stuffy closet just to please others.

Or this:

8. Act confident in your choice. If you ask permission or apologize, people are more likely to object. But don’t hesitate to ask if you need a private place to sit.

No pleasing others? No apologies? What about the modesty police?

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