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“I was shocked at the response on social media. It was pretty positive, but there were a few men who made some creepy comments like ‘my turn around’ and that sort of thing, ”Palmer said in an interview with the Mirror. “It happens almost every time I post a breastfeeding photo and I see it all the time in comments on photos of other breastfeeding mothers.”
Palmer believes that the sexualization of women’s bodies is the reason Western society is uncomfortable with breastfeeding. She said sexualization has reached such a point that “we cannot understand that a woman’s nipples are a source of food for the next generation, not just men’s toys.
Palmer said she feeds her daughter on demand – basically whenever she’s hungry. By doing this in public, the woman hopes that she can encourage other mothers to do the same without being embarrassed.
While breastfeeding, Palmer said the reaction was “neutral or curious,” noting that people would ask her how long she was going to breastfeed or if it was uncomfortable, or try to ignore her.
“What’s interesting is that if my husband is there, they leave me alone. If I’m alone with Alexandria, they’ll ask me questions or watch us, ”Palmer said.
The World Health Organization recommends that children should breastfeed exclusively for the first six months of life, and also says it is safe for children to still be breastfed after the age of two.
While there are some misconceptions in society, Palmer said that the time that a breastfeeding woman depends on her is because “there are tons of benefits for the baby and the mother that continue to breastfeed until. ‘to two or even more.