June 17, 2021

Breastfeeding quotes, inspiring and challenging

Spent a few minutes reading through these quotes tonight.  These in particular hit home:

[quote]If a multinational company developed a product that was a nutritionally balanced and delicious food, a wonder drug that both prevented and treated disease, cost almost nothing to produce and could be delivered in quantities controlled by the consumers’ needs, the very announcement of their find would send their shares rocketing to the top of the stock market.  The scientists who developed the product would win prizes and the wealth and influence of everyone involved would increase dramatically.  Women have been producing such a miraculous substance, breastmilk, since the beginning of human existence.
~Gabrielle Palmer [/quote]


[quote]  When an actress takes off her clothes onscreen but a nursing mother is told to leave, what message do we send about the roles of women?  In some ways we’re as committed to the old madonna-whore dichotomy as ever.  And the madonna stays home, feeding the baby behind the blinds, a vestige of those days when for a lady to venture out was a flagrant act of public exposure.
~Anna Quindlen [/quote]