Milk On The Run

I seem to be on a boob theme.  Go figure.

I’ll just blame it on being from Connecticut, but I’m sure not a fan of women breast-feeding in public.  That’s not to say they shouldn’t feed their babies, just with a little more discretion is all I’m asking.

To walk by a boob the size of a porpoise basking in the morning sunshine can disorient a girl.  You think you’re seeing things.  I admire the mother who envelops her milk bottle in a little cotton throw concealing that portable dairy.  Is that too much to expect?

It’s so Latino, and even Italian to whip out that sucker, no pun intended, for the whole world, or in this case, park to see.

I’m told it’s natural to be so maternally uninhibited…a rite of womanly passage if you will.  It’s what God made them for, not to look bouncy in a bustier.  Tell that to Women’s Wear Daily and get back to me.

Reminds me of an old Bill Maher joke…breast-feeding is like gum.  If you don’t have enough for everybody then you should leave it home.

I was at a club once when he told that joke, and a lady jumped up and said, “What the fuck do you know about motherhood?”

Without missing a beat he said, “Not much, but I do know about gum.”

To take this a step further, I think it just comes down to boundaries and thoughtful consideration for the other guy.

Another mama pajama I know said, breast-feeding publicly as far as she’s concerned, comes under the First Amendment.  She has the right to bare her breasts for the sake of her baby anytime, anywhere.

You don’t say…

well, we all could a’ had a V-8…how bout that, big Mama.

I’m laughing…I can’t fucking help it.



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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27 Responses to Milk On The Run

  1. micklively says:

    All the years I’ve been arguing with you: never have I found myself so diametrically opposed to your opinion as I am this morning. I’m hoping it was all supposed to be a joke.
    Disappointed of Lincoln.


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I totally agree that women have a right to breast feed in public, but it is only common sense to cover that puppy up with a little cloth. They make thingys specifically for the job! Maybe the mommies that expose themselves are either out to shock, closet exhibitionists, or extremely proud of their newly inflated, milk-filled suckers.

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    • I don’t know what it is. Maybe it is pride. Having never the experience it’s hard to figure out. Oh well…in the grand scheme of life Skinny it really isn’t all that important, is it?


  3. I was in Macy’s last week and a young girl was looking at jewelry next to me while nursing. I was more impressed with the fact that she was shopping, skinny as a rail after giving birth and nursing while standing to notice her exposed breast. It doesn’t even phase me, but I was always discrete, because that’s just me.

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  4. Couldn’t agree with you more. Don’t know why people are offended by topless women but think it’s okay to whip out those puppies for feeding. It gives them a free pass I suppose. Discrete. I have seen Moms breastfeeding in public in a very classy way (and you don’t have to totally cover the kid’s head). I was breastfeed and I doubt if anyone ever saw my Mom’s breasts.

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  5. I am redeveloping my opinion on this particular item. I used to be entirely against it. Now, after watching “Free the Nipple” documentary/movie and understanding that New York and many other states allow any woman to expose her breast in public, I have decided that if the state you are in allows it, then it’s okay. Personally, I like small breasts. Most women who publicly breast feed their child(ren) do not do much for me.
    My niece has a dealy in which the baby is strapped/wrapped next to her breast and completely covered. The child can feed when she needs to without Mommy having to really even lose stride. And, it’s very secure.


  6. MJ says:

    Alas, Susannah, the terminally vulgar will always be with us! Now, my forebears came to Yankeedom from the Fjords, the Alps, and the Steppes, where the climes aren’t friendly to the public exchange of body fluids, so perhaps my distaste for people openly copulating or flaunting boobs with young attached is genetically hard-wired. It’s certainly not rooted in failure to appreciate civil liberties, as I was raised by politically liberal parents who were card-carrying members of the ACLU. But just because a behavior is legal doesn’t mean it’s appropriate. I mean, has anyone ever been prosecuted nose-picking in public? Gross as that is, though, it’s less disturbing than having to see an infant being used as a prop to gratify the mother’s need for attention, validation, or sexual stimulation. (Love that line “a boob the size of a porpoise basking in the morning sunshine”; it’s right up there with Bill Maher’s retort about gum!)


    • I always liked that Bill Maher joke even though other people didn’t. The point being, is it necessary to flaunt, to use your word, an act that doesn’t have to be such a big deal in the sense everyone has to know you’re doing it? Again, I’m from New England, I’ll blame it on that or the Bosavova 🙂


  7. yes! Totally agree… discretion…. I was always so hesitant to feed in public… Now they have those spiffy bibs that can cover a multitude of sins and I truly believe they should be issued to each new mom… My oldest is breastfeeding her baby right now and I am always shocked and amazed she does it so easily in public, but, she is also a firm believer in those nursing bibs for the mom… she doesn’t leave home without it…. Love the descriptions of those honking big bottles… Missed you, trying to get back into the swing of writing…. DAF


  8. Patricia says:

    Breast feeding in public doesn’t bother me, but it can be done discreetly. The overexposure of body parts at beaches and pools bothers me more. Maybe I am just thinking like an old person, but hey, I am an old person.


    • For me it’s all about what’s appropriate and many people disagree with me, not just about a public display of nursing, but a whole array of things. Undisciplined children, cell phone use. Littering and spitting. Not picking up after their dogs. I’d be the new sheriff in town everybody hated. Lol


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