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May 30, 2012

TODAY Moms . Parenting Advice, Stories and Mom News | TODAY.com Blogs – Military mom ‘proud’ of breast-feeding in uniform, despite criticism.

When I was the Naval Station Chief Master at Arms LPO many, many years ago I was in charge of many breast feeding mothers (at one time more than 100 God help me!). We did not permit the enlisted ladies to just whip a breast out and feed their child just anywhere like in the lobby of the building. But they were certainly permitted to use my office (Senior Chief’s was off limits!) or the foyer of our locker to breast feed. I used to even open empty classrooms in the building to let the moms breast feed. I understand how the officers may feel it might reduce their authority being seen with a child to her breast. For the junior enlisted – who cared, I surely did not. Mom’s gotta feed – kid’s gotta eat!

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2 Comments
  1. OK, back to Ruth…

    • I’ll get there but as I find other things that fall in line with my blog I will post it here. After SHTF mothers are going to have to breast feed because things like formula and easy baby bottles are going to be a thing of the past. Mothers that are unable to breast feed may survive on goat, cow or even horse milk (Mongols were famous for feeding their babies mare’s milk).

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