When it comes to how a woman feeds her baby, we have an interesting paradox. On one hand, a breastfeeding mom with a newborn doesn’t seem to be a big issue. If anything, that breastfeeding mom is given accolades for being such a good mom and doing the right thing for her baby. She might be suffering, miserable, and working her way through it in the beginning, but she’s got some amount of social support.
As that baby grows up and beyond the tiny newborn phase, the support for the breastfeeding mom seems to wain. In spite of the fact that it is illegal in most of the states (I think all of them, actually) and all of Canada, women are frequently sharing their stories of being asked not to feed their babies. This fickle support begs the question: when has a breastfeeding mom been breastfeeding too long?