Call it luck or good karma or, "You live in a liberal, metropolitan area and attitudes are more inclined to provide a positive experience," but I had extraordinarily good luck when it came to breastfeeding. I nursed my son and daughter for 17 and 21 months, respectively. I nursed in public, completely uncovered, pretty much everywhere. If I ever got comments from strangers or family members, they were usually positive. That's not to say, though, that I haven't experienced the things people say to breastfeeding moms that are actually creepy. Friends, family members, and the all-to-frequent Internet meme has assured me that the practice of other people projecting their creepy issues onto breastfeeding mothers is alive and well.
Oftentimes, I've found that the creepiest encounters come in the form of questions. On one hand, I'm all abouteducating people about breastfeeding and being honest and open about experiences. On the other hand, so many of the questions a breastfeeding mother receives are riddled with unspoken judgments and a proverbial buttload of sexist preconceived notions and I (and many others) simply can't even deal with. It's like, I'm sorry, but did you ask intimate my questions about my breasts, sex life, and relationships before I was nursing? This is weird. You're weird. Stop being weird.
So, with that in mind, here are the questions/statements about breastfeeding that are actually really freakin' creepy. The best defense is a good offense, right?!