Chick-fil-A is once again on the headlines; and yet again, about “breastfeeding.”
This controversy dates way back 4 years ago when according to the Orlando Sentinel – the restaurant’s manager suggested to a breastfeeding mother to cover up while in their play area. This means, there must be something to the restaurant’s culture that a natural instinct such as breastfeeding be prohibited within their vicinity.
A couple of days ago, a Tennessee mother was approached for breastfeeding in the play area of a Chick-fil-A restaurant.
Question: Is public breastfeeding indecent? Obviously, many have their own opinions.
Okay, tell you what …
Breastfeeding is not porno, and it only becomes “indecent” if it’s intentionally done in the middle of somewhere and as if trying to attract public attention; and, and if the exposed breast is not used for appeasing a baby’s hunger.
On the other hand, breastfeeding is fine if done when really necessary or on the “side” of wherever you are – and not to disrupt passers-by. However, whether the mother partly covers her breast or not should depend on the comfort of the child.
So why is Chick-fil-A against mothers nursing in public?
It may be related to religious beliefs as Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-As chairman, is a devout Southern Baptist. Well, sometimes, Bible interpretations may be taken out of context. I’m sure he understands that he could be isolating his customers and possible customers with this kind of policy.