Jan Landon’s article “Good guest, bad guest” (12/7, House + Home) made some good points made that might have an impact on party guests who are unaware of their faux pas. But I was disheartened when I read the comments about breastfeeding being “inappropriate” at a party. Women need to be encouraged to breastfeed for so many reasons, including raising healthier and smarter babies.
Negative comments, especially with sexual implications such as the quote from event planner Lynette Lee about a breastfeeding party guest (“The men seemed to like it, but a lot of women did not”), can be discouraging.
Many breastfeeding moms retreat to bathroom stalls and closets to hide from gazing eyes.
Many formal gowns and wedding dresses show more cleavage than nursing moms do.