Sunday, May 06, 2007

Had Dinner Out Last Night

Tom and I went to dinner with our friend Harold last night. We stopped for supper at Joe's American on Newbury Street before heading out for the final concert of the Spectrum Singers' season at Emmanuel Church.

Emmanuel Church sanctuary hosts many concerts and throughout the year. It is an awesome space in Back Bay, near all the shopping and dining you could ever want to do in Boston. Tom's brother Henry sings with the Spectrum Singers.

At dinner we were seated in what I'm going to call (forever) "the breastfeeding section." I have no problem with women who want to breastfeed their children. Others do. Not me. By many accounts breastfeeding is healthier for the baby and the mother.

The iParty store in Weymouth, MA had a recent run in with the breast feeding police - and a mother had some trouble in Vermont last fall. I'm not suggesting that women shouldn't breastfeed in public, have at it sisters! - But if you are at a table in the center of a room, with a kid attached to your nipple, and the table of 16 college age kids, mostly boys, begins to stare, point and whisper - please don't feign surprise.

There are lots of solutions to the issue - let's find an answer that is comfortable for all.

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