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Wednesday  May 10  1999

Breastfeeding a private thing

I had to stifle a scream when I read Sueli Rocha's letter (Post, May 4) regarding her breastfeeding incident at the Peninsula Hotel.

I am a woman, and no, I don't like having lunch in the bathroom, but what does that have to do with breastfeeding in public in an elegant, upmarket, sophisticated hotel?

Maybe Ms Rocha also felt proud at the conception of her baby and at the birth of her baby, but surely even she wouldn't want to subject us to these events.

Certain things are regarded as private and intimate, and breastfeeding is one of these.

The health benefits of breastfeeding have nothing to do with doing it in full view of hotel guests.


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