I was not a BF'r by choice... just not for me. There are a lot of moms like me who simply chose not to BF.
I was completely insulted and angry at the hospital because the BF police would not give me formula for my child until hubby, myself and my Dr raised a huge stink including security. In the end, they were banned from my room and told that if they did not leave me alone, security would remind them to do so.
I do believe it is a personal choice and each person has a right to make his/her own choice. My daughter is very healthy and a lot of BF children are very healthy. There are a lot of children not so lucky that were formula or BF that aren't healthy.
I've been to many family functions as a young tween/teen and my cousins would simply flip out a boob, walk around and go about their business. Yes, I was grossed out.
I believe some moms are like the BF'rs I dealt with at the hospital and cousins.... they want shock factor, they want display and attention (even negative attention). I appreciate it if a mom is in a more private area to BF and not on the main bench at the mall with it all hanging out.
I choose not to look when I see someone, even covered. I agree, some babies might not like to be covered so in that case, be more private about it. I can't imagine a toddler walking up to mom and latching on.. I think that is basically mom not being able to let go and let the child develop normally.
I have no issues with the woman's body... I love my breasts and my body. I've been the first one on the topless beach but BF'ing just is not my thing.
I'll probably get hate mail but so be it... it wouldn't be the first time and I am sure it won't be the last.