Breastfeeding has a very complicated history in the US (https://time.com/5353068/breastfeeding-debate-history/). Nowadays we consider it to be the ideal form of nutrition for infants.
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Despite this, breastfeeding tends to be controversial in our society(https://qz.com/1403011/why-is-breastfeeding-science-so-controversial/).
- Have you known anyone who breastfed their infant? If so, what did you think about their choice to breastfeed? Are their nutritional or immune benefits for the infant? Are there benefits to the parent that is breastfeeding? If so, what are the benefits? Are there any harmful effects to the infant or breastfeeding parent?
- Were you breastfed? If so, how long did your parent(s) breastfeed you? Are you glad you were breastfed as long or as little as you were, or does this information disturb you in any way?
- Do you think there is an age when it is no longer appropriate for a child to be breastfed? Why that age?
- People often have strong reactions to breastfeeding in public in both directions. Why do you think people have these reactions? What do you think of breastfeeding in public?