The first thing that comes to our mind when we say ‘Breastfeeding’ is the sacrifice of a mother for her child. Breastfeeding is also known as nursing where babies and small children are fed milk from a mother’s breast. Why do we see breastfeeding as a sacrifice? It is because to breastfeed one a mom has to not only sacrifice her time but also go through the pain and certain difficulties that may encounter her during her breastfeeding period. There is this saying tells us that breastfeeding is more to a mother’s determination compared to the production of milk. Although, breastfeed is something so essential, there is still an issue on seeing women breastfeed in public. T herefore, the were several researches carried out in overseas.
The main objective of all these five articles will be to study the reaction of public on seeing a mother to breastfeed her child in public. From the first article, this study was mainly carried out to know the opinions of several shopping centres and restaurants managers if they see women breastfeed in their shopping centres and restaurants. First, those restaurants and shopping centres managers were contacted via telephone to check their availability to fix an appointment for the interview to be carried out. This was to avoid troublesome.
The interview was carried out by asking four different questions which consists of the policy of the managers if women breastfeed at their place and what will they do if breastfeeding was carried out without their permission? Next, they were asked where a mother would need to breastfeed like if there’s only several areas arranged for a mother to breastfeed their babies and how will they react if they receive complains from other customers seeing a woman breastfeeding.
From this interview they found out that almost a quarter of restaurant managers approve women to breastfeed in public. Besides that, there were a few managers that approved it because they say they can’t simply ask a mother to stop breastfeeding as they have no legal rights and by doing so it can lead to several legal problems. Meanwhile, almost half of all shopping centre managers says that they are fine in women breastfeeding anywhere. They claim that they don’t really know how to react if there are any complain from other customers because so far they never had receive even one. One of them did say that he does not wants to force women to breastfeed in toilet as it may be inappropriate.