Red Brick Daily

What’s wrong with some people?

Do they not understand that feeding infants are the primary function of female mammary glands? Breasts are not sexual things … unless you and your adult partner want them to be, of course 🙂

The U.S. has been one of the most backward nations on the planet in this regard, with a certain thin-orange-skinned individual currently running for president, once saying that a reporter who needed to leave the room to pump breast milk was “disgusting”.

Women in the U.S. usually cover up their breastfeeding and when they don’t; are often subject to stares or worse.

Enlightened nation in Europe, Asia and elsewhere understand the facts = a mother is feeding her baby.

Taiwan, thankfully, is following the path of breastfeeding enlightenment, with the China Post reporting that the Taipei City Department of Health (DOH) recently issued NT$6,000 tickets to establishments and individuals who breached the Public Breastfeeding Act (PBA).

Taiwan’s law, which took effect in 2010, states that no one can forbid or interfere with a woman who is breastfeeding her child in public … noting that the woman’s right to choose where to breastfeed should not be restricted to a “breastfeeding room” only.

Violators face fines of between NT$6,000 and NT$30,000.

In August 2012, a female staff member at the National Palace Museum told a woman who was breastfeeding her infant in the museum to leave as it was “inappropriate” to breastfeed in public.

The worker was slapped with a NT$6,000 fine and another 6K ticket was given to the National Palace Museum for not educating and supervising its staff.

That incident was Taiwan’s first fine related to a violation of the Public Breastfeeding Act.

This July, however, a female staff member working for a restaurant in the Miramar Entertainment Park in Dazhi reportedly interfered with a woman as she was breastfeeding saying “this is inappropriate … go to the restroom!”

The mother later reported the incident to Miramar management.

The DOH investigated and ruled the restaurant had trained their staff about the PBA law … so only fined the staff member NT$6,000.

Way to go, Taiwan! Breastfeeding is NATURAL and not in any way disgusting.

Can we get an AMEN?