Who knew inappropriate clothing was such a hot topic? (Me! I did!)
A point of clarification is in order, since it seems the subject of nursing mothers hit a little close to home namely for, you know, mothers who are nursing.
No one (ok, me) is saying nursing is a bad thing. Nursing isn’t wrong. Nursing in church isn’t wrong. But nursing in such a way that shows your girl parts while adjusting yourself and your child is very, very . . . unnecessary.
Some women have nursing down to an art. They’re so adept that the average person sitting next to them in the pew would never even know that Junior is enjoying second breakfast.
But some women don’t or maybe just don’t care. I’ve seen, unfortunately, both in the seminaries’ chapels and in churches, mothers exposing pretty much all there is to expose while getting their child situated. That’s not cool.
Nursing is natural. It’s a wonderful, normal function of the female body. But a husband and wife having sex is natural too. It’s wonderful and normal. But we would never, ever condone displaying all of that in front of church.
So the point is not whether or not nursing is okay or natural or good or something that God created the body to do. The point is that there are situations where men can see parts of the female body that they shouldn’t and they may have sinful thoughts because of it.
So let’s help a weaker brother out, ladies. Toss a blanket over you. Buy an Udder Cover. (I’m a farm kid, and can I just say . . . that company really needs a new marketing manager.)
At the very least, be aware that something as normal and natural as nursing may not be perceived as such by men around you. You can do that, right? Sure, you can. Your neighbor deserves that.