I don't think breastfeeding is disgusting, people who find it disgusting just have issues that they need to work out.
I agree with you, Claire
, breastfeeding is difficult. I also went through the the pain of the let-down reflex, sore nipples, engorged breasts, mental exhaustion, etc. You said the reason you breastfed was pure laziness, well, the reason I breastfed was pure vanity. I lost the weight that I gained during the pregnancy and then some, very fast.
I never encountered a ‘Breastfeeding Nazi’ who made me feel as if my child would suffer if I didn't, and never had any problems in public places. It’s also true that a lot of people can’t even tell you’re feeding the baby. Some women prefer to show the whole breast, others cover up completely, it’s up to the individual. I don't know if one style bothers some people more than the other.
It's OK if a woman doesn't want to breastfeed, and they don't have give anyone reasons why either.
Here are some reasons I've heard:
“Some women have huge boobs so they can breastfeed, I have small breasts, so there’s not much milk in there.”
“I couldn’t breastfeed my baby because my milk ‘dried up’ right away.”
“The baby didn’t like my milk.”
“I don’t want everyone to see my boobs.”
“My husband doesn’t want everyone looking at my boobs.”
Oh! Should we talk about how women are criticized for getting c-sections!?