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VIDEO: Danish mums' breastfeeding protest

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VIDEO: Danish mums' breastfeeding protest
“It’s the best thing you can do for your child, and when your child is hungry it needs food,” one breastfeeding mother said. Photo: Mothering Touch/Flickr

Danish mothers in seven cities carried out a coordinated public ‘feed-in’ to protest against what they feel is society’s skewed view of breastfeeding.

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Up to 200 women brought their babies to train stations in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense, Esbjerg, Aalborg and Herning on Thursday to breastfeed in public. 
 
“I’m here because I think it is important for women to have the option of breastfeeding in public. The current debate is full of people who don’t seem to understand how often a baby needs to eat. Sometimes the tone in the debate is downright nasty,” Nanna Reffstrup, who was breastfeeding her son in Copenhagen Central Station, told DR.
 
Another mother, Kimmie Andersen, agreed that people often talk about breastfeeding negatively. 
 
“I experience it when I’m sitting very naturally and giving my daughter food. People give me dirty looks and some even say that it is gross and distasteful. So it’s important that we draw attention to it,” she told DR. 
 
A short video of the synchronised breastfeeding protest can be seen here, courtesy of DR: 

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