|Photo from Cate Mari|
And it's not just the fact that the nursing room is off of the public restroom in this Tyler, Texas mall.
Don't get me wrong - it's lovely that a private room is provided for mamas and babies who prefer it. And of course we want pumping moms to have access to privacy. But "restroom" is just a polite word for the toilet room, yeah? A restroom isn't a lounge, and it's kind of unpleasant that when places of public accommodation put in a nursing room, they attach them to or combine them with public toilets.
But that aside, it does irk me that a bottle would be used to symbolize breastfeeding. Either it's some sort of visual euphemism for breastfeeding (because breastfeeding is so, I mean, gosh - there are breasts!) or the bottle is such an ingrained symbol for babies that someone was completely oblivious to the idiocy of symbolizing nursing with a bottle. It seems to be the latter in this news clip about public breastfeeding in which a bottle graphic is the backdrop for an interview - or is it?
Either way, can you say "uphill battle?"
(Note - the sign says, "Nursing," not "Pumping.")