Breastfeeding Witch Causing Stir In Vermont
(CBS4) BRATTLEBORO, VT One Halloween display in Vermont is causing people to look twice, and many canâ€™t believe what they see.
David and Lauren Petrie of Brattleboro decked out their home for Halloween. But itâ€™s not the pumpkins that are attracting attention. Itâ€™s â€œThe Witch Lactation Station.â€
Thatâ€™s right. The Petrieâ€™s holiday display features a breastfeeding witch, complete with a gourd breast and a baby witch doll.
â€œI would hope if witches have babies and the witches would have to feed their babies, they would nurse,” Lauren Petrie told the Brattleboro Reformer. â€œI am also advocating being comfortable with nursing in public.â€
Some in town say the display is inappropriate, particularly because their kids are asking questions. Others can see the humor in it, and say itâ€™s a great way to raise awareness of breastfeeding.
The Petries say they have no plans to take down the display. â€œWe are having fun with it,” David Petrie told the Reformer. â€œMy four kids were breast-fed and we believe it is the best way to feed a child.”
As for – “Some in town say the display is inappropriate, particularly because their kids are asking questions.” – Uh … so??? God forbid their kids ask questions. Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed a baby. That’s what boobs are there for. I’ll never understand that argument.