Okay, so I want to be the first one to say it. I AM NOT STUPID. Okay..... thank you.
So a new "study" was done as to how others looked at women who breastfeed. I think I about dropped to the floor when I read what the study found. So it seems we mummies are significantly less competent in general.
Okay, so let me break it down for you. The three part experiment study was done by three Montana State University psychologists. In the first study, participants rated a woman who had breastfed as incompetent.(NICE!) In the second study, the results were the same and determined that the bias was specific to conditions that sexualized the breast. (EVEN BETTER!) In study three results showed the breastfeeding woman was rated significantly less competent in general, in math and work specifically, and was less likely to be hired compared to all other conditions, except for the sexualized breast condition. (OH GOOD LORD!)
Now the participants in the these studies were a mix of male and female (thanks ladies for supporting your fellow peers!) and it just shows how disturbing society looks at breastfeeding and women who breastfeed. As the study concluded to find, society may seem to understand that breastfeeding has many positive results, but also comes with one big negative......it seems it damns us socially!
So it is a wonder why The United States' has some of the lowest breastfeeding rates, why the percentage of American women who breastfeed are “stagnant and low,” according to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gee let me think and ponder that one!
Oh wow! So how does it feel to be labeled as stupid from your peers? I feel pretty positive about this study.... don't you?! (BARF!!)