No more modesty

Recently on the news (local and national), the subject matter had to do with the first model walking down the catwalk while breastfeeding.

Tonight on the national news, a woman at a public pool was breastfeeding her baby at the shallow end of a public pool, apparently not being very discreet.

No wonder, respect and modesty has gone by the wayside. We no longer regard our bodies as “temples.” This, unfortunately, is what we have done to our children, made it too easy.

No longer do they have to struggle as we had to when I was young. Our parents taught us the value of a dollar, to work for what you want. It will mean more to strive to do better.

The young people of today want everything we of yester-year had to struggle to achieve. And the home they “build” (buying an already established home isn’t good enough.) Then the houses they build are big enough for 10 kids. Why? Just you put away enough for your retirement, you may live a long time.

There is an old saying, “What goes around comes around.” Hopefully the next generation will start resorting back to respect for themselves and others, responsibility. No one is always right, weak, selfish. Self-centered people blame innocent people for their mistakes and bad decisions.

Unfortunately, reality will catch up th them when they least expect it.

There are all kinds of ways to store breastmilk if and when you plan to travel and even while working.

Please take the opportunity to learn, better, safer more dignified ways to feed your little one. The public will literally thank you.

I worked in O.B. in our local hospital for 10 years. So I know there are better, more decent ways to take care of your little one.

Katherine Archer Slaybaugh Shipe

Old Lycoming Township