When a photograph of Deborah Norville breast feeding her infant son appeared last week in People magazine, a minor controversy arose. However, a clear majority of callers to SUNDIAL feel that it's okay for a woman to breast feed her child in public.
Of the 735 Evening Sun readers and other callers yesterday, 444, or 60 percent, said they thought it was okay for a woman to breast feed in public. Of that total, 361 were male callers, and 236, or 65 percent, approved. Of the 374 female callers, 208, or 55 percent, gave their approval.
On the question of if you are uncomfortable when women do breast feed in public, there were 732 responses, and 466 callers, or 63 percent, said they were not uncomfortable. The breakdown was 67 percent of the men and 62 percent of the women.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.