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The lactating witch October 28, 2005

Filed under: Activism,Breastfeeding — amygeekgrl @ 11:44 am


Love this! Fun way to promote breastfeeding while celebrating Halloween. 🙂

Breastfeeding Witch Causing Stir In Vermont

(CBS4) BRATTLEBORO, VT One Halloween display in Vermont is causing people to look twice, and many can’t believe what they see.

David and Lauren Petrie of Brattleboro decked out their home for Halloween. But it’s not the pumpkins that are attracting attention. It’s “The Witch Lactation Station.”

That’s right. The Petrie’s holiday display features a breastfeeding witch, complete with a gourd breast and a baby witch doll.

“I would hope if witches have babies and the witches would have to feed their babies, they would nurse,” Lauren Petrie told the Brattleboro Reformer. “I am also advocating being comfortable with nursing in public.”

Some in town say the display is inappropriate, particularly because their kids are asking questions. Others can see the humor in it, and say it’s a great way to raise awareness of breastfeeding.

The Petries say they have no plans to take down the display. “We are having fun with it,” David Petrie told the Reformer. “My four kids were breast-fed and we believe it is the best way to feed a child.”

Breastfeeding Witch Causing Stir In Vermont

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.

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8 Responses to “The lactating witch”

  1. Heather Says:

    OH WOW How original is that!! HA. That is a shame people are putting attention to it for all the wrong reasons…*eyes rolling*. Thanks for sharing an interesting story today Amy. 🙂

  2. Rowan Says:

    love the idea…
    hate the story…
    glad the couple’s not succoming to intimidation

  3. Beckie Says:

    Great display!! A little concerned about that pointy nipple, LOL! As a former breastfeeding/soon to be breastfeeding witch, I LOVE IT!

  4. Amy Says:

    It’s certainly more tasteful than these flasher scarecrows picture I saw floating around the Internet. As a matter of fact, I’ve seen many Halloween displays depicting violence that should concern parents far more than this onr…

  5. amygeekgrl Says:

    Amy – that’s such a good point. i didn’t even think about all the violent displays out there. jody recently told me that a woman hung herself in a tree and was mistaken for a halloween prank for hours! good lord!
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/10/28/mistaken.suicide.ap/

  6. Amy Says:

    UNBELIEVEABLE! What a tragic story…

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  8. Blog writer Says:

    abt that woman commiting suicide… OMG! and incidently what is the world coming to! Just when u thought u’d heard it all! And what sort of an effect wud it have on the kids who’d seen the woman!


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