A few weeks ago Bridget happened to be nursing as we were arriving at the Free Farm Stand* which sets up right outside our community garden. I don’t remember what the volunteer who greeted us said about her nursing, but I know I replied without giving it much thought, “That’s the most local food of all!”
Since then I’ve been giving it more thought. Is breastfeeding a locavore choice?
La Vida Locavore seems to think it is. Assuming that the person who is lactating is eating a locavore diet, breastfeeding is certainly consistent with making food choices that reduce the consumption of resources in pursuit of social, economic, and environmental sustainability, .
On the other hand, I didn’t make the choice to breastfeed because I try to eat locally. I chose to breastfeed because I thought it was the healthiest way to feed and nurture my baby.
I’m curious what you think. Is breastfeeding locavorism or is it silly to call it that?
*I took this week’s Free Farm Stand blog pix with my phone, so yes, that’s Bridget checking out the carrots.