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Breastfeeding in public:

Started by Wheetsin, Oct 17, 2008 6:09 AM
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96 replies to this topic

Poll: Breastfeeding in public: (select all that apply) (26 member(s) have cast votes)

Breastfeeding in public: (select all that apply)

  1. Should never be done, period. (6 votes [2.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.55%

  2. Is fine with modest measures such as a nursing cover or blanket drape to cover her body. (107 votes [45.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.53%

  3. Is fine when done out of the public eye, like in a restroom, but should not be done in busy areas. (22 votes [9.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.36%

  4. Is only ok in places that aren't very crowded/populated. (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  5. Is only ok if small children aren't around. (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  6. Is fine any time and anywhere, it's natural and babies need to eat. (96 votes [40.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.85%

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Posted December 9, 2009 - 7:59 PM

Ever a kid the age of 5 knows what a breast looks like. What's the big deal.


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Posted September 16, 2010 - 1:33 AM

I would expose the boobs to b/f if it was unpreventable and I didn't have a wrap or couldn't get away. I would do anything for my child. To be frankm I think if anyone is offended then they could go F themselves. My child is more important than some random odd ball feeling "uncomfortable".

If you felt uncomfortable looking at somebody (because they're weird, creepy, or ugly) would you ask them to put a bag over their head? Probably not... because that's just plain rude!


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Posted November 15, 2010 - 4:26 AM

I get the argument that feeding a baby while covered is uncomfortable for them. But even though I'm a mother, I do get bothered that people breastfeed without care to how much they expose. I just wish they would be mindful of other people's feelings and respectful. I fully believe that breastfeeding in public should be a protected right, but some mothers I see are so shove it in your face it sickens me. It's a bonding moment between you and your child, not between you and WalMart.

Don't go to a bathroom to do it, but do be respectful of those around you.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 1:30 PM

I have no problem with breastfeeding in public especially if you use a. Shield or blanket.. I breastfed my child for eight months. I did do it in public but I didn't whip out my.boob. for all to see. Its called use respect for others.

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 11:21 AM

It can easily be done with a modesty blanket or in private.

Even if it's natural and legal in some places, it does still make some people uncomfortable.
It's your decision if you care or don't care about others and if you care if they're being made uncomfortable unnecessarily.

Being modest about it is being polite to others.

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 7:30 PM

First of all there isnt' anything wrong with breastfeeding.. I breastfeed my child in public however unless you were staring you wouldn't know what I was doing.. I don't allow my breast to wonder around freely if that makes sense.. I am so tired of people who are against breastfeeding run thier mouths about it..

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Posted June 25, 2012 - 3:57 PM

I can only speak from my experience breast feeding two babies so take this for what it is worth:

I breastfed my babies at the mall, but I chose to use a blanket for my comfort and modesty, not to make others comfortable. I did the same at home when we had visitors.

I don't care if anyone breast feeds in public. I don't look at it. Much the same as I don't give a hoot if you are sipping a soda, I don't care if your kid is having a snack.

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