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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 March 23, 2009 - 6:48 AM

i breastfed all 3 of my kids, and always found a modest way to do it in public. but how can you modestly breast feed a child thats 3 1/2?


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Posted March 23, 2009 - 10:56 PM

With great difficulty! Its almost impossible, thankfully at 3 and a half breastfeeding would not be an eight times per day event!


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Posted May 14, 2009 - 4:22 AM

Whip em out. It is all good to me. I am not fazed by a nakee boobie. I have two myself.


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Posted May 14, 2009 - 4:25 AM


If you call my opinion judgement, you're sadly confused. Why would there even be a thread on public bfing if you don't really want to hear or know what others think about it? Go talk to your sisterhood then. BYE!

Patty are you hiding pills in your bible? I could not even figure out if she was talking to you or not. Good lord.....


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Posted May 14, 2009 - 11:54 AM

I only breast feed in my bedroom when my wife and I are alone.

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Posted May 16, 2009 - 9:03 PM

From a political standpoint I believe it should be able to be done in public with modesty. I think mothers should take into consideration making people around them uncomfortable.

From a personal view, I am really really grossed out by it. I don't plan to do it when I have children, and I get sick to my stomach around people who are doing it. I know it's great for the baby and all, just trying to keep it real and be honest!


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Posted May 17, 2009 - 12:50 PM

I love breastfeeding! I know that's a weird thing to say but it is so wonderful!! Breastfed babies have less incidence of respiratory infection, ear infections, gut problems (ie. Celiac disease, NEC, constipation, Crohns, IBS), Diabetes, they score higher on IQ tests, have stronger eyesight, less allergies. Not to mention, it's so great for mom too. It burns over 500 calories a day, less preparation for feedings, less incidence of breast cancer, and it just creates this awesome bond.

I don't care if anyone is offended by breastfeeding. It's one of the most precious and longest lasting gifts you can give your child. People need to get over themselves :rolleyes2:


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Posted May 17, 2009 - 10:28 PM

Breastfeeding is natural, and I have seen breasts exposed in public, and no breastfeeding. Some fashions today are made to show it all anyway, so why should I jump down a mother's throat for doing what she needs to do. I would say use wisdom when you breastfeed, but don't go all out of the way if you baby is hungry.


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Posted October 9, 2009 - 10:04 PM

Who would want to eat in the restroom, so why should a baby?


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Posted November 18, 2009 - 9:55 PM

I am not against breast feeding in public, but my thing is please cover up. I know it's natural, but honestly, I do not want to see another woman's boobs. I'm not trying to be mean...but it's just my opinion. And I asked my husband (who is 23...and shouldn't care about seeing boobs right?) Well, it even makes him uncomfortable for a woman to take her boob out and not cover up when breast feeding. I don't care where or when a woman does it. They can do it sitting at the dinner table for all I care, I just wish they would cover up. And I have heard from many dads who wished their wives would cover up rather than expose their boob to the world. But to each her own..

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