Because nobody, least of all tiny babies, should have to eat in a toilet stall

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

So cute. Thanks for posting!

I am so glad that the times are now more breast feeding friendly!  And that I have less shame than with my 1st.  15 years ago I used to stand in the mall bathroom stall with one foot on the toilet balancing my child on my knee as she ate.  Horrible.  I will never be ashamed to feed my child in public again!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve seen this video a few times, and it’s very powerful. I think the connection to the normality of formula feeding being detrimental in developing countries is important. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m not a mom, so feel free to disregard my opinion, but I would never breastfeed in a public place. I would go to the car if I were in a mall vs. the bathroom, but I wouldn’t sit on a bench inside the mall and do it. It would be nice if some places implemented a breast-feeding lounge.

I thought the infamous Time magazine cover was inappropriate for a number of reasons, for example. I didn’t think it was a very classy photo at all.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MsW-to-MrsM:  agreed. I have no problem with breast feeding, but I did side-eye the lady at the mall sitting at the patio table on display at a furniture store with her baby on her boob. 

 

Take my opinion with a grain of salt as I don’t have children and will probably never have children.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@MsW-to-MrsM:  

In some areas (eg. Arizona or Texas in the summer), the car just isn’t feasible as an option.  I don’t have kids, but I suppose I’d probably find some quieter corner of the mall to breastfeed instead of right in the middle of all of the action.  But that’s because I’m a prude, and I don’t like people seeing my boobs if not necessary.  Breast feeding lounges weould be nice, but I don’t think they’ll be implemented widely anytime soon.

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Mokara:  I don’t think they’ll be implemented, either, but I can see why they would be a good thing.

I live in FL; as long as the a/c is working, my car stays cool while parked. No a/c would be a different story.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Fair warning to those against BFing in public, you might get flamed. The most recent thread about this topic turned pretty quickly.

I’m a new mother and I will feed my child when and where he requires it. Not in my car unless there is literally nowhere for me to sit and definitely never in a washroom. I use a cover, nothing is ever exposed but if someone gives me slant eye for that I’m sure I will have some words for them.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@KCKnd2:  Agreed.

If a woman finds it distasteful to breastfeed in public, she shouldn’t do it….and it would be great if there was an option other than a bathroom or her car.  At the same time, if she doesn’t want too, cool….but no one should judge others for doing so, especially given it’s, you know, a human right and all.  It would be akin to saying that gay couples shouldn’t marry because *you* don’t think they should…and we know (or should know) how ridiculous that idea is, haha.

And sadly, our local mall has a really nice breastfeeding lounge…..inside the cruddy bathroom. Argh.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Gotta love how the misogyny comes out on topics like this… How come it is socially fine to have a VS mural ad in the mall with 8 foot high boobs in a skimpy bikini, but breasts performing as designed by nature and needed by a baby (whose head mostly covers them anyway) are inappropriate? Ridiculous.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Mokara: 

@MsW-to-MrsM:  They have them here in at least one mall.  The sections are in the bathrooms, but it is separate.  It’s a separate area coming from the sinks (not stalls) with comfy chairs and a play area.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

@cdncinnamongirl:  this is a serious question and not intended to be snarky but what’s wrong with the lounges that are attached to bathrooms? They always seem really clean and are not anywhere near the toilets and stuff. I always thought that was one of their purposes? It doesn’t seem like they are any less clean than benches and tables in the food court. 

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