(Closed) Breastfeeding in public

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Bumble bee

If you don’t want to see me feed my child feel free to sit in the corner with a blanket over your head until we are finished. 

Anyone who attempts to shames a mother for feeding her child is just plan ignorant. 

Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

megz06:  Lol yep. 

Post # 19
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Worker bee

Holy! As the saying goes. “You don’t eat on the crapper- why should a baby?”- or something like that. No shame in mom’s breastfeeding in public- look the other way if it makes you that uncomfortable.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I will use my “female udder flesh” to feed my child, regardless of location. I will not hide to spare someone else’s delicate feelings.

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I figured you were being sarcastic OP since you posted the link.

The article is pretty hilarious and spot on.  No one should be required to use a cover or go hide somewhere.  As long as you aren’t removing your shirt and walking around completely topless with both boobs hanging out I don’t see a problem.  I find it really strange most people ask women to “cover up” or be modest when the vast majority of BFing moms already do just that anyway (for their own comfort, not for the comfort of others).

I want to punch anyone in the face who says you should just pump and use a bottle lol.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 

joleegirl:  I think people get really fired up about this topic because when you start nursing a baby, it becomes such a huge part of your life – you’re doing it every couple of hours 24/7 for months at a time, it takes hours of your day, and when you go back to work you obsess about your pumping supply. And it is a super precious bonding thing with your baby. So for a lot of women (myself included), it is something we can be sensitive and defensive about.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

breasfeeding is an intimate acte that is to be done in private. would feel as uncomfortable doing this in public as peeing. Suggest they make bathrooms in cafes/museums etc appropriate for that.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

PS. In live in Western Europe, it is culturally a weird thing to do… I guess in Northen Europe it is OK.

 

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

mrs2014:  Please do not compare breastfeeding to urinating or defacating – that is not an equivalent act.  We don’t urinate in public because of sanitary concerns – there is no such concern for breastfeeding.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

I don’t understand why bf in public is considered weird or odd. Ugggh…it’s just breasts peoples…mounds of fat. Additionally, it is NATURAL. What is the big deal?  I see women walking around in booty shorts and midriff tops all the time.  Yet, we freak out when a woman needs to feed her kid? 

Post # 28
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Blushing bee

joleegirl:  You don’t have babies yet, you said? Unless you are a breastfeeding mother, you know very little about breastfeeding. Once you are in a situation to fully grasp having a baby who’s hungry and you are the only remedy to nurish that baby, you will understand why women nurse in any situation covered up or not. 

Post # 29
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Worker bee

joleegirl:  Youre obviously not a mother yet! So you really cant relate to this topic until you become one! I bf my baby whenever, and where ever I need to! Pretty ignorant ppl that find this gross or innapropriate.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

They make these things called breastfeeding ponchos, so you can breastfeed anywhere! Fancy that! There’s no longer any excuse to flash people!

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