(Closed) Breastfeeding in public

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 91
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

CorvusCorax:  I’m going to try to make you understand this…

One day, you will be old. You will probably live in a nursing home, and nurses will supervise you to go out to have lunch in the local town. You may not have such great control over your bladder and bowels… when you go out, you might have to wear incontinence pads. You may have no choice but to pee, in public, into your incontinence pad. You may have no control over this.

This does not mean that you deserve to be locked away from other people in a nursing home, having given your all to the society which has supported you. Likewise, society supports babies which have no control over their bodily functions on the basis that they will grow to be productive members of society one day. Right now, they have no bladder control and require feeding every 3 hours, because they have a stomach the size of a walnut. They are incapable of communication, therefore they cry instead of speaking.

In 60 years, that baby may well be cleaning out your colostomy bag.

Post # 92
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Rachel631:  It has nothing to do with the probability that many  babies grow into functioning adults. It has to do with parents being too permissive of bad behaviors. My dog behaves better than most toddlers because he doesn’t bark excessively and he stops when I tell him to. Children ought to be taught not to do certain things.

Post # 93
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The utter ridiculousness that is CorvusCorax: reminds me of this gem: 

Sums up her level of insanity about babies perfectly, not to mention one of the more hilarious 1 minute clips of all time. 🙂 

 

 

Post # 94
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

CorvusCorax:  Actually, it has everything to do with what you can reasonably expect people to do.

My grandmother has a frontal lobe brain injury which causes her to make inapproproate comments. She also has lilmited bladder control. Does this mean that this woman who helped us to win WW2 and who has raised two generations of people (after being widowed) should be hidden indoors because she was unfortunate to have an accident which left her brain damaged in her 90s?

Likewise, a newborn baby does not have the command of language and requires feeding, on command, every 2-3 hours, or else it will die. If you have to feed the aforementioned baby, you will feed it, in order to keep it alive. This isn’t supporting bad behaviour… this is allowing the human race to survive.

Post # 95
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Rachel631:  And what about the toddler who throws a tantrum in a public place because he can’t have ice cream (or something else just as silly)? Is that about survival too? No. It’s about bad behavior.

Post # 96
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

CorvusCorax:  …this is a thread about breastfeeding in public, not toddlers throwing temper tantrums. 

 Were so many holes found in your argument that you decided to start up a new one?

Post # 97
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

CorvusCorax:  There is a learning process kids have to go through. Are you too dense to realize that humans are not born knowing what behavior is socially acceptable? It appears that you are.

Post # 98
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

CorvusCorax:  Apparently you don’t understand a toddler. They don’t understand the concept of time, waiting, no etc. Their brains are not that mature yet.  So for example when my toddler is mad because I his mother said he can’t have ice cream now, of course he is going to have a fit.  They live in the now. They don’t understand yesterday or tomorrow yet.  

You should really take some classes on child development maybe you would better understand quit being quite immature about children. 

 

Post # 99
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

CorvusCorax:  If I am watching tv, and there is a scene where someone breaks a leg or something, I look away, because it grosses me out.  Since you feel the same way about breastfeeding, just look away.  I’m not stomping around saying tv shows shouldn’t have violent scenes…I know that as an adult, I can choose to ignore things that bother me.  That is what behaving like an adult with courtesy is about, not throwing a fit and calling other people’s children brats.  

 

 

Post # 101
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

turnanewleaf:  What holes in my argument about public breastfeeding? You ladies are just carrying on in defense of uncivilized behavior.

Post # 102
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

joleegirl:  I only have made it to page 2 so far…but I wanted to comment on your comment about not having kids and not knowing how it will go and such. 

I thought I would hide or cover myself or whatever and I did, the first time out in public. It was such a disaster, that I never covered again =) So you never know how you will end up ^_^ 

Post # 103
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

CorvusCorax:  WT heck has a toddler having a tantrum got to do with breastfeeding an infant (who requires feeding every 2-3 hours)?

Most people feed their kid for 6-12 months. A toddler having a tantrum is at least 18 months old, by definition. I fail to see the lilnk.

Post # 104
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

peachacid:  You may have missed the part where I said that public breast-feeding should not be outlawed, but it is still in poor form.

Post # 105
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC

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