Breastfeeding in public

posted 2 months ago in Babies
Post # 91
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1976 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

My little one is a few weeks old and I breastfeed exclusively. I have never had anyone come up to me and comment about it. When my little one is hungry he gets fed

Post # 92
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366 posts
Helper bee

I honestly don’t get  why some people get so offended by public breastfeeding.

It’s a child eating.

Heck, even in churches women are usually allowed to breastfeed!

The only time I heard my catholic priest complaining about women who breastfeed in church (and, gasp! Without a cover!) I gently pointed to the beatiful Virgin Mary’s painting right on top of the altar. She had her little baby suckling at one exposed breast and milk sprouting from the other.

Priceless.

Post # 93
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1954 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

im confused, wouldnt having a closed off room to nurse be a good thing… why would people think its a bad thing. 

my local target that just went through a remodel has a lactation room where the dressing rooms are located. I think its a great thing to have. I cant understand the uproar of why adding a privacy room would piss people off, but whatever… 

Post # 95
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5192 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

Kslim13 :  I think it can be seen as hiding women away instead of normalizing them breastfeeding without being behind curtains

Personally I love the designated rooms but I can see how it can be seen negatively and adding to the stigma against breast feeding in public

Post # 97
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1954 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Sansa85 :  i think people just like to nit pick to death. While i dont breastfeed, the rooms are large and offer a comfortable cushioned lounger. I would imagine it would be a very desirable place compared to holding a possibly heavy child while just randomly sitting or standing somewhere in the store. Or sitting in a bathroom…

Post # 98
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1954 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

 

Sansa85 :  didnt they also announce before the rooms that they had a new policy you could nurse anywhere in the store, maybe thats what set people off. Like if i can nurse anywhere in a target, why suddenly offer a room?

Post # 99
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5192 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

Kslim13 :  people really do get upset about anything and everything. You can’t do something without pissing someone off, I agree with you there

People probably got upset about the nurse anywhere policy so they set up rooms and then people got upset about the rooms

Post # 100
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713 posts
Busy bee

I’m a bit appalled that anyone would compare breastfeeding to pooping. Feeding a tiny baby solely dependent on its mother for sustenance vs a controllable adult bodily function with hygiene consequences? 

I’m in favor of private rooms. Alongside the ability to freely breastfeed anywhere. I think Target has this right, but I’m also guessing that they knew this was an economically smart decision. Anyway, props to them. 

I’m all too cynical when corporations say: ‘Hey, breastfeeding women, you can feed your baby anywhere in our store.’ Comfortable in the knowledge that public opinion is behind them. Because I feel like the subtext to that is ‘so don’t expect us to make special, expensive accommodations for you.’

 

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