(Closed) Fully exposed public breastfeeding. Thoughts?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 182
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@SBourgeous:  Me too.  I love my body.  But I keep it covered in public because I think it is private.  No cleavage, no skirts above the knee, no tank tops on me.

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@thefuturemrsrowe:  I am not trying to knit pick, but I thought the idea being promoted is that a breast feeding a baby is not a sexual thing.  But you say your SO feels seeing one is a “bonus.” 

 

Post # 184
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@thefuturemrsrowe: Trust me…there have been a couple of times where I have done just that. In one case, the restaraunt manager had to come speak to a bf mom. I have no issues with bf in general. However, if you are bf-ing…do that. Don’t reach across the table, baby’s mouth no longer on the breast, just naked….and unfortunately, I’m not exaggerating. 

If I am sitting right across from you, how am I going to miss that? In this particular case THE HUSBAND was trying to get his wife to cover up and she caught an attitude with him.  I think if you are in a public place, you should have some respect for the other paying customers as well. Bf does not give a person free reign to do whatever, whenever. 

Post # 185
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@cbee: The women are all saying they’re not sexual.. and for me, they’re not. That was his candid and honest opinion. I’m not going to censor him for the sake of an argument. 🙂

It is another way to look at it. Do I think guys are lusting after me when they catch a glimpse.. probably not. I’m no model. Lol.

Post # 186
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@elliestan: That page was so cute! 

ETA: Me and DH had a conversation about how he feels about public breastfeeding, after a friend of mine breastfed her daughter, sitting beside him in a restaurant (she didn’t really think about the fact that he was right beside her) … when she realized it, about 10 minutes into the feed she apologized to him, but he hadn’t even noticed LOL! He thinks babies just need to be fed, and if it happens to be beside him in a restaurant, its no big deal … he will continue eating his steak!

Post # 187
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@JamaicaBride: The instance you’re arguing for seems pretty extreme.

For the record, when my little man pops off, I tuck the goods away.

Post # 188
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I really don’t understand the big deal? If you don’t like it then look away. Besides, most of the baby’s head covers the breast so its not like much is exposed anyway… the exposure is just the top of the breast, similar to the effect of non breastfeeding womens breasts when they wear push up bras. Breats were created as a means to feed children, they were never created to be a sexual thing- society has done that. Babies need to feed, if a women doesn’t want to cover up or sit in a disgusting bathroom to feed her child then she has the legal right not to do that.

Breastfeeding is hard enough for some women without this added debate of breastfeeding in public. Alot of people turn their noses up at women who dont breastfeed, yet a woman feeding in public is wrong? It makes things alot harder. And all of the ‘uncomfortable’ comments usually come from women, not men. Maybe it’s female jealousy or competeition… who knows.

Breastfeeding isn’t a sexual thing, so I just don’t understand how people can find it uncomfortable?

Post # 189
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mr. Tattoo said “Isn’t that what moms are suppose to do?” Again, it’s only women trying to tear other women down. You will never see men in a heated breastfeeding in public debate because it’s stupid to them. Babies have to eat. Simple as that. 

Post # 190
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Blushing bee

I just equate this with the exchange of bodily fluidis in public…I couldnt just sit there pissing myself while eating, what would we let a mother express her bodily fluids around other people’s food?

Post # 192
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Because “piss” isn’t food. Milk is.

Post # 194
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@ThunderBunny: And unless you’re a hardcore vegan.. half of the stuff you’re eating while you’re sitting there judging, contains body fluids.

Post # 195
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Sugar bee

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@ThunderBunny:  People would have a problem if I ordered piss to drink but no one seems to have a problem if I order milk to drink….society is so silly to think of milk and piss as different things, cause you’re right, they’re basically the same thing.

Post # 196
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Honey bee

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@Miss Tattoo: Mr. Tattoo may not be bothered by it, but my DH and I are uncomfortable around women who bf with breast hanging out in public, with no attempt to be discreet. Just want to say that Mr. Tattoo doesn’t speak for all men. The fact is, by far most members here are women, so of course it’s being debated by women here. If we tried to look for a debate board with men talking about this issue, it probably isn’t too difficult to find it somewhere on the internet.

 

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