(Closed) Fully exposed public breastfeeding. Thoughts?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 197
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Urine and breastmilk clearly aren’t the same thing. Do you drink cow’s, goat’s or any other animals milk? The comparison between the two are ridiculous- milk is nourishing, urine is excess fluid. I can’t even believe that you have used that as an arguement against breastfeeding- it is almost comical.

Post # 198
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Bumble bee

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@SoupyCat: There has to be somewhere on the internet where men discuss breastfeeding. Like I said before, my FH doesn’t think it’s appropriate, so I know there are other men out there who feel the same way.

Post # 199
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Honey bee

I would like to ask, for women that are totally cool with Bf-ing with no cover or anything, how would you feel if people just stare at you while you bf? I just want to know if you’d be perfectly comfortable with that, or would you dislike it?

Post # 200
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@SoupyCat: I’ve never been in that situation, most people politely divert their eyes,  but I can’t imagine I would enjoy it. That seems a little odd to me in and of itself.

It’s not really about anyone else though. In that moment.. my child is hungry and I’m feeding him. I’m paying attention to him, while trying to sneak in a few bites of food for myself and trying not to drop anything on him!

Post # 201
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@troubled: <Yeah, what she said! That had me ROFL. 

 

 

Post # 203
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@SoupyCat: Why wouldn’t you just mind your own business? I’d stare right back at you. 

ETA that when I reread this post, it sounds rude. I didn’t mean it as rude though-in my head it was calm and collected, and not angry fyi! 🙂

Post # 204
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Helper bee

As a long, long time reader of these boards, I’m absolutely astounded by some of the comments I have read in this discussion.

With that, I am off to fetch my laundry, and I will leave the rest of you to it.

Post # 205
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Blushing bee

LOL, I think you guys are great for doing what you do!  That doesn’t change the fact that I would get up and leave if a women wanted to bfeed during my meal.  I really feel like most people don’t feel the way I do.  I think it’s kinda like being scared of spiders…some people are, and some people arent.  If a woman wanted to bfeed while shopping for new pants @ a store, fine, that’s okay, she can whip her tits out whenever, whatev. If she wants to do it 2 inches from my dinner, please NO.  But, then again, I have never had a friend have a baby.  Most of my friends are CF, so I don’t know.

And it seems like you wanna call me out for “judging”, moms, but I think drinking human milk is FAR FAR preferable to drinking unethically sourced cow’s milk.

Post # 206
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Honey bee

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@elliegraye: So it’s ok for other people to turn away, or leave the store, if you make them feel uncomfortable, but not ok if they do the same to you?

Post # 208
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Blushing bee

And for the record…any sort of milk used for any other purpose than to feed a baby animal is gross.  So, for the person who wanted to call me out for being a ‘hardcore vegan’, cow’s milk is gross too.  It’s for baby cows, not for people, lol.  So, yes: I guess I am ‘hardcore”.  Breastfeeding of baby humans is WONDERFUL, and I would like to see all women who choose to procreate decide to do this.  I just dont’ want to see it when I’m eating

Post # 209
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Sugar bee

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@SoupyCat:  How often do adults engage in staring competition with strangers?  I think it’s natural for people to be curious, I’ll admit I’m curious and give it a second glance because I’m planning on breastfeeding and want to see how others do it, so I don’t think I’ll mind if people seem curious (though I do plan on using a cover, but that’s no guarentee someones not going to be flashed at some point in the process). 

Post # 210
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@ThunderBunny: I do respect that you would get up and leave.. 

Why did you put “judgemental” in quotes.. as though you’re shocked anyone would think you were being critical? Your last post was equating me feeding my child to you urinating on yourself.

You say you’re pro-bfing and then you ask “Why would we let a mother express her bodily fluids around other people’s food”. So you think it’s great.. it’s just not okay for the baby to eat when everyone else is eating? I know you don’t have any experience with babies, but the smells of food always caused my little man to want to nurse.

And by hardcore vegan.. I meant, no honey/gelatin/lard/whey.. because all of those have body fluids of some kind in them too.

Post # 211
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Its just interesting that those that breastfeed are sooo pushy.  They try to pressure and insult women that dont and then want to shove it in everyones face.  If your baby is crying because he has a dirty diaper you get up and go take care of it, I dont see why its not the same with bf.  I am grossed out by bf in restaurants.  I dont care if its done in a retail store but not while I’m eating.  By The Way I would rather have a screaming baby than having a woman bf while I am eating and I am a mother of two. 

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