(Closed) Fully exposed public breastfeeding. Thoughts?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 33
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Sugar bee

I don’t see it as a big deal.  Babies especially infants need to eat and boobs feed them.  Why it has to be done under the cover of darkness or in private I don’t really get.  Are people getting that horny from seeing breastfeeding?  Or what in the world makes people uncomfy? 

Personally, I’ll  carry a swaddler or scarf to drape over her if we’re out and about but I’m certainly not going to hide away for the first months of my  babies life just because they might get hungry or scurry away from everyone to some dirty corner if the baby gets hungry.  But I kinda see someones discomfort over a natural thing like that more as something they have to get over than something to be taken seriously. 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it’s considerate of others to use a cover, if possible. However, if the baby doesn’t like being covered, I’d rather the mom just go ahead and feed him than slink off to the bathroom (since public restrooms are SO dirty). If there’s a comfortable nursing room, I’d probably want to go there- but I can see where she wouldn’t want to have to be sitting alone in a back room while everyone else gets to enjoy the shopping trip.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee

I feel pretty opposite of a lot of people on this thread…

I don’t think it’s ever appropriate to whip a boob out in public. I don’t see why having a baby attached to it makes it more acceptable. If I was out in public and I saw a bare breasted woman, I would be openly offended no matter the reason.

I know not every baby would enjoy eating under a blanket, but c’mon, at least do it out of respect for others around you. There are plenty of things a person can do to make it more private.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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@UpstateCait: Seriously?  that WAS rude.  You knew this topic was going to have some back and forth banter (which is precisely why I think you posted it to start with) so you should expect that and not get defensive when someone calls you out.  Particularly someone as well known and respected on here as Mrs DG…WHO HAS A BABY, so Id say she knows what she is talking about.

Just saying, it would have been just as easy for you to post the question without the input of your personal opinion and story if you really wanted the feedback more than the drama

Again, I think we’ve all come to expect the controversy though. Luckily for us most manage to keep it civil

Post # 37
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@Mrs. DG: Good point. Bridal salons are full of nakedness. At least this one was for a good reason.

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

edit…not worth it..

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Gross … sorry but i think it’s gross.  It’s supposed to help you bond with your baby why on earth would you want to welcome the rest of us in on that moment?  we aren’t privey to the things that made the baby …. also an intimate act.  

 

Post # 41
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Sugar bee

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@HisIrishPrincess:  It’s supposed to feed the baby.  So it’s definately not intercourse or just something done for personal gratification.  Breastfed infants usually need to eat every 2 hours. 

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@UpstateCait: My thoughts on fully exposed public bresatfeeding: Don’t do it.

Now to read the whole thread.

Post # 43
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Newbee

What are breasts for?  They have one biological purpose for women – feeding a child. We have sexualized them; therefore, if people are uncomfortable seeing a women breast feed they should really think about that fact.

I have no problem seeing women breast feed infants anywhere at anytime.  Now seeing a woman breast feed a five year old is a different story for a different thread!  LOL

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think there’s a difference between just feeding and feeding to make a show of it. Went out to lunch with a good friend, his older (upper 20s) sister and her infant this past summer. We were eating our lunches and then she proceeds tell us that it doesn’t matter if anyone’s uncomfortable, she’s feeding the infant, etc. There wasn’t a prompt to bring up her mini-diatribe but off she went and off went part of her top.
I would have been perfectly okay if there was a cover, even slightly okay if she didn’t have a mini-speech to preface it all. The next 15 minutes or so was probably the most uncomfortable lunch I’ve had in a long time simply because she made a show of it all.

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Ok, after reading the thread, my opinion is the same. I agree with those that say to find a blanket or something to cover the boob when in public. Breastfeeding is certainly natural and I am not uncomfortable around nursing moms, but itching is also natural and I don’t flop a tit out to scratch it. Use a cover or some other privacy mauever.

In more private setting, like the company of friends and family, flop it out. Go topless. Boobs aren’t gross.

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I personally would cover myself with a blanket, because I wouldn’t feel comfortable being exposed. 

This is a very hot topic among mothers. I agree women should have right to breastfeed where they need too.

Whats odd to me is the breasts are sexual part from men’s perspective. If you flip the situation around (weird i know), it would be shocking to have a guy “whip it out” in public. even in a non-sexual way.

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