(Closed) Guests disregarding no-kid rule

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 31
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3050 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

crazy4disney:  I never said the mother should go or take the baby. I clearly stated no opinion as I can see both sides. 

Im merely saying the statement on pumping isn’t accurate and can fuel a lot of stereotypes around breastfeeding in public.

Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

MrsGo:  And again, I never made such opinions on the mother being allowed or not. 

Post # 33
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1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

soymilk:  Oh never said you did! I completely agree with you that not everyone can pump and the statement to just pump” actually annoys me as it’s quite a lenghty process to pump enough for one night away. You can’t do it all in one go, you literally have to pump a little for days and save it. It’s hard work even with a great milk supply. I never knew this before I had a baby so I can see where the confusion comes from.

Post # 34
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12114 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I’m glad that someone is questioning the source of the breastfeeding infants exception as a hardcore or universally accepted etiquette rule. I would be curious to see a source for that. I might be wrong, but the only place I’ve seen this stated as fact are on the mommy and wedding forums. 

While I certainly think it’s wise to consider a breastfeeding infant if you are concerned about the attendance of a loved one, I’m not aware of any reputable etiquette source that considers this to be an obligation. 

Can anyone provide a link?

Post # 35
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3050 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

MrsGo:  I agree on the annoyance part. For me, it’s a statement too often made for mothers breastfeeding in public. Im not a mother so I’m not personally familiar with breastfeeding but I have seen many friends with struggles pumping to know it is a struggle on varying levels for some. I definetely agree with you that it shouldn’t cause issues in a relationship in terms of attending or not attending a wedding. 

And sorry if I seemed blunt, I think I misinterpreted your message in the first reply. 🙂 I got it now lol.

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