Post # 31
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
And again, I never made such opinions on the mother being allowed or not.
Post # 33
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
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
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
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.