(Closed) In regards to the “Breastfeeding In Public”

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t have kids, but I’ve worked extensively with new mom’s. Specifically those of pre-mature infants. I usually work with a family for the first year of a babies life. So, I’ve worked with a tonne of breastfeeding moms and I don’t think I have once seen a boob. Part of my job is to observe mom-baby interactions and feeding is a big component, so I’m pretty involved.

I am assuming most women don’t want their boobs hanging out for everyone to see and are probably reasonably descrete when breastfeeding.

I really would never expect a woman to hide in a bathroom to breastfeed.

Post # 4
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

oh no…

Post # 5
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I breast fed and never felt comfortable doing it in public even with a blanket… I did it once in the the back corner of a resturant completly covered up and I just did not belive how many people started… I would plan my outings around her feedings or pump or have formula ready if people were not so rude or wouldnt stare i wouldnt have had a problem….

Post # 6
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

This can’t end well. 

Post # 7
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I work at a children’s hospital.  We have weekly educational presentations (“Grand Rounds”). A few months ago the presentation was on breast feeding.

During the presentation, they encouraged doctors and nurses to, when they see a breastfeeding mother, introduce themselves as a medical professional and offer encouragement to the mother.

Post # 8
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

The other thread was closed for a reason. I think it would be appropriate to respect the moderators’ decision.

Post # 9
4371 posts
Honey bee

Haven’t both sides been argued quite a bit in the last thread, which was only a couple days ago? Reminds me of Mr. Bee’s post about a few months ago:


I don’t think it makes sense to have a policy regarding outright Debate threads.  That said, I’m wondering if a threadjacking policy might be useful. There are usually two sides to threadjacking:


  • The Instigator: This person will (purposefully or not) instigate drama on a number of threads. 
  • The Last Worders: These people just. will. not. let. go. 


Put an Instigator together with a Last Worder or two, and you have an endless loop of drama and flamewars.  Seriously, the back and forth just goes on forever… and ever… and ever.

This thread might not have been jacked, but it did get pretty nasty last round.

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