Amanda - posted on 08/04/2009 ( 42 moms have responded )
Ok, so I have been bf my 3 month old since the get go. I have recently opened up to breastfeeding in public or at least attempting. Last week I was at a car dealership waiting for my oil to be changed and my son was getting hungry. I wanted to bf in public but was creeped out by all the old men around me so I figured I would ask if they had a little office or room I could feed Mannix in. The receptionsist looked at me like I was some kinda weirdo and said "no, but you can feed him in the ladies room. " Ahh that made me sooo mad! I said, "Would you like to eat your lunch in the restroom?..I don't think so" and walked off. I had to put up with him being fussy till I finally got my car back and I nursed him in the backseat.
So 4 days go by and I take Mannix to the pediatricians office. I was waiting for a good while and he got hungry. So I said THIS TIME I WILL BF in public and so I whipped out my boopie and fed him..I even put a receiving blanket over myself and Mannix so people wouldn't feel awkward I guess. Well this older lady looks at me all ugly, gets her grandson and walks out!! I was like WOW! And brushed it off afterwards..
I decided that Im not going to let someone walking out stop me from feeding my baby.