I was confronted about breastfeeding in public by a stranger...

DeeDee - posted on 07/06/2009 ( 414 moms have responded )

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I went to see the new Ice Age movie with my 6 mo old daughter this weekend. About 30 mins into the movie, she was hungry so I covered us up and fed her until she fell asleep. At the end of the movie, a woman came up to me and said that it was "gross" and "inappropriate" for me to have breastfed my child in the theater. Overcoming my momentary speechlessness (which doesn't happen to me very often), I said, " YOU'RE allowed to eat in here and so is she." She responded that I should "do it in the bathroom". I asked her if SHE eats in the bathroom, and when she started to say no, I said, "Neither does my daughter."



Has anyone else ever had this happen to them, and if so, how did you handle it?

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I'm not quoting cuz there's too many and it's annoying me. I have never and will never cover my son while breastfeeding, but I am NOT 'exposed' except for the two seconds it takes for my son to latch on after I've lifted my shirt and his head/body is blocking everything unless someone is REALLY determined to get a peek. There is a big difference between someone not using a 'cover up' and someone not being covered up.



Life does change when you become a parent. Yep, sure does. I didn't go anywhere alone w/ my twins til they were about a year and a half. I never fed them in public (except the rare occasion in the car) cuz it was just easier for me not too. Then guess what? I had another baby and was 'lucky' enough for my husband to leave me just before he was born. Life doesn't stop for a single mom w/ 3 kids. I have nursed and will continue to nurse my son just about anywhere that he wants me too. No one has ever had the nerve to be so condescending to me as another breastfeeding mother has been to women on this very post by implying that we are partially responsible for the world's lack of morals and values simply because we feed our children in public... either by choice, neccessity, or both.



Breastfeeding in public leads to a lack of morals? Hmm... I'll be sure to remember that next Sunday when I am nursing my son to sleep in the back of the church as I have done every single week since he was born 15.5 months ago. My morals, values, faith, etc... are an EXTREMELY important part of who I am and I am seriously offended by that comment.

Shana - posted on 07/09/2009

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Luckily for copy and paste I did not retype my post!

I appreciate that you (Shayna) have your opinion bc that is all it is your opinion and like the rest of us you are entitiled to it. But you continue to ask why we are not embarassed to be BF openly and all we are doing is answering you as to why we are not and will NEVER be embarassed to do the most natural, non-sexual thing in the world.

I do agree with you that in the early weeks (especially for those mothers who feed on demand as I did and still do when needed) it is probably better for our babies to be in a quiet, familiar environment) but DeeDee's baby was 6 months old, and babies are by nature social creatures and keeping them in the house and never sharing experience with them would be to their detrement. As parents we are responsible to not only nourish their bodies, but their minds and souls too. One of the ways we do that is by taking them out into the world (movies, restaurants, parks etc). How else will we teach our children of the world they live in. If you shelter them all the time and only do things with them in a quiet environment how will they ever be able to function. My baby can sleep through fireworks, we found that out in Mexico when she was 5 months old (and yes I bf her at the restaurants as well as by the poolside)! She does not require a sterile, quiet env to do what she needs to do. Though to be fair, when she is sick or very tired I do make sure that she is comfortable and I do not take her out as much to give her the chance to recoup and relax in her home in her surroundings.



I disagree with your comments on sacrifice, you said:

"I don't understand how people have children and somehow expect their lives to not change. BFing, as beautiful as it is, is a sacrifice. Sacrifice of your time, sacrifice of your energy and other things as well. Obviously, it's the best thing for the child and mothers who do it, should be applauded."



Definitions of sacrifice:

forfeit: the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.



Yes there are things I may not do any longer but I do not consider this a sacrifice...it is my pleasure, I became a parent with both eyes open and do not feel that I have sacrificed a thing.



But like you said to each their own!

Aislynn - posted on 07/19/2009

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Shayna, you have a point that it was not always acceptable for women to breastfeed. Women were told that formula was better for their children and to give them cereal in their bottles at 3 days old only 40-50 years ago.

However, it is our jobs as parents to set an example for our kids. Sometimes, there are things we feel we should "fight" for due to sheer principles alone. I believe in breastfeeding in public. I don't believe that doing something that is healthy to both my child and myself should be limited to one place.. Especially when it is so easy to do on the go. Being a mother, even a breastfeeding mother, does not mean that I should hide myself and my child away from the world.. instead we should be out celebrating this miracle of life. I don't know that parenting should ever be described as a sacrafice. That makes me feel like we're giving up something that is equally as important as our children. Parenting is a gift to be cherished and shared... Even the most basic form of caring for your child [breastfeeding] is not something that should be hid behind closed doors. It is no fault of ours that the best nourishment for our children is provided from our breasts. However, the stigma surrounding public breastfeeding is unjust and small minded. Quite honestly, I believe that those peopel that cannot move beyond the idea that your breast is "exposed," are immature. They are so stuck on sex (whether it be the act of, an innuendo, or just gender), that they seem unable to fathom that you are parenting at that moment. Your thoughts and actions are centered around doing what's best for your baby.

Paige - posted on 07/15/2009

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Wow I find it really offensive that anyone could possibly compare taking a shit or having sex to nursing a child. Especially someone who has actually nursed a child and knows the difference.

To the OP, good for you for standing up for yourself! Maybe if more women were comfortable nursing in public people would be more used to seeing it and wouldn't react so immaturely to it.

Savannah - posted on 07/07/2009

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It is interesting to me how girls can walk around with the breast literally HANGING OUT of their shirts in public and no one says anything to them but heaven forbid actually using the blasted things for what they were made for!! People are so ignorant. I can't believe she actually had the gall to come and say that to you... and yet teenagers making out in the back is perfectly acceptable. Ridiculous.

Good for you!

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April - posted on 03/23/2010

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oh cripes sake...what is so offensive? you were covered and it was dark! i don't get people.

Jennifer - posted on 03/23/2010

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I haven't had this happen. I need to be prepared, but generally I just get smiles when breastfeeding in public.

Hannah - posted on 07/29/2009

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Good on you for responding to her and in such a polite and logical manner, I'm afraid I think I would have lost my temper! My son is 8 months now I bf til he was 7.5mths and stopped of his own accord. I have bf in public on many occasions, we have the right to eat in public and so do our children. Our boobs were put there for a practical reason and that is to feed our children, we have attached sexual value to them and if certain people can't see past that then I pity them.



As for the issue of whether to cover up or not, I personally do not believe in covering my child whilst I'm feeding him. I don't eat with a blanket over my head so why should he, eating is a sociable family event and so should his meal time be.



I did when I first began feeding public lay a muslin over my shoulder and so providing some privacy whilst my son latched as soon as he was on I removed it but had it to hand ready for when he came off, as time passed and I became more confident I was able to get him to latch on without the aid of a muslin, it is possible to do this discreetly only a small amount of your breast needs to be on show in order for a baby to latch on and once they're on no one has any idea you're having more than a cuddle unless they look closely.



Well done you for not letting this silly lady put you off, you're giving your baby the best she can possibly get!

Kenita - posted on 07/28/2009

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Good for you some women are so idiotic that they dont even realize what there breast are for, they were made to feed and nuture your child and if you are able to breastfeed there should not be any reason why you would not want to give your child what is the best food in the world to help there development and not to mention the bond that a child and mother get to have when a child is breastfeed is amazing, I am also a proud breast feeding mother and you know what let people snicker and snare, but your child will be the smartest, healtheiest baby there is no man made formula can compare to mother's milk, so cudos to you and they will be many more idiotic people who have things to say butyou are a smart women and you know what is best for your child and your are doing what is best for your child, keep doin what is best for your baby.

Hillary - posted on 07/28/2009

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i feed in public all the time. i get wierd looks but when she's hungry she's hungry

Chelsea - posted on 07/28/2009

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Wow.. I honestly can't believe someone would actually take time out of their day to bother watching that closely to bother commenting.. I mean when we are breastfeeding in public we are trying to be as discreet as we possibly can, in order for it to have bothered her she was obviously not trying very hard to disregard the fact that your child is hungry and would probably be screaming through the movie if you didn't feed her..

So sorry this happened to you, but good for you for sticking up for it.. It takes guts to do this and we don't need other peoples negative tips and advice..

Sara - posted on 07/28/2009

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Dude I breast fed in a bathroom and got l got lectured cause I was'nt in a stall lol, At that point I, I said that is gross and told for now on I will just breast feed in public just in dispite of her and I did.

Sarah - posted on 07/28/2009

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I have been confronted a few times and what I tell them is that Jesus was breastfed and so were their grandparents I would like to see them tell those women they couldn't do it when they had no choice.

Also people should be ashamed of themselves, I'm pretty sure that if your child was hungry and wouldn't stop screaming and someone asked you why they were acting that way and if you told them because they were hungry they could call someone and say you were being a bad mother so what is the difference.

Also what is the difference between a bottle and breastfeeding?

Jada - posted on 07/28/2009

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I have had really weird looks while grocery shopping and nursing, walking around the park, shopping at wal-Mart. I don't care where I am, if my daughter is hungry then i will feed her. I always cover up...even bought one of those nursing covers but I tell ppl that if they can give their child a bottle while shopping then I can give my child a breast while shopping that shuts most up pretty fast.

Donalla - posted on 07/28/2009

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YOU GO GIRL!! I LOVE YOUR COMEBACKS!!!! What a horrible woman. I wouldnt worry about it. I feed my daughter wherever and whenever and thats all there is to it. Good on you!!!

Rachel - posted on 07/27/2009

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you said exactly what i would have said!!! people are so rude...gosh what were you supposed to do let your baby starve then let her cry in the movie...no cause then you would have been confronted by everybody cause you let a cying baby in the theaters!! you just can win these days...good for you for standing your ground momma!

Christina - posted on 07/27/2009

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My daughter is 8 months old and I breastfeed and plan to do so until she is at least a year old. I have never been in your situation, but I commend you for standing up to this person. There are laws that protect mothers who nurse and anyone who dares to frown upon it should be ashamed of themselves.

Lisa - posted on 07/27/2009

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There is nothing more innocent or beautiful than a mother breastfeeding her child. I mean really, you see more boob at a beach! The woman who confronted you was gross and inappropriate for doing so. Thank you for sticking up for all breastfeeding moms.

Clare - posted on 07/27/2009

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Hello i havent had any thing said to me whilst i have breastfeed out in public and i am sorry to hear you have, i have always feed my kids when they have needed feeding no matter where i am at the end of the day like you told her why should your children have too go in to some dirty stinking toilet to have they feed no on in there right minds would and also like sabrina said about people being nosey,well i think if they dont like it look the other way then because you are doing the most natural and healther thing for your baby plus at the end of the day who knows what is going in fomula milk the breast is the best and people should start realisin what a good job moms that breastfeed there kids are doing instead of just moaning cuz really wot it is, is women bein jealous that there man are trying to get a peak

Salem - posted on 07/27/2009

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For another woman to say something that ignorant and judgemental is mind-boggling, and I don't think you should let it affect you one bit. I have a 4 month old son, and haven't had the need to breastfeed him in a public place yet, but I dont see a think wrong with what you did, and I would have done the same!

Julin - posted on 07/27/2009

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yay for you!!! That is unbelievable that you were approached like that! I have never had any thing close to that happen! Good job dealing with that one!

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Good for you! I like your responses to her (always wish I could think that fast in situations like this!). As long as you weren't exposing your breast, which it sounds like you were both covered, I think this is fine.

Jeannie - posted on 07/27/2009

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The only time I try to go into a different room is at my in laws. I love my father in law but... I guess I'm just a prude :) My brother just goes into an other room if he wants. I guess it helps that I'm not the the first of my generation to bf.

I've had the stares at the restaurant but I said (in a loud enough but not to loud voice) "I'm sure glad no one minds that I give Tyler the best healthiest food the most natural way. Nursing is been around long before fake milk filled rubber boob like bottles." every one stopped starring.

Louise - posted on 07/27/2009

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I think you were very nice to respond to the lady at all and allow her the right to reply - I think I would have simply walked away and said 'I don't care'.....

I have just got myself a feeding cover that is a little like an apron with boning in the top so I can see my daughter whilst I'm feeding her - I previously refused to use a blanket or similar as I would hate not to have the eye contact with her that I have when feeding freely at home or out of the public gaze. I've chosen to use a cover simply because getting prepared and latched was so fiddly and awkward in public, and this way I can just 'plop out my boob' and get a better latch without getting embaressed. If anyone has any complaint about me feeding in public with the cover then I feel sorry for them as their lives can't be very exciting....

I believe it's a personal decision re. whether to cover or not as it should only matter to the mum breasfeeding - surely if she is comfortable then so should everyone else be ?

I don't understand at all how someone can be offended by bf if they can't see boobage, the bf mum is covered or facing from the public domain - people need to get on with their own lives and stop thinking the world rotates around their opinions.

Definitely agree re. the bathroom comments - I will NEVER feed my daughter in a toilet and if venues don't like bf in their public areas then why don't they provide NICE feeding areas for this ESSENTIAL natural event like they do for the other natural event of going to the toilet and most unnatural event of smoking......................

Amy - posted on 07/27/2009

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Ironically the only time I've had anyone say anything negative was at my mothers house..she never breastfed me and just doesnt get it.. none of her friends breastfed either.. anywho i was nursing my eldest at her home (the house I grew up in!) in a chair by the window.. she told me I should go to the bathroom.. I calmly asked her why.. she responded with "isnt that where babies do umm that?! I told her no, my children eat anywhere they would eat if I was feeding them a bottle.. she tossed a towel at me to cover his head (none of my kids would nurse with anything over their eyes ~and my shirt was already covering anything that would need covered.. ) I laid it on my knees in case I needed a burp cloth LOL) she turned and took a sip of her coffee which was the exact moment my husband in a stroke of genius took the towel and tossed it over her head ROFL saying if she was going to be drinking long maybe she ought to take it to the bathroom.. lolol That was the one and only time she ever said anything remotely negative about me nursing any of my kiddo's.. now she's actually very supportive of it (she's had a LOT of time to adjust to the idea lol)...

I'm with you Teresa.. I've nursed all three of my kids at church without a second though and no one has seen my breast while doing so.. Ive actually had people walk up to see the "sleeping baby" only to realize when I TELL them that I'm nursing the lil' one that the baby is nursing not just snuggled into mama sleeping. Nursing discretely in public takes a bit of practice but it can be done and when done well its far more discrete to do so without juggling with towels, blankets or whatever other neon sign slapped over a kiddo's head to say "NURSING BABY HERE" lol..

I prob. would have asked that lady which she prefers.. a child screaming during the movie or a mom quietly feeding her child.. sheesh some people!!!!

On the flip side I've had lots of positive feedback, everywhere from church , to the park to a live broadway show for nursing my kids and for how well behaved they all are (with three under five it's a challenge sometimes to keep them all in line) .. All three know if they have a need it will be met, no matter where we are.

Alissa - posted on 07/27/2009

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My hats off to you!

I fortunately have never had problems feeding in public. I have had nothing but encouragement and am so grateful. I tell people that if someone doesn't like it, tell them not to look!



Me feeding my child this way is a lot healthier than what some parents feed their kids!



Their are more things out there to be offended over than breastfeeding your child in public(especially if you are covered up! Come on!)

Alissa - posted on 07/27/2009

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My hats off to you!

I fortunately have never had problems feeding in public. I have had nothing but encouragement and am so grateful. I tell people that if someone doesn't like it, tell them not to look!



Me feeding my child this way is a lot healthier than what some parents feed their kids!



Their are more things out there to be offended over than breastfeeding your child in public(especially if you are covered up! Come on!)

Alyssa - posted on 07/27/2009

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Wow, I am so proud of you that you can do that! I wish I was just as strong as you with the breastfeeding process. I always pump before I go anywhere because I am so worried about breastfeeding in public, but you just whip it out! I say good for you! It is people like that who ruin it for the mothers who only want the best for their child!

Stephanie - posted on 07/27/2009

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I am so disgusted by people who claim to be victimized by the sight of a woman breastfeeding their child. If you don't like it - don't look. These people are selfish and think the world should revolve around them and their warped values. For those who feel the need to express themselves to a nursing mom, I say pull out your boob and express yourself back at them - right in the eye!

Sheila - posted on 07/27/2009

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The only negative response I've got in public was from my husband :(. We were at the local county fair and our 7 week old was hungry so I was feeding him. When my husband saw that I was feeding he said " you can't walk around feeding him in public". I said "yes I can" and continued feeding - I ended up leaving before my husband and was VERY upset by his way of thinking. When my baby is hungry I'm gonna feed him and thats that...! This is our 4th child and I have always fed where ever when ever and am not stopping now.

Crystal - posted on 07/27/2009

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WOW!!!!

I personally think breast feeding is beautiful & natural! It should be done anytime, anywhere!

~ a breastfeeding womens breast is not a sexual part of thier body at that moment~

so I'm not sure what makes breastfeeding in public a lack of morals? Lets go back in time..... oh sometime before bottles & formula, did our great, great, great grandmas hide away or be uncomfortable NO! because at this time there was no other way to feed your baby! Sorry I'm still sooooo shocked that any would have a negitive thought over such a beautiful, healthy, natural choice!! I have never been "put down" or had any negitive comments while I breast feed my daughter in public!

DeeDee, I'm glad you stuck up for yourself & breasfeeding women everywhere! Thank you for that! I'm not sure if I would have been so nice!!

Linda - posted on 07/27/2009

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OH NO SHE DIDN"T~ lol... seriously.. when my first baby was born, I used to walk around Walmart and do it.. UNCOVERED!!! lol and once when my newest child was only weeks old.. I walked around the zoo... its a meal to go... anywhere any time, no heating required... it's the best possible food for your babe, and people that get all fussy about it I think just feel uncomfortable with themselves... who the heck does she think she is saying anything to you, her children (if she has any) were most likely bottle fed.. and she's most likely ashamed of her body.. pffft!!!! *shakes fist at woman for you* Oh, that just got me in an uproar.. sorry! That has never happened to me,,.... but I'm full of tattoos so generally people tend to not say anything to me in plain fear lol... but I would either ignore it or handle it the way you did *claps* bravo! You did good girl!!!



Don't let this get you down, keep doing what you're doing and don't let people bring you down, you are doing the absolute best for your child,,... people will throw opinions at you left right and center.. and you just choose what you think is best! *hugs* I hope that it never happens again.



Funny what comes naturally to us as human beings... isn't seen as such... but bottles... aren't natrual.. and are more acceptable... didn't they just have a hazardous chemical in them bpa? ... that's not good.. breast is best always at any time!



Cheers!

Gillian - posted on 07/27/2009

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I have breast fed both my boys and I see no reason why people get so offended. If bottl efed babies can fed in public so can breast fed babies... I have just arrived from Swaziland in Southern Africa and there no one bats an eye lid to breast feeding in public. It's the norm there...

Felicity - posted on 07/27/2009

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i was in a pub on my 21st birthday and i did it desreetly and an old man stared at me ive had old women and men walk past staring its just there morals but they should keep them to thereself your just feeding a young baby and its quicker than a bottle and less miether and cleaning but you should beable to do it anywhere and not feel ashamed its only natural

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Great response, enough said and try your best to let it go. She's from under a rock obviously and it's sad she didn't have the kind of love and support growing up that you are giving to your daughter.

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Good for you! You said the right thing and left it at that. Let that lady go home and think about it. I never had anyone say anything when I was out in public. Once I was at a wedding reception and was nursing my son while I was eating and had someone ask me if I wanted them to hold him while I ate... I said, no thank you, he's eating too:) I usually just draped a burp cloth over their cheek so it just looked as if thery were sleeping. I nursed two boys.. one for 14 months and other for 11 mos. It is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. Be proud of yourself!!!

Lori - posted on 07/26/2009

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I think you handled that with excellance! I would have done the same thing I hope.

Meghan - posted on 07/26/2009

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It makes me so mad to read things like this. NO mother should ever be asked to feed their baby in the bathroom! UGH! My mom once told me to nurse my son in the bathroom at a restaurant. It pissed me off and she, of all people, should have known better than to tell me something like that. It's people like that who make alot of breastfeeding moms too scared to nurse in public, which is sad. We have the free will to breastfeed wherever we choose. Screw anyone else who finds it offensive! Maybe those people should mind their own business and not stare!

Ashley - posted on 07/26/2009

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no one has ever said anything to me not that i would care god made boobs for feeding our children not for men to be in awe over

Cecilia - posted on 07/26/2009

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You Go Girl! I haven't been confronted in this way yet but I would have said the same thing. Some of my friends get nervous and say that they would have to go hide in the bathroom or in the car, but I just tell them I'm not exposing myself and she has to eat so other people are just going to have to get over it and not stare because its legal to breastfeed in public. That lady wouldn't expect you to go feed your daughter in the restroom or out of the public eye if she was drinking from a bottle, you did the right thing. Some people need to be put in their place.

Alison - posted on 07/26/2009

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Hi,

I think most of the posts on here are from the US or canada, I'm a Brit and I've never had any negative comment about breast feeding - I've fed my little girl in restaurants, on trains, in historic buildings, up mountains, in the library and on park benches! I never tried taking her to the movies, becuase I'm pretty sure she wouldn't stay put for an hour and a half, but you're really lucky if your little one does - make the most of it!



As for the lady (I think it was just the one...) who seems to think that life as you know it should end when you have a baby - How on earth do you manage to feed on demand WITHOUT feeding in public? I would've gone insane during the first few weeks of motherhood if I couldn't go out shopping, for meals, visit a gallery or see friends or even leave the house for more that a few hours. If you feel the need to sit in a darkened room to feed then that's your choice, just don't try and make the rest of us feel bad about enjoying our freedom.



As for feeding being immodest, with the amount of naked flesh on show on the average high street, magazine rack or website it would have to be a pretty desparate man who got his kicks from watching a discreetly breast-feeding woman! That would be his problem, not mine!



Yes. breast feeding is an emotional thing for mom and baby, but don't forget moms are still people, and need to have a life just to keep sane! feed wherever and whenever you like, and ignore the ingnorant!

Jill - posted on 07/26/2009

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Im glad that no one ever actually said anything to me while we NIP. I seriously would have flipped out. I think you did very well sticking up for yourself and maintaining composure. I am still nursing my almost 22month old. And I get looks alot when I tell people that. We dont have to NIP anymore, but I cant imagine the looks Id get now. lol

Larissa - posted on 07/26/2009

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Aww... I'm so sorry that happend to you! I've only ever had people say nice and supportive things when I breastfeed in public. Good for you for standing up to her though. What you said was perfect.

Kim - posted on 07/26/2009

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First of all, why was she watching you instead of the movie? Kudos to you for getting her told.

Antoinette - posted on 07/26/2009

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Hi Dee Dee...I haven't had that happen to me but I think I would've done the same thing and guess what she'll get over it and if she didn't like it she couldv'e left and came back later until you were done..lol lol you were descreet enough and respectful to cover up because you didn't have to do that...its your right...

Sheena - posted on 07/26/2009

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I have had a older women tell me that me feeding my baby in the resturant was "gross,innapropriate." I honestly said if you dont like it dont look! My husband has told me many of times "omg people are staring" (if I am feeding in public, I always have a cover on, but people are weird!) I respond with "let them stare." There is absolutly nothing wrong with what you did. You should not have to hide in a bathroom!! Good for you standing your grounds!!!

Reyna - posted on 07/25/2009

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WOW good for you, I haven't had anyone say anything yet, but I think I wouldn't come up with a good reply that quickly! That's great!

Tanna - posted on 07/25/2009

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Good for you standing up for yourself!! I can not believe she had the nerve to say anything to you. You were even covered up. I nursed my 11month old at the theater the other day without a cover and no one spoke a word and i even had some women i didn't even know sitting right next to me. I am pretty sure she would have rather me nursed her to keep her quiet than to ruin everybody's movie. One good come back to her could have been no what is "gross" is nursing/eating in the bathroom!!

Tanna - posted on 07/25/2009

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Good for you standing up for yourself!! I can not believe she had the nerve to say anything to you. You were even covered up. I nursed my 11month old at the theater the other day without a cover and no one spoke a word and i even had some women i didn't even know sitting right next to me. I am pretty sure she would have rather me nursed her to keep her quiet than to ruin everybody's movie. One good come back to her could have been no what is "gross" is nursing/eating in the bathroom!!

Tamra - posted on 07/25/2009

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My son was only two weeks old, i was at taco bell with my mom and two kids. I began breastfeeding my son and an older couple got up and moved away from me, mumbling about how inappropriate it is to breastfeed in public. I had the same reaction and told them that if they can eat in public, so can my son. Needless to say, they wrapped up their tacos and left the restaurant.

Kari - posted on 07/25/2009

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DeeDee I am proud that you stood up to her, I too have had this happen. But then I have also had people congradulate me on breastfeeding. There are laws stating that you can breastfeed. And if anyone ever does that again just do what you did last time.. Great Job!

Jo - posted on 07/25/2009

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that's really rude of her ... glad you told her what's what! I took my eldest to watch Nemo on Ice last year and had to cover up and express as my youngest had stayed home with dad but nobody even noticed - they should have all been watching Ice Age surely????

Emma - posted on 07/25/2009

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Good for you standing up for yourself. I have not had anything like that bit if anyone came up to me like that they would get a similar response

Amanda - posted on 07/25/2009

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I think that is horrible. Who wants to go sit in a dirty bathroom to nurse?! That woman needs to get her head out of her @$$. You were covered up. It's not like you had everything on display. I, thank goodness, didn't have anyone say anything to me. I just am so shocked I thought people were finally getting better about mother's feeding in public. I guess I was wrong.

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