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User - posted on 08/01/2010

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ok i will do this agaian cuz i think my reply got lost. many people are out there in all kinds of states of undress! does it bother them that I do not want to see their cleavage or breasts or thro their clothing? n o! but they'll get on this woman for being unselfish enough to give her baby the very best. harrumph! yes im old fashioned but i WISH the only time i was ever assaulted by nakedness was when a mother was nursing. i would not be bothered. so i say "I hope you hear this lady-that-got-the-walmart-flack-for-nursing, NURSE ON! (UM...THANKS FOR LETTING ME HAVE MY SAY! :^}

User - posted on 08/01/2010

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WOW do u know how many people are out there basically naked 24x7! and they are gonna get on a woman who choosess to be uns-nurse on!elf enough to feed her child the best!? Ithink they ought to look in the mirror. I am sure it would not bother them in the least to know that i hate seeing their breasts and cleavage etc etc! my my...strange people. bless u ladies

Sheila - posted on 08/01/2010

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What I found very interesting on those comments that the ones who were saying that she should have some courtsey to others and cover or go somewhere else were the ones who weren't even giving her some common courtesy. Seriously, maybe her baby is only brand new and this is the first time she's been out of the house in a week or two and she just wants to get what she came for done (we've all been there!). Doesn't it seem strange that all those people out there who want us to cover and respect other people who don't want to see us feed out babies, won't give us respect in return?

I think that before someone judges someone else for anything (BF, color of pants, size of rolls hanging out, anything possible that could affend) they should check themselves out first. I am sure they will find something on themselves that will offend someone else. It just is not possible to make everyone happy, ain't ever gonna happen!!! So you just have to, as a mother, do what you have to do to make sure that your baby is happy and healthy.

So if you are standing in line at a photo machine (and trust me the line up on those in the town I live in can get really really long) and your baby is hungry, FEED HIM.

Chanell - posted on 07/31/2010

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I NURSE in public, while walking around shopping all the time!! when my daughter was smaller (now almost 15 months old and still breast feeding) I personally wouldnt show that much tummy/back skin.. but heck if your baby is hungry and your shopping then by all means FEED YOUR CHILD!!! Sometimes you think your baby will be OK while you shop and then the baby tells you different. (Maybe she was just fed and now the baby is growing and feeds more often and the mother hasnt adjusted yet.. We dont know)

But I have never stopped what I was doing to run off and hide to feed my baby!! and will not with my second due in December of this year. I am very proud of myself for Breastfeeding this long!!

Congrats to all the moms out here who have tried or are Breastfeding their babies.

I have gotten lots of very nice comments from ppl while I BF in public, and have never had any rude comments said to me. When I breastfeed in public I mind my own business, do my thing, and I figure im not hurting anyone. I look around and try and make ppl comfortable. Say "HI" look ppl in the eye, Im not ashamed.. and I would rather ppl say something to me then once I walk away.

I would just like to say, the lady in this pic was doing nothing wrong, and she was providing for her child like every good parent should do. I give her lots of credit for feeding her hungry baby!

A - posted on 07/30/2010

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The way people are treated for breastfeeding in public is a shame. I wish I had the (pardon my language) b*lls to do it in public, but its this type of negative confrontation I'm afraid of. Kudos to all those brave women out there who do it. Shame on people for making others feel bad about feeding their baby.

Dionne - posted on 07/30/2010

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Many of you have posted how I feel. I read most of the comments, and it made me sick to my stomach. Sonia, I agree with you about the individual who took her picture WITHOUT her permission. Obviously the person didn't have the guts to go up to her and do it because he/she knew what they were doing was wrong.

I secretly hope this mother sees this and tries to track down the a$$ who posted her pic. If THAT were ME, someone would be in a world of hell and hurt.

But that's just my opinion.

Jen - posted on 07/30/2010

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ok, maybe im a horrible person but i found the picture very funny.... i'm plus size about the same size as her and i breast feed but wow, i would never while standing in line lift my shirt up to nurse ....i would find a seat and nurse ....and i would never wear stone washed pants (just a side note)

Chantal - posted on 07/30/2010

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Poor woman...my question to her is why didn't she just take the time and breastfeed her baby while seated somewhere quiet (like her car)? What was the rush to go into the photo lab and get or drop off her pics. Some people aren't comfortable with a woman breastfeeding...and there will always be people like that. Should she have done it...probably not...cause now her pic is on the www. I wonder if she even knows.

Sonia - posted on 07/30/2010

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It's amazing the puritanical bologna that people start spouting when they see something like *gasp* a mother bfing in public. The only shame in bfing in public is the one that is caused by self righteous busy bodies spouting thier mouths off about how we, "should feel ashamed." Yet, they don't pay attention to the person who took a picture of her without her permission and started defacing her on the internet. Seriously, did they get her signature before they decided to make her famous. It's not like she was trying to get a rise out of someone by flashing her breast. Besides based on most of the comments I read it seems like what they are really trying to say is that the real shame was that: 1)they realized that breast aren't just ornamentle they have a real and natural function. 2) that it was a shame she wasn't a skinny hot chick, maybe she would have gotten a standing ovation. Maybe, they should get their minds out of the gutter and not try making such a beautiful moment into a depraved act.

Briana - posted on 07/29/2010

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April I'm not saying it's right or I agree with it. I personally don't like covering up but I do it out of respect for other's because, unfortunately, in America, we have majorly sexualized breasts. Now, if I went to another country where it was accepted, I would gladly feed uncovered. But in America, we have sadly made it taboo and people are uncomfortable with it and I just feel I need to be respectful.

As for your LO not like being covered, mine was too in the beginning. I just had to work with him.

April - posted on 07/29/2010

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when will people understand that not all babies appreciate being covered? my son hated it. if i was covered, he wouldn't feed no matter what. so...he's supposed to wait until i find a "suitable" place to nurse? i'm supposed to let him go hungry because certain "adults" are uncomfortable?

Briana - posted on 07/29/2010

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Um..what's the fuss about on here? Her stomach hanging out is GROSS! And yes, common courtesy she should cover up. It's kind of like cussing. If you don't like cussing you don't want to hear it right? You would want people to respect that fact that you don't like it. Some people don't want to see boobs and people should be respectful of that. I'm all for public breastfeeding, but covered.

Hannah - posted on 07/29/2010

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Jeanette I agree I hate people who think that nursing mums should use covers. I haven't ever looked at one because I think I have nothing to feel ashamed of so don't need to hide away, but I imagine the covers are just impractical and a way for companies to make money!
Perhaps we should tell those people to buy a paper bag to put over their heads so we don't have to look at their faces!
I keep thinking about this poor woman..........she loves her baby and her baby loves her and she's just feeding him, why does that have to generate so many hateful remarks, I wish people could be more mature!

Momof1 - posted on 07/29/2010

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The negative comments on that poor woman were horrible! I think, more power to her. I am breastfeeding my son, and while I'm not completely comfortable doing it in public, I still do. Although I don't know if I would ever breastfeed my son while walking around (just due to my own comfort level and not to mention the fact that my son likes to latch on and off and on and off. LOL.) But seriously, those people were just rude. And I hate the comments about using a nursing cover. Those things are ugly! I use a blanket, but my son pulls the blanket down anyways, so oh well.

Hannah - posted on 07/28/2010

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I couldn't even see the photo on the link? But I agree with Michaella, people who post on these things are just looking for a fight and it's best to ignore them. Poor woman to be the subject of mindless rants thoygh, let's hope she hasn't seen any of it, people have feelings, something it is easy to forget about when you are just sat on a computer.

Jennifer - posted on 07/28/2010

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I didn't read the comments because negative comments about breastfeeding get on my nerves, BUT I do think she could have done that with a little more class. I'm not saying anything negative about public breastfeeding... I'm all for public breastfeeding and have been doing it for 12 months now, I just think there are ways to do it that are a little more appropriate and accepted.

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The comments are stupid, but I have found that people get on these forums just to have it out with each other, never takes long for stupid derogatory comments to get started. And really, did you look at any of the other pictures? Half of them weren't even what you would expect; just something stupid. My advise stay off the sites, people get on there just to argue with others.

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Not only are the bathrooms disgusting but the automatic toilets, they would just keep flushing while you sit there getting you all wet. That's if the toilet is even close to sanitary enough to sit on, EEEWWWWWW!! No way would I ever take my baby with her immature immune system to a bathroom, public or private!

Leslie - posted on 07/27/2010

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I can't believe the comments of some.
They should all be ashamed for their nasty comments calling her a whale and talking about her pants. They are heartless. I hope they never find the shoe on the other foot.
The woman was just feeding her baby, what would make somoen take a photo of that.
Its just sad the comments.

Stephanie - posted on 07/27/2010

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Bathrooms are disgusting! Most women won't even sit down to PEE on a public toilet yet expect you to NURSE there??? So should you try to hover while feeding your son? I don't blame you for being hurt.

Leslie - posted on 07/26/2010

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I am not that heavy but I still wouldnt personally lift my shirt bc I am uncomfortable, but thats me and if thats what makes you and your baby happy....have at it!!

Shivana - posted on 07/26/2010

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when i clicked the link it just came up with the posts, not a pic. but i got the gist - a "larger" lady was b/feeding and according to some ppl, was showing too much skin....
what would they say if the tables were turned and it was a pic of them showing too much flesh?
i really hope the poor lady doesnt wean early because of some of those comments (and i also hope that those who were bagging her because of her weight put on a few hundred pounds themselves - although from what i have seen of the "typical" diet of north americans, it would only take a few more visits to maccas....)
btw, i put on nearly 50lb when preg with my son, didnt lose much btwn kids, but have lost more than 60lb since my daughter was born :) so i do remember the feeling of being a "big momma"

Racheal - posted on 07/26/2010

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the thing that makes me the most pissed is how they say taking a BM is natural and no one wants to see that, seriously how does that compare to BF??????????

Racheal - posted on 07/26/2010

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seriously some ppl can be so effing rude!!!! if you look at that baby it is obviously VERY YOUNG... so of course she is still gonna have some baby weight!

Rachel - posted on 07/26/2010

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im really glad to know that I'm not the only one that finds this appalling. I hope one day our society wont be so disgusted with bf-ing. i never use a cover. im not a tiny girl. if I try throwing a blanket over my ds's face he just pulls it off...I dare anyone to say anything. just recently (im currently in MN visiting family) I was at walmart with my sister and she asked me to go into the bathroom to feed ds. i was hurt. i was going to use a blanket because he was tired and probably wouldve cooperated but that wasnt good enough. I was so heartbroken. I felt betrayed. luckily when i tried to latch his on he didnt want to nurse so i just waited until we got back to the house. I made a promise to him from then on that I would never let anyone convince me to feed him in a restroom, no matter how much I love and respect that person. because the bottom line is that I will always love and respect my child more.

Becky - posted on 07/25/2010

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That is completely ridiculous. I'm so entirely sick of seeing comments by women who "breastfed 3 children" yelling at other mothers who are completely comfortable with their body and their choice to breastfeed for breastfeeding without a cover. Granted the woman in the picture just lifted her shirt and people here have a stigma against heavier people as well, but, really, I don't think anyone who has breastfed that many children has no idea what it entails. "Could have checked out and gone to the car.." yeah right. Being like that perpetuates the fact that people are going to be awful and react poorly to nursing in public. Its perfectly natural. I really dislike people sometimes.

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Rachel I am ashamed of how people were commenting on there!! I have more than once nurse my child walking through a store...If you can see a little back fat I don't care. Sometimes moms don't have the time to stop and sit down and apparently go to the bathroom!! WTH?? I am sure this woman tried to keep covered up, but screaming kid vs a little back fat? Grow up! most people out in public are showing way more than that and not doing something as wonderful as breastfeeding! You are right this all the people encouraging mothers to be ashamed for something they should all do proudly!

Tanith - posted on 07/25/2010

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Goodness gracious. I am disgusted by how some people reason. Just shows you how many shallow minded and ignorant people there are. There are thousands of African people who openly nurse their babies while shopping and standing in ques. No one makes that type of scene here (Africa).

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