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*Lisa* - posted on 06/01/2010
That does sound pretty perfect Dana!! Can you rent it to me if I'm out and about and stuck for somewhere to feed Baylee? I have had to feed him in a toilet before simply because I was in a restaurant with people I wasn't familiar with (and some of them men)... yuck!!!
Chatty - posted on 06/01/2010
P.S. My go-to breastfeeding place if we were out in public was my SUV......the back seat in nice and roomy, comfy and equipped with TV's....LOL! I used to watch a movie and feed Roxanne....air conditioning in the summer, heat in the winter, a good movie and tinted windows....PERFECT!
Lady - posted on 06/01/2010
I have never nursed in a bathroom stall - I don't think I could - like Loureen I can't stand them and try avoiding them as much as posible which has got a lot harder with kids. My first I would go to the car with but since then I mostly just do it in a coffee shops or resteraunts - I did occasionally go to the nursing room but they are so uncomfortable and boring. It means I'm away from the rest of my kids and Iain and missing out on my food or drink. I would much rather just sit and have us all eat together including the youngest. No one had ever said anything to me although I have got some disaproving looks. I'm very discreet and always cover up my booby with clothes althought I wouldn't use a blacket to cover my baby - I don't think either of us would be comfortable with that. When I first started doing it I felt like some hippy mother earth type just whipping it out where ever but in the end it was just neccesity.
Good Day! - posted on 05/31/2010
I have a friend that breastfed her three babies and did it in the public restrooms all the time! She swears that's why her oldest has a great immune system. My daughter was born a few months before her youngest, and I got a nursing wrap. She saw me using it and I think it clicked for her after that. She got one, and nursed everywhere after that. Nursing while walking through the mall while pushing her other two in the double stroller...now that is multi-tasking!
Rosie - posted on 05/31/2010
yeah, where i live recently a woman was told quite innocently by a security guard at the mall, that if she wanted to she could go the the family room near the bathrooms in the mall. now, i know the man was trying to be nice and not demanding she go there or anything, but he should've known better. in response the woman organized a breastfeeding sitin and got a bunch of people even from different states to come and breastfeed in the play area (where she was sitting when it was suggested she move).
i can't hold it loureen, i have to use public restrooms. i have friends like you as well, and it makes me laugh, cause i'll go anywhere anytime, while they are there waiting for me, holding it, lol!!
Jodi - posted on 05/30/2010
Yes, I've heard it suggested too, to women feeding in public, and I think its a terrible thing to suggest. So if it can be suggested by other mothers, imagine what might really go on (I've never encountereI an issue personally).
Loureen, I freak out at public toilets too......I try to avoid them, but often end up with kids who have to use them. I carry a little Dettol hand sanitiser with me at all time to make sure they wash their hands properly after they get out of the toilets, and to make sure my hands are rid of germs after even just being IN the facility in the first place. Gross.....
In fact, when we had our trip to Queensland, and we knew we had no choice but to use public toilets, we took our own toilet paper and plenty of hand sanitiser with us :) The number of times there was no toilet paper or soap was disgusting.
Charlie - posted on 05/30/2010
mmm Ive heard people say babies should be fed in the toilet instead of in public , mainly on COM debates by OTHER MOTHERS !!!
I rarely use public toilets they disgust me , ive devised a way to use a public toilet without using hands LOL and the toilet paper EEEEEEEW did you know germs can travel through 500 sheets of toilet paper and when you flush a toilet with the lid open a plume of toilet water can spray invisibly up to 6 meters in the air spreading E-coli , botulism, staph ect ect . GROSS not to mention all the germs the users have brought in and touched all over the facilities LOL.
Sharon - posted on 05/30/2010
That is awesome!!
And for the record - it HAS been suggested that women go to the bathroom to breastfeed. Disgusting! I won't even carry my office materials with me into the bathroom!!! I leave them with someone outside (fitting room attendent usually) use the facilities and then collect them on the way back.
Charlie - posted on 05/29/2010
I loved our breastfeeding rooms in westfield , we had private cubicles with massive leather lounge chairs , enough room for your pram , views of the harbor bridge , microwave for food / milk , sinks , wipes , change tables and sanitizer and a play area for other kids .
*Lisa* - posted on 05/29/2010
Yeah I don't think anyone would ask you to feed your baby in the bathroom hehe. But maybe some women feel like they can't feed in public so they end up in the bathroom. And I don't know about other countries, but Hong Kong doesn't really have many parents rooms so I often used to feed in the bathrooms just out of necessity. But now I've resorted to finding the nearest Starbucks and sitting in the corner to feed. I also think women feeding in public should be careful! I'm not condoning just flashing the general public! There is a discreet way to breastfeed hehe.
*Lisa* - posted on 05/28/2010
That is just weird!! What is the point of a breastfeeding place with no chairs to sit on? Must have been made by a man, and a man without children at that. ;)
In Hong Kong even though the amount of women breastfeeding is minimal, they have just started making really nice parents rooms with a separate room for breastfeeding. Nice and private! But in lots of restaurants and shopping centres I've had to feed him on the toilet. Feels awful and he always gets distracted by the flushing toilets etc hehe.
Jodi - posted on 05/28/2010
I haven't seen that one. It certainly makes the point. I don't think anyone should have to go to a toilet cubicle to breastfeed a baby. In our local shopping centre here, there is a parent's toom. It actually has a sink with fresh tap water, etc, and a separate are with a little toddler toilet and everything. But the really STUPID thing is that if you want to sit and breastfeed your baby, that area has nothing in it and you'd have to sit on the damn floor. That's right, no chairs!!!! So of course, women use the bench seats out in the public area. Not that I have a problem with that, But when there is a lovely little parents room available that has just not been furnished, that must be very frustrating.