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Re: Breastfeeding in public?

I saw a woman breastfeeding in a supermarket in the meat section of the store. She had a towel but was not using it to cover herself--it was just thrown over her shoulder.  All was showing and what was so bizarre was how she was leaning over looking at the different meats just doing her shopping.  She had a cart with her that her husband was pushing and I noticed another kid with her.  Sorry, but a supermarket and food being around just bothered me.     

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Re: Breastfeeding in public?


@Mom2Dogs wrote:

I have no problem with breast feeding in public but would expect the mother to put a blanket/diaper over her....I have no desire to see someone's  exposed body in public...it is a common courtesy.


I agree.  Why would anyone breast feed without covering up?

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Re: Breastfeeding in public?

The only time I felt uncomfortable with it,was just once. We were packed into a pew at mass, and I mean packed. You were squeezed right up  next, to the person on either side

 

A young mother  nursed her baby, right next to my son  who was a teen. He turned beet red ,  but kept his gaze straight ahead. I think she should have covered  up , under thoss circumstances..any other time it doesn't bother me

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Re: Breastfeeding in public?


@Carmie wrote:

@Sooner wrote:

@SilleeMee wrote:

Just don't look if you don't want to see it. Simple as that.


@SilleeMee  No it isn't that simple.  In an office or a restaurant I should not have to avoid looking to enjoy my night out.  It's simply rude behavior.   I don't file my toe nails at the table, I don't use my foot file in the doctor's office.  Good grief.  


You eat at the table in a restaurant.  Babies are allowed the same privilege .


@Carmie  They sure are.  Bring a bottle.  Easy! 

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Re: Breastfeeding in public?


@mom2four0418 wrote:

@Sooner wrote:

@CatsyCline wrote:

These days we are subjected to all sorts of highly sexual bare boobage and cleavage on a daily basis, old and young, the "girls" are on display wherever you go. when non-sexualized breasts are being used for their intended purpose women are shamed.

 


A little more public shame would take care of a lot of issues and problems today.  Like shame on people that don't support their families; people who prey on others at work; people who steal packages, etc.   Big shame and little shame--it's about respect for others.  And to me this breastfeeding is simply a lack of respect for those around you. 


 

And to me, your judgement is simply a lack of respect for a breastfeeding mother and child.


@mom2four0418  That's absurd.  It's about manners and respect.  Things that make a lot of people uncomfortable is a lack of respect or concern for those around you.  Especially when it is something that is so unnecessary. 

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Re: Breastfeeding in public?


@Carmie wrote:

@Sooner wrote:

@SilleeMee wrote:

Just don't look if you don't want to see it. Simple as that.


@SilleeMee  No it isn't that simple.  In an office or a restaurant I should not have to avoid looking to enjoy my night out.  It's simply rude behavior.   I don't file my toe nails at the table, I don't use my foot file in the doctor's office.  Good grief.  


You eat at the table in a restaurant.  Babies are allowed the same privilege .



It's much more comfortale being nude for many and they probably eat nude at home - so if someone eats nude at the table at home, - well why not a restaurant?

I have no problem with nudity but in the majority of cases these women just do it show off, showcase their bare breast and claim entitlement!  If everyone could be bare breasted in public then fine.   It is not necessary to pull out a breast in a restaurant when you can discretely feed your child.  Look at no shirt no shoes no service!!  It actually is not very sanitary to do this in a public place anyway and unless someone spends every moment in public places it's just not necessary to breast feed in public anyway!!  A baby is not going to starve if not fed immediately!  These same mothers probably will forgo feeding at home when busy on social media!!  In most cases they like the attention!!

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Re: Breastfeeding in public?

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@Sooner wrote:

@Carmie wrote:

@Sooner wrote:

@SilleeMee wrote:

Just don't look if you don't want to see it. Simple as that.


@SilleeMee  No it isn't that simple.  In an office or a restaurant I should not have to avoid looking to enjoy my night out.  It's simply rude behavior.   I don't file my toe nails at the table, I don't use my foot file in the doctor's office.  Good grief.  


You eat at the table in a restaurant.  Babies are allowed the same privilege .


@Carmie  They sure are.  Bring a bottle.  Easy! 


My children never used a bottle.  What your suggesting is using an unnatural way of feeding a baby just b/c their in public.  What if I suggested you tube fed in a restaurant because I found the way you chew offensive.

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Re: Breastfeeding in public?


@Pook wrote:

@Carmie wrote:

@Sooner wrote:

@SilleeMee wrote:

Just don't look if you don't want to see it. Simple as that.


@SilleeMee  No it isn't that simple.  In an office or a restaurant I should not have to avoid looking to enjoy my night out.  It's simply rude behavior.   I don't file my toe nails at the table, I don't use my foot file in the doctor's office.  Good grief.  


You eat at the table in a restaurant.  Babies are allowed the same privilege .



It's much more comfortale being nude for many and they probably eat nude at home - so if someone eats nude at the table at home, - well why not a restaurant?

I have no problem with nudity but in the majority of cases these women just do it show off, showcase their bare breast and claim entitlement!  If everyone could be bare breasted in public then fine.   It is not necessary to pull out a breast in a restaurant when you can discretely feed your child.  Look at no shirt no shoes no service!!  It actually is not very sanitary to do this in a public place anyway and unless someone spends every moment in public places it's just not necessary to breast feed in public anyway!!  A baby is not going to starve if not fed immediately!  These same mothers probably will forgo feeding at home when busy on social media!!  In most cases they like the attention!!


Women don't breastfeed their babies in public b/s they want attention, it is because their babies are hungry.  So you suggest to deny a hungery baby a meal because you find breastfeeding in public inappropriarte- how inconsiderate!

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Re: Breastfeeding in public?

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@ninjawife wrote:

@Sooner wrote:

@Carmie wrote:

@Sooner wrote:

@SilleeMee wrote:

Just don't look if you don't want to see it. Simple as that.


@SilleeMee  No it isn't that simple.  In an office or a restaurant I should not have to avoid looking to enjoy my night out.  It's simply rude behavior.   I don't file my toe nails at the table, I don't use my foot file in the doctor's office.  Good grief.  


You eat at the table in a restaurant.  Babies are allowed the same privilege .


@Carmie  They sure are.  Bring a bottle.  Easy! 


My children never used a bottle.  What your suggesting is using an unnatural way of feeding a baby just b/c their in public.  What if I suggested you tube fed in a restaurant because I found the way you chew offensive.


 

 

One can pump it and put it in a bottle. (if they can't cover it up)

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Re: Breastfeeding in public?

Each ladie's room should have an area mom's can go to breastfeed.  If mom want's baby to have her milk, she can pump ahead of time and bottle feed the baby and she can eat at the same time.