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Should there be guidelines for women who breastfeed?

Examples: Breastfeeding women can only do so in private locations (Indecent Exposure).
Women cannot breastfeed after the child is one and a half years old.
Women who breastfeed must log (time and measure) the amounts they feed their child so that they do not overfeed the baby and contribute to obesity in later life.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Oct. 27, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (73)
  • It's hilarious how the breastfeeders get all huffy when you suggest they have "guidelines" yet feel free to think they should impose guidelines on bottle feeding! Don't you see the irony in these responses by breastfeeders?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • I think this would be stupid, bf is natural and it is the parents choice how long they do it, as for the obesity thing, it is proven that bottle fed babies are more likely to be obese because people try to feed them to much, thier stomach is only the size of a marble when they are born! bf babies eat the amoung THEY want and need, they only time there are problems is when something is wrong and they don't eat ENOUGH
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:26 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • Of course not. Just as formula feeding shouldn't be regulated.

    What NEEDS to happen is better information. Lactation should be part of the normal sex ed cours.e Again, it's merely biology and we do our daughters a disservice when we don't teach them about it. It's as bad as not teaching a girl that she will menstruate.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:28 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • Sounds pretty stupid to me. Breastfeeding is a natural process and it should be respected. Any mother that wants to and is able to breastfeed her baby/toddler should be respected, and she should be able to do it anywhere she is. It's bullshit for a store manager to ask her to leave a store if she is nursing too, btw.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:29 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • huh? this IS a joke right?
    KatieP.

    Answer by KatieP. at 3:30 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • You're stupid. Stop trying to start drama. Did you limit the amount of formula you fed your child so they woudn't become obese? I would NEVER limit the amount of milk I gave my infant, if she is hungry I am going to feed her.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:30 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • um no
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 3:32 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • I can't decide if you are a drama queen or just ignorant.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:32 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • Not only is it BS to ask a mom to leave because she is nursing, it is illegal.
    Tiera12

    Answer by Tiera12 at 3:33 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • Examples: Breastfeeding women can only do so in private locations (Indecent Exposure).


    No, in fact, aren't there laws saying the exact OPPOSITE?


    Women cannot breastfeed after the child is one and a half years old.


    No, it is recommended women nurse until age 2.


    Women who breastfeed must log (time and measure) the amounts they feed their child so that they do not overfeed the baby and contribute to obesity in later life.


    Its proven that children that are breastfed are much less likely to become obese, so no.

    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 3:34 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

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