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How many people find it offensive or wrong to see...

a mother breastfeeding in public (covered or not)? Awhile ago my sil was complaining to me about this girl who was breastfeeding her baby at the zoo! To me its no big deal, I want my children to know its the best way. what are your views?

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SabrenaLeigh

Asked by SabrenaLeigh at 7:38 PM on Oct. 1, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (36)
  • I am a lactivist. LOL
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 7:38 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • I think its awesome. there is no shame in feeding your baby:)
    mywonderyears

    Answer by mywonderyears at 7:39 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • I have no problem with it just so long they cover up.
    MaryWolfe

    Answer by MaryWolfe at 7:39 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • I think you should definatly be able to breastfeed whenever, wherever, but I think its polite to cover up.
    GingerMom33

    Answer by GingerMom33 at 7:40 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • it dosent bother me its just a woman feeding her kid.
    Kittty_Katt

    Answer by Kittty_Katt at 7:40 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Breast feed in public but cover it up, I really don't want to see it!
    SarahLeeMorgan

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 7:41 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • It`s a natural thing, but I think they could be discreeet and cover themselves. I know it is to nourish wee ones, but breasts are sill a `sexual thing.` Years ago, when I was a kid, you`d never see that, but times change. When I was a child, a nursing mother always went into a private room.
    gardenrosalie

    Answer by gardenrosalie at 7:42 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • I have no problem with how they feed there child.
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 7:42 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Babies need feeding.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 7:43 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • – collapse
    i think its wierd. its not something i would ever do. i think its something that should be done in privacy and not for everybody to see. wether people like it or not, breasts are sexualized and its just wierd to me that someone would pull there tit out and let there kid suck milk out of it in front of a bunch of people that they dont know and may possibly be offended by it but i personally have never seen anyone do it, and i wouldnt do it, and if other people want to do it, thats there choice but i would personally just perfer if someone didnt do it next to me while im trying to eat lunch at the mall. i think it would just be easier for everybody if women got there child used to drinking a bottle right from the start, and they packed bottles when they went out.
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 7:44 PM on Oct. 1, 2010 (hidden) + expand

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