i was arguing with 2 men yesterday (so of coarse they didnt understand what i was trying to get at) about women breast feeding in public places, like restaurants. they were saying how they dont want women breast feeding next to them when their eating in a "fancy" place and that the women should stay home,breast feeding women get to eat to....sometimes they go out for family outings while they have to breast feed, or dont have time to pump before they go out.....but i do agree with one point how they dont want to see the lady sitting next to thems boobs, i kinda agree but i mean if the women has a blanket or something covering up it shouldnt matter, and i do know some babies dont like the blanketsAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:04 PM on Mar. 13, 2011 in General Parenting
breast feeding posts always seem to open up a can of somethin no matter what....
Answer by knicole0708 at 1:05 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 1:07 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
It's just not the norm, so of course it makes people uncomfortable. I think if it became an everyday occurrence to see a woman breastfeeding no one would think anything of it.
Answer by skittles1108 at 1:07 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
I'm not really sure what your ? is but i don't see anything wrong with it as long as they are covered up & not exposing themselves. Personally me i would probably not be breastfeeding directly next to someone while eating or something.
Answer by iluvmykidsxoxo at 1:08 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by TheAbbster at 1:09 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
I never wanted to breastfeed in public because to me it's a modesty thing. Also, I can see the point of not wanting to have a woman who does not use discretion (and yes, there are plenty of them out there) breastfeeding at a table next to me. Just like there are things you don't discuss at the dinner table, there are things you don't do and making a spectacle out of breastfeeding is one of them.
Answer by scout_mom at 1:11 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by Honda309 at 1:13 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by Heidikans at 1:13 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
There's just no winning with this topic. Opinions...Opinions...Opinions...
I don't care either way. I have no issues with a woman breastfeeding in public. I don't even care if I see a boob at any public place(even though I'm not comfortable with showing mines in public without a blanket). I don't have a problem with people who express their disgust about public BF. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. But I will say this, if someone approaches me complaining about me or any nursing mother BFing a baby in public, especially in a place where both nursing and FFing are welcomed/allowed, I'll tell them him or her where to shove it.
Answer by LanaisSky96 at 1:16 PM on Mar. 13, 2011