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tried BF-ing in public today...

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not what I though it would be like.

I had to take my 4 day old out today when DH and I ran a few errands and at the pharmacy he was getting fussy and I started leaking so I knew he was hungry.

I thought I was being very modest and I'm 90% sure that you can bf in public in GA

I was sitting in the pharmacy waiting room part away from the store part where it was quiet and no one was over there. I was covered with a blanket. I was waiting for my RX to be filled.


and one of the pharasist techs asked me if there was any way I could go to the restroom or to my car.

:( She was really polite about it, but It made me really sad.....I'm just happy that he'd already had enough to be content.

I just wish it had been a better first experience. But I'm happy that he is still going strong. I honestly really enjoy breastfeeding and I love it when DS "holds on", its so dang cute!



EDIT:

Though it did discourage me, today I tried again and it was a great experience.

I also googled GA state law (thanks for all the links as well) and now that I actually know, I feel a lot better about the whole situation. I did call the pharmacy and tell the manager about it and he said no one had had a problem with it before but he would bring it up with all of his employees and offered me a $10 gift card to the store...I was really surprised by how upset he seemed by it. I wasn't rude on the phone or anything.

Again, thank you ladies so much. Be prepared for a TON of questions and post from me. lol

by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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WhitleyLyles
by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:20 AM
do you know where to get a card like this at?
I have never had anyone saying anything to me, but I think a card would be easier than giving someone the stink eye


Quoting aehanrahan:

It helps to know that there is a law protecting you. Some places have cards with the law on them that moms can carry in their purse or diaper bag to hand to anyone who harasses them.



Quoting ragitty:

I figured it must be something like that but I see so many posts all over the place asking about sates' laws on NIP so I just started wondering



Quoting preacherskid:

Nope.  All states either have specific laws directly protecting NIP, or they simply do not include breasts as genitalia, making it a non-obscene act and excluding it from indecent exposure laws, indirectly protecting NIP.

Quoting ragitty:

are there any states where it isn't allowed to NIP? I am just curious



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TysMom102304
by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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I would file a complaint if I were you. To help the next poor mom that only wants to feed her child. This is ridiculous. I have the Massachusetts B'fding laws in a shortcut on my phone. I bf wherever I need to. I am discreet but adamant that I am doing the RIGHT thing. You will grow more and more confident with b'fing. And, good for you. Congrats on your little one....

mamabens
by Miranda on Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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That happened to me my first time out with my son NIP. I was at a restaraunt & used a cover. Luckily I'm a smartass & when the lady told me I needed to do THAT in the bathroom I said SURE, grab your plate & liead the way & I will. lol She  got huffy & stomped off.  Last time I used a cover & the last time someone said something to me. I personally think the covers/blankets make it MORE obvious. 

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boom_maker
by Bronze Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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 i really think you need to file a complaint, for yourself and for the next new mom that foes through that store. i'm sorry you had an experience with an ignorant person.

even before i had children, i NEVER thought a bfing mom should go anywhere else to feed her child. i always thought they should do it wherever they are most comfortable.

aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Dec. 31, 2012 at 1:32 PM
I'm not sure. Maybe from a LC or WIC or something. I just printed the law for my state when my son was a baby so I would have it if needed. If course, I never did. Most people didn't even know that I was nursing and I never used a cover.

Quoting WhitleyLyles:

do you know where to get a card like this at?

I have never had anyone saying anything to me, but I think a card would be easier than giving someone the stink eye




Quoting aehanrahan:

It helps to know that there is a law protecting you. Some places have cards with the law on them that moms can carry in their purse or diaper bag to hand to anyone who harasses them.





Quoting ragitty:

I figured it must be something like that but I see so many posts all over the place asking about sates' laws on NIP so I just started wondering




Quoting preacherskid:

Nope.  All states either have specific laws directly protecting NIP, or they simply do not include breasts as genitalia, making it a non-obscene act and excluding it from indecent exposure laws, indirectly protecting NIP.

Quoting ragitty:

are there any states where it isn't allowed to NIP? I am just curious



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swmmra
by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 1:57 PM

http://breastfeedinglaws.uslegal.com/state-laws/georgia-breast-feeding-laws/


Yes, you can legally breastfeed in public

preacherskid
by Silver Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 4:59 PM

http://www.parenting.com/article/know-your-breastfeeding-rights-21354880

http://www.nursingfreedom.org/p/breastfeeding-cards.html?m=1

Try those- our hospital IBCLC had the MO laws printed on business cards, text on one side and location in the MO articles on the other.

ETA: you might be able to find them on your state site.  For example, I can go to mo.dss.gov, look under WIC, breastfeeding literature, and find myself here: http://health.mo.gov/warehouse/e-l-ghc.html . The cards are number 243 on the list.

Quoting WhitleyLyles:

do you know where to get a card like this at?
I have never had anyone saying anything to me, but I think a card would be easier than giving someone the stink eye


Quoting aehanrahan:

It helps to know that there is a law protecting you. Some places have cards with the law on them that moms can carry in their purse or diaper bag to hand to anyone who harasses them.



Quoting ragitty:

I figured it must be something like that but I see so many posts all over the place asking about sates' laws on NIP so I just started wondering



Quoting preacherskid:

Nope.  All states either have specific laws directly protecting NIP, or they simply do not include breasts as genitalia, making it a non-obscene act and excluding it from indecent exposure laws, indirectly protecting NIP.

Quoting ragitty:

are there any states where it isn't allowed to NIP? I am just curious




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biophilia
by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM

F___ her.

Your 4 day old baby has the right to eat wherever she wants.

Precious333
by Group Mod-Julia on Dec. 31, 2012 at 5:01 PM

:( why do people still do that? Polite of not, its absord for people to ask a nursing mom to leave.

MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Dec. 31, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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Which pharmacy in which city?! I'll drive down and nurse at the pharmacy counter lol
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