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nursing in public

Posted by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:00 AM
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What is the weird/most rude comment you have gotten while nursing in public?
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:00 AM
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Corinnesingh
by Bronze Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:02 AM

I was kicked out of the pharmacy , when I was nursing my older son who is 8 now.. This is why I haven't NIP with Arjun yet.. 

LeslieandBerlyn
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:22 AM
Nothing
girlnaboyworld
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:44 AM
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I dare someone to say something to me. I did almost get fired from a restaurant job for serving a man his food in the bathroom after he was very rude to a woman nursing at her table and told her she should do that in the bathroom.  I just figured he'd like to eat in there too!

KayelynnsMama
by Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:44 AM

People would just stare. One old lady gave me a dirty look. I don't use a cover anymore though, (I use the two shirt method), and people don't even notice now. It seemed like the cover drew more attention.

gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Oct. 26, 2013 at 2:02 AM

None. Never once. Most folks never even noticed me.

Armygirl2299703
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 6:34 AM

Oh goodness!! When I had DD1 I was sitting in a Wal-mart McDonald's having lunch with my mom and my DD needed to fed. So no thought to it of course I took her out of her carseat, put her in the sling and let her nurse. It was a bit busy being lunch time and no one seemed to car but ONE elderly lady. She came over, tapped me on my shoulder and told me to take that nastiness to the bathroom. I gritted my teeth and told her no, that I had every right to feed my child. No skin was showing...any that could've been was being hidden under the burp cloth I kinda tucked under the sling to hid my side. She flipped so I raised my voice a bit and told her when she gets her food to go sit on the shitter and eat in the bathroom. She told me it would be nasty to eat in a bathroom, so I told her it's the same concept as a child nursing in the bathroom. 

She kept making a fuss because people around me were defending my right to feed my child. In the end I won..the manager came out from the back and along with a Wal-Mart Manager who happened to be having lunch nearby as well escorted her out. I had recieved some looks before and after that but NEVER did I experience someone so rude as she was. I think if she hadn't been in her 60's I probably would've gotten up and kicked her ass myself.  I was pretty happy with myself for standing my ground.

People like her won't stop me from nursing DD2 either so HA to them all.




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 




 

mamalynnsmith
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 6:39 AM

I never recieved any comments, but i always covered with a receiving blanket.

micheledo
by Bronze Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 6:54 AM

We were at the mall.  This was our first baby.  And eye exam place was COMPLETELY empty.  They had a couch tucked back in the corner of the store and I asked to nurse there.  The employee emphatically told me NO< and said it in a tone that implied I had asked to do something dirty or vulgar in front of a group of young children.  We left feeling SO ashamed and hurt.

Now, after 6 kids, I REALLY want to go back to the store, sit down and just pull my breast out to nurse.  :D  But for no reason - unless I could be sure the same employee was working.  :D

micheledo
by Bronze Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 6:57 AM
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How awful.

But . . . 

OH MY GOODNESS!!!  bouncing


I must be getting old.  60 - ELDERLY???????  I was picturing an 80 or 90 year old lady.  60 still seems somewhat young.  :)

Quoting Armygirl2299703:

Oh goodness!! When I had DD1 I was sitting in a Wal-mart McDonald's having lunch with my mom and my DD needed to fed. So no thought to it of course I took her out of her carseat, put her in the sling and let her nurse. It was a bit busy being lunch time and no one seemed to car but ONE elderly lady. She came over, tapped me on my shoulder and told me to take that nastiness to the bathroom. I gritted my teeth and told her no, that I had every right to feed my child. No skin was showing...any that could've been was being hidden under the burp cloth I kinda tucked under the sling to hid my side. She flipped so I raised my voice a bit and told her when she gets her food to go sit on the shitter and eat in the bathroom. She told me it would be nasty to eat in a bathroom, so I told her it's the same concept as a child nursing in the bathroom. 

She kept making a fuss because people around me were defending my right to feed my child. In the end I won..the manager came out from the back and along with a Wal-Mart Manager who happened to be having lunch nearby as well escorted her out. I had recieved some looks before and after that but NEVER did I experience someone so rude as she was. I think if she hadn't been in her 60's I probably would've gotten up and kicked her ass myself.  I was pretty happy with myself for standing my ground.

People like her won't stop me from nursing DD2 either so HA to them all.


maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Three kids, nursed them all anywhere and everywhere for over a year each, I never had any sort of weird or negative comment, look, or experience!

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