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I get that people get offended by women doing it in public but I was curious if covering up makes a difference or if it offends people just as much? by the way I breastfeed and I do it in public but I always cover up myself I dont look down on those who dont.

if you saw someone breastfeeding with a blanket covering themselves in public would you still be offended?

  • Yes its disgusting!!!

    2%
  • it makes me a little uncomfortable

    7%
  • it doesnt bother me.

    54%
  • No I love seeing a mommy feeding her baby!

    35%
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TikkiNippe...
Submitted by at 10:25 AM on Jan. 20, 2010
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if you saw someone breastfeeding with a blanket covering themselves in public would you still be offended?

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TikkiNippe...
Submitted by at 10:25 AM on Jan. 20, 2010
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  • RugersMomm...
    Submitted by   at 10:43 AM on January 20, 2010

    I'm happy to see someone nursing, but sometimes they get to the age when they don't want a blanket covering them, it's more of a distraction. I can understand not using one then-been there before myself.

  • TikkiNippe...
    Submitted by   at 12:24 PM on January 20, 2010

    yea I dont think anything bad about people who dont cover. I just prefer it myself. and Im just curious about what people think in general.

  • candicetyl...
    Submitted by   at 2:38 PM on January 20, 2010

    I breastfed 3 children and currently pregnant with the 4th. I have nothing against breastfeeding in public but after my first daughter I found places out and about to feed her not in the mass public eye because of other peoples rudeness and TONS of staring

  • TikkiNippe...
    Submitted by   at 3:31 PM on January 20, 2010

    that sucks! fortunately I havent gotten any dirty looks for breastfeeding so far Ive even done it in Denny's Disneyland Seaworld in malls. I have never breastfed in a bathroom though that is just sick to even think of for me.

  • PhilsBabyM...
    Submitted by   at 12:49 PM on January 21, 2010

    I think it's wonderful when women breastfeed their babies and I don't care how they do it in public. If a blanket makes the woman feel more comfortable, go for it. If it's easier to not use a blanket, that's fine, too. I personally never use a blanket. I was always more worried about feeding my child than catering to other people's bizarre hang ups.

  • TikkiNippe...
    Submitted by   at 8:22 AM on January 27, 2010

    Im happy that people are at least accepting of a mommy feeding their baby while covered it shows that people are learning to accept that some people need to breastfeed their babies when they are out.

  • crazywith4
    Submitted by   at 11:42 AM on February 4, 2010

    fortunately I havent gotten any dirty looks for breastfeeding so far Ive even done it in Denny's Disneyland Seaworld in malls. I have never breastfed in a bathroom though that is just sick to even think of for me

    I'm happy for you that you've had such a positive experience, and it makes me sad/angry/crazy for moms and babies that have hassles because of other people's issues. I nursed three of my babies and never had a hassle (that I was aware of, anyway!) from others. But I have nursed in a bathroom. At home and out in public. At home if I had one child in the tub and the nursing one was hungry then sure I'd feed them. Didn't bother me or the baby in the least! I wouldn't have a problem with another mom doing it, and would vehemently defend her/their right to do so wherever they happened to be, but I was always more comfortable with less of a crowd. I would always prefer the most private place available. If that happened to be the bathroom, then so be it. If it was a disgusting bathroom then of course I wouldn't be more comfortable there. But it's the mom's choice, right? Whether YOU find it offensive or not is not supposed to be important...right?
    Sorry, guess I got a little defensive there :) Forgot we're both on the same side here!

  • TikkiNippe...
    Submitted by   at 1:29 PM on February 4, 2010

    you know what your right I didnt mean to judge those who do do it in a bathroom thats their choice of course but for me personally I dont feel comfortable with it. Im sorry if I offended you.

  • lipstickcl...
    Submitted by   at 1:57 AM on February 7, 2010

    No, of course not. I breastfed my 4 children, whenever and wherever I needed to. I always looked for the most comfortable place, if there was a bench or couch that was great, a couple bathrooms ( like at Babies R Us or Nordstrom) had lounges that were pretty nice, I always appreciated that, but the bottom line is, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, the baby has the right to eat and the mom has the right to feed them. I wouldn't tell someone not to eat around me or expect them to be hungry for my "convenience", and by the same token, no one has the right to make a mother feel bad for feeding her baby how, when and where she needs to.

  • crazywith4
    Submitted by   at 2:49 AM on February 7, 2010

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    TikkiNi...
    at 1:29 PM on February 4, 2010 .you know what your right I didnt mean to judge those who do do it in a bathroom thats their choice of course but for me personally I dont feel comfortable with it. Im sorry if I offended you.

    Thank you for that and I'm sorry I overreacted!! Went so far off on a tangent that I never even answered the question :P
    I think it is a good question, btw, especially for the people who are on the fence about how they feel about it. Personally, it doesn't bother me to see it whether covered or hanging all out or anywhere in between. But I do know some people who feel a little better about it when the mom is covered. I tried to cover when I was in any less-than-private area, to attempt to keep my "stuff" private, but even more to minimize distractions for the baby, but I never had much success keeping it all under wraps. Either from lack of practice or equipment failure (heh heh). So I wouldn't hold it against any mom who isn't covered.
    Sometimes I have to scratch my head and wonder-how did this become an issue in the first place? Obviously, it's nothing new! So society should be used to it. It should be the norm. What should be "weird" is bottle feeding. BTW, I am not in any way trying to say anything anything negative about bottle feeding!! Just trying to make the point that breastfeeding has always been around, bottles are what's "new". So how come some people act like it's just some new fad? KWIM? How did it come full circle like that? Things that make you say hmmmm...

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