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TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Reilly and Lila's Mommy:" f**k that. It can take sooo long to BF sometimes. And if I'm over at my parents hour for a holiday I'm ... [snip!] ... could tell my uncles were a little uncomfortable but they just looked away. Never have I been asked to move to another room..."


And this is where I'm about to contradict myself...If I was at my Dad's for a holiday or something where there are a lot of family members around, then I wouldn't have any problem breastfeeding in front of them. Only because I know breastfeeding can take a long time and I would like to visit family that I hardly ever get to see. There would be so much more going on, that no one would even pay attention to me. But if I was just over at his house, chillin' 1 on 1, then I would excuse myself and go to the next room. When I brought LO home from the hospital (and my Dad's house was "home" for the first 1.5 months of LO's life) he could see that I was getting ready to breastfeed in his living room, and he felt uncomfortable enough that he even left the house! Of course he never said anything about it, it was just a feeling I got.



Personally, I feel that if someone close to you isn't comfortable with it, then either cover up or go to another room. But that's just me. I know if I'm not totally relaxed, LO can sense it and freaks out, and I can't totally relax if I know I'm putting my Dad, my Mom or my brother in an uncomfortable situation. But if I'm around a bunch of strangers or if the only "acceptable" place to breastfeed were a bathroom, then f**k that. I'm feeding right here, right now. hahaha

Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17573 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Becky☮Will:" Well, I can't even believe where this conversation went. I don't care if anyone even reads it but I just ... [snip!] ... your own daughter and make her seclude herself for that long while everyone else is visiting? That's not being a good mother."


Awww that was really sweet of you to get a cover for your FIL. And for him to walk away. Weather it was for your comfort or because he was embarrassed. :D

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Becky☮Will:" Well, I can't even believe where this conversation went. I don't care if anyone even reads it but I just ... [snip!] ... your own daughter and make her seclude herself for that long while everyone else is visiting? That's not being a good mother."


haha, ya this conversation kind of went to a weird place. I'm not sure why the other girl brought up pumping in front of people, but I just went along with it...I'm not sure why I'm "fighting" her battle for her...I'm all about breastfeeding! Hahaha! (just not in front of my Dad)

Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17573 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" And this is where I'm about to contradict myself...If I was at my Dad's for a holiday or something ... [snip!] ... or if the only "acceptable" place to breastfeed were a bathroom, then f**k that. I'm feeding right here, right now. hahaha"


Yeah I can kinda understand that. The first time I fed LO in my dad's house it was really awkward. Especially since he still sees me as his "little girl" and not a grown woman with children :lol:
But I mentioned going into the other room to feed LO and he said "No you wont! It's cold in there since I keep all the doors closed! You will feed her right here on the couch, just use that blanket over there" :lol:
I was like "Oh... ok" :lol:
I could tell he was uncomfortable and I was too but he wanted the baby to be comfortable and me not to miss the show we were watching :lol:



Lol I love my Daddy.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Reilly and Lila's Mommy:" Yeah I can kinda understand that. The first time I fed LO in my dad's house it was really awkward. Especially ... [snip!] ... and I was too but he wanted the baby to be comfortable and me not to miss the show we were watching :lol: Lol I love my Daddy."


Aww, that's cute....Everytime I would get up to leave the room, I could tell he felt bad about it and WANTED to tell me I didn't have to leave the room, but he couldn't say it. It was alright though, since I was living there when it was really hot out, and I lived in his very cold basement. It was almost better that I left the room...at least I didn't have to sweat my balls off! Haha

Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17573 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" Aww, that's cute....Everytime I would get up to leave the room, I could tell he felt bad about it and ... [snip!] ... lived in his very cold basement. It was almost better that I left the room...at least I didn't have to sweat my balls off! Haha"


Lol that's one thing I don't miss about BFing, the sweat and the thirst!!!!

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Reilly and Lila's Mommy:" Lol that's one thing I don't miss about BFing, the sweat and the thirst!!!!"


I don't get thirsty when I breastfeed anymore :( I did in the very first few weeks. I wish I did though, because I never feel thirsty, so I forget to drink water throughout the day...but the sweating sucks. Haha

Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17573 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" I don't get thirsty when I breastfeed anymore :( I did in the very first few weeks. I wish I did though, ... [snip!] ... I wish I did though, because I never feel thirsty, so I forget to drink water throughout the day...but the sweating sucks. Haha"


Lol yes it does. Just bring a bottle of water around the house with you. I always drink more when I have a bottle for some reason. I have a reusable one. I LOVE it!

£exaholic 2 kids; Colorado 20867 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Becky☮Will:" Well, I can't even believe where this conversation went. I don't care if anyone even reads it but I just ... [snip!] ... your own daughter and make her seclude herself for that long while everyone else is visiting? That's not being a good mother."


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