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1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
15th Oct '12

At first I was a bit shy about it but 3 months on I just flop it out. I'm feeding my son and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it :)

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" If my daughter was hungry, I fed her. I never covered up, and never went anywhere else."


:!:

Shanna Jacobi Due February 16 (girl); Manteca, California 6 posts
15th Oct '12

I think it is perfectly fine to nurse in public. However I believe that a covering is the best choice, because I know that if I were walking around with children I would not want them looking at a woman's breast hanging out, its easier to explain if she is breastfeeding while covered up.

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting Shanna Jacobi:" I think it is perfectly fine to nurse in public. However I believe that a covering is the best choice, ... [snip!] ... I would not want them looking at a woman's breast hanging out, its easier to explain if she is breastfeeding while covered up."


How is it easier to explain?



Young children should grow up being around women who expose their breasts to breastfeed rather than being exposed to women who expose their breasts in the media... i.e glamor modelling.



Then they will learn breastfeeding is what breasts are put there for, children will fully understand better if they can see it being done.



I have never and will never cover up when breastfeeding.

Shanna Jacobi Due February 16 (girl); Manteca, California 6 posts
15th Oct '12
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Arks Mama! ಠ_ಠ 1 child; Utah 2401 posts
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Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
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Shanna Jacobi Due February 16 (girl); Manteca, California 6 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:" I dont cover in front of MY children but i show respect to other families and cover for them. MY kids ... [snip!] ... agree so I would appreciate if they did not expose my children to those things against my will because they think it is okay."


I agree 100%

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:" I dont cover in front of MY children but i show respect to other families and cover for them. MY kids ... [snip!] ... agree so I would appreciate if they did not expose my children to those things against my will because they think it is okay."


Wow.
It's not like I am walking around with my b**bs out squirting them at people.



I will never cover when I breastfeed. If people are uncomfortable with it then that is their problem. Simple answer... don't look.



I cannot believe there is still some prejudice against women nursing in public... is it a wonder why so few women choose to breastfeed these days when they are made to feel ashamed about it and have to cover up?

.Enigma. clusterfuck, LA, Sri Lanka 107102 posts
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1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" I never felt "ashamed" to breastfeed, but I did chose to do it privately. I think you're lumping alot of different reasons together."


Fair enough if you want to cover up but I think a lot of women feel like they have to cover up.

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
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1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:" No, dont take it that way...I love nursing..and I do it in public too..It's not being prejudice or trying ... [snip!] ... so at the least if their kids have questions they can better explain w/o the awkward moment. just showing them a lil respect."


I have had people make me feel like shit for nursing in public and my friends have experienced the same prejudice. It made me ashamed and want to cover up, but to me it is the most natural thing in the world and I'm not gonna hide it. People should have respect for that too.



I respect the fact you want to cover up, what I don't respect is people making me feel like I need to cover. It's personal choice.

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
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