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Re: Breastfeeding to fight stigma

Postby sillykitty » Oct 2nd, 2017, 6:58 pm

Fancy wrote:
sillykitty wrote:Established by whom? Those who hold Victorian prudishness a virtue? Religious moralists? council of elders?

lol - c'mon. Every restaurant has a restroom - restrooms have already been established in public places. That's not what breastfeeding is all about. Get with the topic please.


You would think breastfeeding in public wouldn't be such an issue in society, and yet we have 45 posts about the topic.I'll quote a sign I once seen at a diner.
I quote:" Your breasts are your private property, this restaurant is our private property. If you feel the need to expose your breasts for whatever reason, do so in private, otherwise get off our property."

I await the ruffling of feathers and angry clucking [icon_lol2.gif]

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Re: Breastfeeding to fight stigma

Postby Fancy » Oct 2nd, 2017, 7:07 pm

Whatever - this is about breastfeeding and just posting what you did shows there needs to be more media attention.
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Re: Breastfeeding to fight stigma

Postby Veovis » Oct 2nd, 2017, 7:28 pm

Fancy wrote:Whatever - this is about breastfeeding and just posting what you did shows there needs to be more media attention.


Actually I think just the opposite. There needs to be less "attention". For some more understanding, but like anything else there are to many in it for attention than progressive attitudes and that just means it you don't celebrate the gal waving it around hoping to be the next Kardashian you must have a terrible attitude.

I have seen many people breastfeed in many places, it doesn't need to be an event, nor something to garner attention, it's about feeding a kid, nothing else. There has been enough stories where some old codger of a man complains and they ask him to leave (and rightly so) but so should a place have to right to ask the loud mouthed gal who cares little for the child and more for her tweets after the fact to get out as well.

Keep it simple. Feed your kid, and all people involved can *bleep*.....we know the kid will....they're eating.....and know it's rude to talk with your mouth full.
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Re: Breastfeeding to fight stigma

Postby Merry » Oct 3rd, 2017, 3:55 pm

sillykitty wrote:[I'll quote a sign I once seen at a diner.
I quote:" Your breasts are your private property, this restaurant is our private property. If you feel the need to expose your breasts for whatever reason, do so in private, otherwise get off our property."

It's perfectly possible to breastfeed a baby in public without "exposing" your breasts. I fed my baby in all kinds of public places, and doubt anyone ever saw either of my nipples. If the mother wears clothes that make her breasts easily accessible for the baby, yet also easy to cover her body (such as an blouse that buttons up the front, or a poncho, or a cape) and then places a receiving blanket (if necessary) over her shoulder in such a way as to hide anything that shows, there is absolutely no way anyone should feel uncomfortable, or offended.

If, on the other hand, the mother is deliberately allowing her body to be publicly exposed then I understand the concerns of some (even if I don't entirely agree).

But regardless, there is absolutely no way I would advocate a mother taking her baby to a public bathroom to feed her baby. First, because there is nowhere to sit other than on the toilet. And second, because most public bathrooms are dirty, smelly places that aren't suitable for sitting and feeding a baby in.

If a restaurant didn't want me to feed my baby at the table, they'd need to provide me with a special room that is both clean and private. And I doubt that's possible in most restaurants. So, if they refused to allow me to feed my baby at the table, I'd eat elsewhere. But I'd also lodge a complaint with the human rights commission, because it is wrong to deny a woman the right to feed her baby in public.
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Re: Breastfeeding to fight stigma

Postby LolaB » Oct 26th, 2017, 2:41 pm

Some of you can't read or comprehend ... I am absolutely and totally for breastfeeding in public, but PLEASE cover up! I do not care to see anyone's private parts - is it too much to ask to throw a cotton cloth over the boob?
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Re: Breastfeeding to fight stigma

Postby Sige » Oct 26th, 2017, 3:08 pm

LolaB wrote:Yes, do breastfeed in public but NO do not expose your breasts to the others....Have self respect and decency. People in Europe do it publicly but you won't see any flesh unless you are at the nude beach :)


I find this hilarious that it is okay to bare your breasts on a beach but not okay to feed your child.
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