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Would you breast feed in public?

by Rachael Koch (follow)
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Breast feeding in public can be quite taboo in some areas. Sometimes it's the Mum who feels uncomfortable, sometimes it's the restaurant owner, or a member of the public at a park. What did you do when out with a very young child? Did anyone comment on it?

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When I had a newborn I did. It's not like when they are bigger and you have other options, with a newborn they need to be fed and now. I always carried a wrap so I could feed my baby without other people having to be uncomfortable about it. Now that he is older, I make sure I have drinks and snacks on hand.
No I would not breast feed in public,I would feel uncomfortable that people would be watching....and maybe that one person say something.
Nothing wrong about it.. just cover yourself & your baby for shading (helps avoid baby from being distracted) and saves you from the searching stares of perverts!
I would find it uncomfortable.
I wouldn't personally breast feed in public. But that's because I'm a man.

Having said that, I don't think many men have issues with breast feeding in public. Exposed breasts are usually a good thing. I probably wouldn't pull them out in church though.
I would also find it uncomfortable.
I would also find it uncomfortable.
All the time. I have been breastfeeding for 4 years now, and have never had a negative comment. Babies need to be fed. (including in Churches in reference to an above comment - nothing worse than a hungry baby screaming the whole way through a service, and the pope recently invited women to feel free to breastfeed during a christening service he performed)
I used to breastfeed in public, now I don't need to because I only breastfeed in the early morning and just before bedtime. I don't feel uncomfortable doing so - a child has to eat where and when he or she is hungry. I did have one negative experience though. I was feeding my son at a shopping centre and had a young couple with a child yell at me and make a scene. I was furious and humiliated, but it didn't keep me from feeding my son in public again. There is nothing wrong with breastfeeding and women shouldn't feel ashamed for doing one of the most natural things in the world. Having said that, I do understand why some women have reservations about doing so.
by Vee
Of course i would if my baby wants it anytime anywhere! I've been doing so for the last 2 years and will continue. I invest in breastfeeding shirts & baby carrier so i can do that comfortably & discretely. Having said "discretely" i mean only because i don't want strange men staring at my boobs
Happy breastfeeding!


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