Breast Feeding in public? Offensive or not?

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Public breastfeeding?

  1. I'm not bothered by public breastfeeding at all

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  2. I'm only bothered if the mother doesn't at least make an attempt to cover up

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  3. Public breastfeeding disgusts me-covered or not.

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  1. fuzzykitten99
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    I went to the mall yesterday, and sat down on a bench to rest. A woman comes up, tiny baby crying in stroller, and sets up to feed her. She got out a blanket and such so she was covered up. I was not bothered by this, as I am expecting myself, and know that while many malls are updating with nursing rooms, it is not always feasible to feed a baby the way nature intended, other than like how I mentioned above.

    Well, the only other woman that was in the seating area, made an obvious disgusted noise and got up and walked away, and I believe she even gave the young mother a dirty look, but I can't be sure.

    My question is, if so many people out there are saying the US is so uptight about nudity, etc., then why do those same peopleget grossed out or are disgusted by a woman doing something that is so natural? She is providing food and nutrition to the baby when it needs it, and that may very well have to be in public because babies need to be fed so often.

    C'mon people. In a society where the free exposure of breasts is not all that uncommon, the very women that are encouraged to flaunt them as something for men to play with, why are we chided for using them how God intended for their use?
     
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    I see nothing wrong with breast feeding in public. If you're baby is hungry, then you have to fulfill your duty as a parent and feed the child.
     
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    Interesting…

    What I think is..

    Would you answer your door to a stranger in high cut lace panties and a lace bra, NO, Why?
    You’ll parade around on a beach or by a pool in a slim bikini in front of strangers, right, Sure, Why?

    The thing is, some things are acceptable in public and some aren't, nursing isn’t.


    But I'd watch! :D
     
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    You're assuming the woman who was disgusted also was someone who liked boobies all over her TV...
     
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    the funniest one i every saw was in berkeley.....this kid about 5 walks up to his mom ducks under her shirt and starts feeding
     
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    manu: That isn't funny. That's just all kinds of fucked-up...almost as fucked-up as that one time I saw the AIM guy pop up on someone's computer screen going "You got Cancer! Goodbye!" Someone managed to manipulate it so that would happen, but it was funny and fucked-up :D
     
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    I've heard of some as old as 8..I don't wanna see that.
     
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    You eat food in public places, right? So why can't the baby?
     
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    did I say that? No.
    But it is usually the same people who say we are too uptight about nudity in the Us that go about saying that feeding a baby the natural way, covered or not, is taboo.

    So just because a woman is feeding her child the food it needs and not exposing herself for a guy's visual pleasure, it makes it bad?
     
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    With a little effort, infants are not a problem feeding in public. That's what all those receiving blankets are about. :laugh: Now, if they are walking and talking, they should be able to use a cup! (up to the mom what they are drinking from that cup).
     

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