Breast-Feeding: Private Act or Public Right?

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    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Health/Story?id=3378982&page=2
     
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    IMO, as long as the mom and baby are covered, shouldn't be an issue. Bathrooms as we all know are gross.

    On the other hand, if a Demi Moore wannabee free and natural, that is not fair for the many that don't want that nudity, which a bare breast is.
     
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    How ever having been a nursing mama, I do know that's not always the easiest thing. When their little great. But once they have mastered grasping... Forget about it. Unless it happens to be after they have fallen asleep.

    Myself, I would usually find a quiet place out of the way with my back to the crowd if we where out in public. It was easier anyways. A distracted baby makes it a lot harder. I however REFUSED to nurse in the bathroom. I was asked when my soon to be 16 yr old was 3 months old to take it in the bathroom by a mall security. I commented to him, "how would you feel about eating your lunch in the bathroom?" He then escorted me out of the mall. I called up LLL and we had a nurse in the next weekend. You know, I never did see that rent a cop again. And the mall made it a rule that you can't bug nursing moms. The law protecting nursing mamas and babies a few years later. I celebrated that day.

    I'm also a strong supporter of extended nursing and the family bed.
     
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    I nursed all 3 of my kids until they were over a year old, youngest now 21. No one said anything to me, but I kept covered. The kids got the drill. Family bed? Not to my liking, too many pitfalls.
     
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    What about taking away the right of another family to choose the family bed for their family?
     
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    Hey, I'm not into entering anyone's bedroom. You want your kids in bed? Another couple men and/or women? Not my place. Start preaching that may come under another heading.
     
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    Old Position: I am 100% against a woman breats feeding in public, i respect your opinions, but we should do certain things in private.

    new Position: (because my sister explained the situation to me, and I sympathize with her). I support public breast feeding, as long as it done discreetly, and with consideration of others, a.k.a. as politely.
     
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    And I am sure if she is also Hispanic and trying to control one child while providing nourishment to another who NEEDS it, you will tell her how insulted you are that she is speaking Spanish.

    you have obviously never been a parent and had to run errands and had a screaming hungry infant on your hands.

    you are an immature narrow minded bigot, IMHO.
     
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    But do we require everyone to eat in private? How about you stop eating out?


    Myself I don't care if I see anything or not. The sexual part of breast is the bonus plan. They where designed for one thing.... Feeding human babies!
     
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    We don't require everyone to eat in private.. However, when your children are screaming, common courtesy dictates that you remove them from the restaurant for everyone elses sake, as well as their own.

    As for breastfeeding, a mother KNOWS when her child is most likely to want to eat. What's she doing traipsing through a mall during that time, anyway? It's also stressful for a baby to be fed in anything except a nice, calm environment. A friggen mall ain't it. Nor is a grocery store. If you MUST be out, then why not just go back to your car, if the place you're at doesn't have one of those nice little feeding rooms? Your car is at least private, and quiet.
     

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