Breast Feeding in Public ? Yes or No ?

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I came across this yesterday and thought it was worth throwing it out there -

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-26592340

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DRACO replied the topic: Breast Feeding in Public ? Yes or No ?

in my country, people doesn't pay much attention about it... ye... lactating mother could breastfeed
their baby in public but should take it with caution. if the mother is sitting along the alley, i believe she
should look for some place with less pedestrian or at least she should take some covering...
if the woman is so beautiful with glowing boobs, people will not hesitate to look or stare at it...
i must admit, i will take a look at it... some people may take malice at it but that is reality...
but if the mother put some covering even if it is not totally hidden, public will give respect ...
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Breast Feeding in Public ? Yes or No ?

The act of doing it in public is fine, but being exposed while doing it still tends to make most people in the area uncomfortable. There is no need to be exposed doing this in public anymore. There are so many great blankets that have been specially designed for feeding and keeping covered at the same time. So until people can stop feeling uncomfortable with someone feeding around them, then the moms should take care to not expose themselves while feeding. Myself I don't care, exposed or covered it doesn't bother me but I'm just stating how humanity seems to feel about it right now.

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re:Breast Feeding in Public ? Yes or No ?

aren't we supposed to wait till the last one has went a week?

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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Breast Feeding in Public ? Yes or No ?

I think we can do multiple ones...it locks after a week, so no harm done.


It doesn't bother me, but.....right or wrong women's breasts are sex objects....have been for a very long time....that's why women wear cleavage-showing dresses & go out & get what God gave them enlarged......

No problem w/ breast feeding, but if you don't cover up & have @ least some sense of decorum, & some goofball decides to stare @ what you're exposing, you can't get mad @ them.

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OFL replied the topic: Breast Feeding in Public ? Yes or No ?

Breastfeeding in public doesn't bother me in the slightest. Most of us have seen a pair of breasts before, I don't think there's anything sexual about watching a baby sucking on a woman's boobs, well it doesn't do anything for me anyway. :-) However, there will be people who will stare and may even get a kick out of it. So if a woman is going to go into a restaurant and gets her breasts out in public, don't complain if people look.

However, what does irritate me Are the women who make a big point about breastfeeding in public and will go out of their way to do it in front of everybody. My sister had a baby a couple of years ago and we managed to get out and about without her having to feed in public, it's not difficult to work around it. So if you've got people who take offence, then why not save a lot of trouble and find somewhere private?

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mishka replied the topic: Breast Feeding in Public ? Yes or No ?

As a female here is my outlook on breastfeeding in public..

I don't believe breastfeeding in public is wrong, it doesn't bother me given the place.. however, I think the woman should be aware of her surroundings as well before she just goes and does it. I understand that their baby is hungry with the kicking and screaming and crying.. and honestly, I think they are capable for finding an area a little more discreet.

For instance, I went to a funeral about a year ago and right where everyone was sitting while his family read their goodbyes, this woman was sitting there just breastfeeding, and I did find that a little inappropriate, I mean show a little respect, that or just step out in the lobby or the bathroom!

It's a part of human life, I get it, but sometimes I do feel like some woman take it totally out of hand, whether they are being defensive or offensive about it.
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Goranothos replied the topic: Breast Feeding in Public ? Yes or No ?

I like breasts.

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Joking aside, I personally don't have a problem with it, but do think the mother should make an effort to cover up.

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OFL replied the topic: Breast Feeding in Public ? Yes or No ?

Breastfeeding at a funeral, that is a new one on me :-) This just goes to prove that mothers should really consider what other people are going to think. Most people will probably try and ignore somebody in a restaurant if they are breastfeeding their babies. But really, I think it's down to the mother to use a little bit of decorum And evaluate her surroundings. If you are going out for a meal then surely you will have planned feedings around this and you are not just going to get your boobs out whilst people are enjoying their starters.

Maybe family orientated restaurants, cafes, diners could dedicate a very small section of their restaurant into a family area where people can feed the little ones with out attracting attention to themselves. If you think about it, a diner that creates a dedicated area to new mothers would probably be very popular and would actually gain from it.

Anyway, I don't know why any woman would want to get her breasts out in public anyway, she wouldn't do it in normal circumstances, so why do it just to feed the baby when there are other alternatives?

But like I said, I really couldn't care less if somebody flopped them out whilst I was in a diner, I would just look the other way.

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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Breast Feeding in Public ? Yes or No ?

I think as long as a women does it discreetly its ok.
It's not only about making others uncomfortable if not covered. What parent wants to have this conversation with let's say their 3 year old at the mall , because some women feel its the natural thing to do and let it all hang out , only to make a point.
I agree that breast feeding is natural , but so is sex. And no one has that in the middle of a mall or restaurant either... :blink:
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