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post #61 of 76
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Originally Posted by Mirinae View Post
I did it once at the end of high school, just after it became legal, and got sunburned despite wearing good quality sunscreen (I'm just really freakin' pale and burn easily, plus breast skin is very sensitive). I'll all about enjoying my civil liberties, but after trying to pull a bra over sunburned bits, I came to the conclusion that some parts of me need never see the sun again.

haha that is sooo awesome!

Actually, there are some beaches along the river that run through the city I live in and a lot of women go topless in those areas.
post #62 of 76
I think that as long as it is done discreetly then its fine. But I dont think you should just pop your whle boob out and let everyone see it. Thats what my sister did. I got used to it but I'm sure most people didnt apprectiate it. But I know several people who covered themselves and did it. You can do it and not show anything.
post #63 of 76
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Originally Posted by jlutgendorf View Post
It's also not that hard to not stare if it offends you.

Well puling out your boob for any reason in public in indecent. How is it all of a sudden ok to do that just because you have a baby. Cover up, or go in private It just makes more sence. Most people have a blanket or some sort of towel in their bag anyway why not use it!!!
post #64 of 76
I don't know about anyone else but feeding a baby in the bathroom especially apublic one seems completely unsanitary to me. How would you like to be told to eat in a smelly dirty bathroom because people were offended by it? If you are offended then don't look.

Whoever it was that said you don't kiss your girlfriend in public ever because some people are offended by it, are you serious? Never? Not even a peck on the cheek or lips? There are always going to be people who are offended about something. If you are perfectly fine about something and you are not doing it in a completely obnoxious way, don't let the possibility of "there might be someone out there who is offended" stop you. Kissing is a perfectly natural thing. Holding hands or walking with an arm around each other might offend someone too, do you not do those things either?

oops I replied already!
post #65 of 76
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Originally Posted by eburgess View Post
Well puling out your boob for any reason in public in indecent. How is it all of a sudden ok to do that just because you have a baby. Cover up, or go in private It just makes more sence. Most people have a blanket or some sort of towel in their bag anyway why not use it!!!
I don't think there is anything wrong with breastfeeding in public...many times women do it and you can't even tell...all you will notice is a blanket. I certainly don't think a woman should be looked down upon simply because she is trying to feed her hungry infant! Breastfeeding is the most natural gift a mother could give her child. I think it is wonderful that they are trying to give their baby the best start to life if they are able to breastfeed. The colostrum a baby recieves those first few months of life are very important..it helps the baby develop well, as well as wards off some illnesses by building up their immune system. Now I totally understand bottle feeding too if for whatever reason someone is unable to breastfeed- there is nothing wrong with that! Sometimes medically, it is best for the baby if the baby is not getting the proper amount of formula or if the mother has a health condition. Reguardless of how a baby is feed,if a baby is hungry, it shouldn't be starved until it's "convient" to feed the baby, you know. Infants have no concept of deciency, just one of hunger. Me personally, I plan to breastfeed if i'm able to when I have children. I would definitely be descriet about it and use a blanket...you know, try to hide it well so as not to make anyone uncomfortable...or flash anyone. But I definitely wouldn't let my baby go hungry. I would try to be decient about it and keep myself covered....besides I wouldn't want everyone else seeing my breasts, but I would certainly want my baby to eat. There is nothing wrong with breastfeeding in public, I think it is reasonable enough for a mom to be able to breastfeed and cover up a bit so as not to flash everyone, as it is for others to respect a mom's privacy and the fact that she is only trying to provide her child with the best possible nutrition.
post #66 of 76
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Originally Posted by eburgess View Post
Well puling out your boob for any reason in public in indecent. How is it all of a sudden ok to do that just because you have a baby. Cover up, or go in private It just makes more sence. Most people have a blanket or some sort of towel in their bag anyway why not use it!!!
In some places it IS ok to go topless. And not considered indcent at all as pointed out by another poster whos law even changed in her town.
post #67 of 76
Yea, in my town, you don't even have to have a baby to be topless. It's a sexist law that women cannot go topless like men do because there is only a couple gland differences between the male and female breast.
post #68 of 76
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
I don't think there is anything wrong with breastfeeding in public...many times women do it and you can't even tell...all you will notice is a blanket. I certainly don't think a woman should be looked down upon simply because she is trying to feed her hungry infant! Breastfeeding is the most natural gift a mother could give her child. I think it is wonderful that they are trying to give their baby the best start to life if they are able to breastfeed. The colostrum a baby recieves those first few months of life are very important..it helps the baby develop well, as well as wards off some illnesses by building up their immune system. Now I totally understand bottle feeding too if for whatever reason someone is unable to breastfeed- there is nothing wrong with that! Sometimes medically, it is best for the baby if the baby is not getting the proper amount of formula or if the mother has a health condition. Reguardless of how a baby is feed,if a baby is hungry, it shouldn't be starved until it's "convient" to feed the baby, you know. Infants have no concept of deciency, just one of hunger. Me personally, I plan to breastfeed if i'm able to when I have children. I would definitely be descriet about it and use a blanket...you know, try to hide it well so as not to make anyone uncomfortable...or flash anyone. But I definitely wouldn't let my baby go hungry. I would try to be decient about it and keep myself covered....besides I wouldn't want everyone else seeing my breasts, but I would certainly want my baby to eat. There is nothing wrong with breastfeeding in public, I think it is reasonable enough for a mom to be able to breastfeed and cover up a bit so as not to flash everyone, as it is for others to respect a mom's privacy and the fact that she is only trying to provide her child with the best possible nutrition.
Everything you have posted in this thread has been eloquently said. I am a breastfeeding mother. I do breastfeed in public and I am not ashamed to do it. I cover up with a blanket and unless you're really staring (well, then you're just being a perv) you can't even tell that is what I'm doing. I will not starve my baby just because some close-minded person doesn't agree with what I am doing. Too damn bad. I enjoy the bond between my baby and I and I will not let anyone ruin that. Like everyone else has said "If you don't like it, don't look." My baby quit taking a bottle when he was 4 months old. If he were still taking a bottle then that is what I would give him in public, but that's not the case.

I am not going to run and hide just to feed my baby when he is hungry. You wouldn't make your cat wait to eat if he/she were hungry, would you? Then why should I have to make my son wait to eat just so I can run to the nearest broom closet so as not to offend the feeble minded. All I have to say is, get over it. Find something else to complain about.
post #69 of 76
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Everything you have posted in this thread has been eloquently said. I am a breastfeeding mother. I do breastfeed in public and I am not ashamed to do it. I cover up with a blanket and unless you're really staring (well, then you're just being a perv) you can't even tell that is what I'm doing. I will not starve my baby just because some close-minded person doesn't agree with what I am doing. Too damn bad. I enjoy the bond between my baby and I and I will not let anyone ruin that. Like everyone else has said "If you don't like it, don't look." My baby quit taking a bottle when he was 4 months old. If he were still taking a bottle then that is what I would give him in public, but that's not the case.

I am not going to run and hide just to feed my baby when he is hungry. You wouldn't make your cat wait to eat if he/she were hungry, would you? Then why should I have to make my son wait to eat just so I can run to the nearest broom closet so as not to offend the feeble minded. All I have to say is, get over it. Find something else to complain about.
Thankyou. I appreciate that. Your little Brandon is soo lucky to have such a caring and nurturing mommy!
post #70 of 76
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Whoever it was that said you don't kiss your girlfriend in public ever because some people are offended by it, are you serious? Never? Not even a peck on the cheek or lips? There are always going to be people who are offended about something. If you are perfectly fine about something and you are not doing it in a completely obnoxious way, don't let the possibility of "there might be someone out there who is offended" stop you. Kissing is a perfectly natural thing. Holding hands or walking with an arm around each other might offend someone too, do you not do those things either?
It was me Jen Yes, seriously and never not even a peck on the cheek

If I were straight then me kissing a girlfriend in public would not
be offensive,but i'm not and I am very well aware that there are still
people who would be offended at seeing me do that,So I don't.
I understand what your saying about not letting the fact other people
might be offended stop me from doing something.But what we have to remember
is when we are not in the privacy of our own homes we are in public and there
are people who would be offended,Its a sad fact but a fact all the same.


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Originally Posted by goosehazel View Post
Everything you have posted in this thread has been eloquently said. I am a breastfeeding mother. I do breastfeed in public and I am not ashamed to do it. I cover up with a blanket and unless you're really staring (well, then you're just being a perv) you can't even tell that is what I'm doing. I will not starve my baby just because some close-minded person doesn't agree with what I am doing. Too damn bad. I enjoy the bond between my baby and I and I will not let anyone ruin that. Like everyone else has said "If you don't like it, don't look." My baby quit taking a bottle when he was 4 months old. If he were still taking a bottle then that is what I would give him in public, but that's not the case.

I am not going to run and hide just to feed my baby when he is hungry. You wouldn't make your cat wait to eat if he/she were hungry, would you? Then why should I have to make my son wait to eat just so I can run to the nearest broom closet so as not to offend the feeble minded. All I have to say is, get over it. Find something else to complain about.
I don't think anybody is saying mothers' should run and hide to the nearest broom
cupboard or as Jillian said "the bathroom" ack, that is disgusting,I wouldn't feed
a feral cat in one of those
I think there is some confusion with the word 'in public' and 'in your face' breastfeeding,
I don't think anybody has said they have a problem with a mother breastfeeding her baby if she is doing it discreetly
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At the end of the day whatever we do in public, people will look,If I choose to kiss a
girlfriend I know that there will be some men who will 'get off on that' just as
there are some who would just as easily start a fight.
There are some men that would 'get off' on a woman breastfeeding,and if people
stare is a mother willing to risk her and her baby being attacked by the 'perv'
who was watching her?

I wouldn't risk it.


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post #71 of 76
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Originally Posted by furryferals View Post
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It was me Jen Yes, seriously and never not even a peck on the cheek

If I were straight then me kissing a girlfriend in public would not
be offensive,but i'm not and I am very well aware that there are still
people who would be offended at seeing me do that,So I don't.
I understand what your saying about not letting the fact other people
might be offended stop me from doing something.But what we have to remember
is when we are not in the privacy of our own homes we are in public and there
are people who would be offended,Its a sad fact but a fact all the same.


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IMO It doesn't matter if you are straight or not, I can't imagine not kissing a loved one in public because someone might not like it. That is awful. I mean, I don't mean to be rude to you, I mean it more like I can't believe people are ridiculous enough to be offended at two people expressing their love for each other. I am still talking about a kiss on the cheek or lips, in a non-dirty way, I am not talking about anything much more then that. But just a simple kiss, people are horrible for being offended at things like this. I am very aware that it happens, but I see it like this, I sure don't want to see my parents making out but I know it happens and I wouldn't be offended by it hehe, you know? I wouldn't not do it just because of that. I say show your girlfriend you love her, don't be ashamed about it, just do it. Maybe I am a little crazy but geez, I wouldn't let the worry of possibly offending someone stop me from being who I am. I am not always that good with words, I don't mean to sound as though I am arguing with you. I am just saying how I feel about it all. Be proud of who you are, don't censor yourself.
post #72 of 76
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Originally Posted by Jen View Post
IMO It doesn't matter if you are straight or not, I can't imagine not kissing a loved one in public because someone might not like it. That is awful. I mean, I don't mean to be rude to you, I mean it more like I can't believe people are ridiculous enough to be offended at two people expressing their love for each other. I am still talking about a kiss on the cheek or lips, in a non-dirty way, I am not talking about anything much more then that. But just a simple kiss, people are horrible for being offended at things like this. I am very aware that it happens, but I see it like this, I sure don't want to see my parents making out but I know it happens and I wouldn't be offended by it hehe, you know? I wouldn't not do it just because of that. I say show your girlfriend you love her, don't be ashamed about it, just do it. Maybe I am a little crazy but geez, I wouldn't let the worry of possibly offending someone stop me from being who I am. I am not always that good with words, I don't mean to sound as though I am arguing with you. I am just saying how I feel about it all. Be proud of who you are, don't censor yourself.
Hey don't worry about it I know your not arguing

I am proud of who I am But I also value my life more than some '*******' who decides to beat the c*** out of any gay they come across.

Not wanting to hijack the thread but what term would they serve for killing a gay?
7 months in our prison...at the most!!!....My life is worth more than that...so I choose not to offend people.

post #73 of 76
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Thankyou. I appreciate that. Your little Brandon is soo lucky to have such a caring and nurturing mommy!
And thank you, I appreciate that
post #74 of 76
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Originally Posted by goosehazel View Post
And thank you, I appreciate that
you're very welcome!
post #75 of 76
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Originally Posted by furryferals View Post
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I don't think anybody is saying mothers' should run and hide to the nearest broom
cupboard or as Jillian said "the bathroom" ack, that is disgusting,I wouldn't feed
a feral cat in one of those
I think there is some confusion with the word 'in public' and 'in your face' breastfeeding,
I don't think anybody has said they have a problem with a mother breastfeeding her baby if she is doing it discreetly

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Exactly my point!!!
post #76 of 76
It's the most natural thing in the world and babies benefit from being
breast fed..I don't have a problem with women doing it in public but i do
have one when they just "plop it out" and don't bother to cover themselves
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