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March 16th, 2009, 02:51 PM
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yep I am hitting the hot topics. But hoping for no debate! Just hoping for some good conversation.

If you are planning on nursing, will you do it in public??
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March 16th, 2009, 02:52 PM
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See if i was breastfeeding I wouldn't, just because I am very self conscience
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March 16th, 2009, 02:53 PM
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Yes, I will nurse and yes I will do it in public. Moms who bottle feed don't have to run off and hide why should moms who breast feed. If people say anything while I do it I'd not so nicely remind them that breasts are for feeding babies. They weren't intended to be oogled.
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March 16th, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Yes I will but I will cover up as I do not like to show the world my ta-tas. I think it is a natural loving thing and its ok. I do wish some women would be a little more discreet but it is what it is. I'm usually very open minded about things. Especially things that come naturally to us.
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March 16th, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Yeppers! Baby eats where baby is hungry and we do NOT eat in the bathroom. *gag* LOL
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March 16th, 2009, 02:56 PM
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yes- did it with DS and will do it with the new one as well.
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March 16th, 2009, 03:08 PM
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I never thought I would be the type to do so but quickly found out that when baby gets hungry baby isn't going to wait for me to go somewhere private! It was much easier to just feed the baby than deal with her crying and unhappiness (and that of those around of us listening to her). She would never take a bottle so that limited my choices.

I was nervous the first time or two but quickly became good at it and I've never had anyone notice or complain that we were bf'ing in public. When she got older that was another story - she would pull the blanket off her head but by that time she could also wait a little bit so I didn't need to bf in public.

I plan on doing the same thing this time too if all goes as planned.

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March 16th, 2009, 03:10 PM
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with my first I was very shy about nursing. But we are on the go often, so I actually practiced at home.

now.... with bella.. heck I was shopping with 5 other kids in walmart nursing her and pushing the shopping cart.

no one could see a thing LOL
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March 16th, 2009, 03:33 PM
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Yep, did with the first two and will with this one, but I do cover up... more for my own shyness than anything...
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March 16th, 2009, 03:33 PM
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now.... with bella.. heck I was shopping with 5 other kids in walmart nursing her and pushing the shopping cart.

no one could see a thing LOL
haha! That takes talent!

I've nursed in public before, and I shall do it again.
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March 16th, 2009, 03:38 PM
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I wrote a GREAT argumentative paper on this topic for my English class last semester. If it wasn't so long - I think it's over 1600 words - I would share it with you. The title is "It's My Public Too".

Anyway, I do plan on bfing and in public. I will wear a cover only because I tend to have size EE cup size and I don't want to flash THOSE to the world!
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March 16th, 2009, 03:40 PM
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I dont have an opinion really, i guess that being said my opinion is that it shouldnt be an issue, if a woman feels self conscious i think its ok if she wants to tuck away and if she isnt, then go on and do it mama! and if anyone comes up to you and gives you flak for nursing in public, just tell them:



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March 16th, 2009, 04:00 PM
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i like the saying.. "if you dont like it, put a blanket over your head"

Love it! Yeah, if I didn't get so freaking HUGE I wouldn't cover either.
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March 16th, 2009, 04:05 PM
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I plan too. I will have to practice because I didn't BF my son that long.
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March 16th, 2009, 04:34 PM
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Not breastfeeding, but when I did, I used to breastfeed in public all the time! I've even pumped in some not-so-private situations too (but not in the middle of hte mall or anything).
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Not breastfeeding, but when I did, I used to breastfeed in public all the time! I've even pumped in some not-so-private situations too (but not in the middle of hte mall or anything).
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March 16th, 2009, 05:30 PM
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yup, I won't make my baby go hungry
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March 16th, 2009, 05:47 PM
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I eat in public... so will my baby.
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March 16th, 2009, 06:28 PM
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It's natural and normal and I say yes....

I personally carry a blanket to cover me and the baby and I try to be as discreet as possible but there are times when it's too hot for a blanket. My baby needs to eat and well it's only natural to me.
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