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Nursing in Public

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kellybarta14

kellybarta14

So, I am not or will not become pregnant anytime soon, 🙂 but I am just curious… How do u feel about women nursing in public? I have been seeing a ton of videos showing models and women exposing a lot of cleavage, and then women who nurse in public being put to shame. Personally, I am very shy and sensitive about that stuff, so I think that if a woman does nurse in public, she should cover herself. Just curious, what are your thoughts?

September 15, 2015 at 17:56
Juanita11

Juanita11

I personally think it should be the woman’s decisions. If you find it offensive, then don’t look. I would personally prefer to be covered but I know other people who don’t. It’s a matter of opinion.

September 15, 2015 at 21:19
Broken Vessel

Broken Vessel

Most of the children don’t want their face covered, they’ll just scream and pull it off. But put yourself in their shoes- would you like to eat with with your entire body and face covered up?

September 16, 2015 at 05:26
PolkaDot

PolkaDot

I don’t really understand why people take offense at it. The baby is hungry and needs milk. What is the mom supposed to do? Just let the baby scream and cry? If the mom wants to go to the car or find somewhere private that’s fine, but if she chooses to feed her child in public I don’t think it should be a big deal.

September 16, 2015 at 06:06
EmeraRider

EmeraRider

I agree, it should be the decision of the mother.

Personally, if I were a mother, I don’t think that I would feel comfortable breastfeeding my baby in public without a blanket/special shirt or something like that to cover myself. However, I know that there are women who wouldn’t feel uncomfortable with that. And that’s fine.

The purpose of breasts is to produce milk for. They are heavily sexualized in our society, which is why some people think that breastfeeding in public is obscene. However, trying to sexualize a mother who is just trying to feed her baby is ridiculous.

September 19, 2015 at 21:34
McKayla Denise

McKayla Denise

Ok so I have a 3 almost 4 month old and I’ve had to nurse in public. It was either that or misery for my child and everyone else l. Now like broken vessel said, some babies don’t really like having their face covered. My daughter is wishy washy. Sometimes she’s fine with it, sometimes she’s not. Whenever she’s not though, I makes sure I put her up to my nipple as close as possible before starting. And when shes done I try to cover back up as quickly as possible. Idk if what I said has anything to do with this conversation now that I think about it but that’s just how i do it!

September 20, 2015 at 19:55
kellybarta14

kellybarta14

Hmmm I guess I have never thought of how uncomfortable it would be for the baby before… I feel like I have a new respect for nursing mothers now. 🙂 Haha thanks for the input everyone. And if I seemed disrespectful at all, I was not meaning to, I was just sharing my opinion.

September 23, 2015 at 16:47
Broken Vessel

Broken Vessel

I didn’t think it was disrespectful; it’s a common question 🙂

September 23, 2015 at 17:25
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