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 whitestarmama
Joined: 1/27/2007
Msg: 426
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i continue to assert that making comparison between "the right to feed a child in areas where others are allowed to eat" and "where it's appropriate to deal with urine/feces" is completely inappropriate.

you urinate in the bathroom because that is where EVERYONE is supposed to do that. many men overlook that, but we're all supposed to do it. not picking on one segment of the population, it's expected of everyone.

you eat public. your wife does. your son does. your neighbor does. your bottle-fed infant does. and so does my breast-fed child, and countless others throughout the world. hiding in bathrooms is unsanitary for the purposes of feeding a human being, so it is not appropriate. nobody else is forced in this society to have one's meal under a blanket. i insist on the same right for my own child that i expect for any other. if the bottle fed kid can eat there, so can the breast fed.

it's not a matter of shoving anything where the sun don't shine. it's a matter of putting the child's needs first and granting all young children the right to eat where other children are permitted to eat.

and the more we do it.. the more normal it'll become, and the less people will be compelled to "protect" their children from it. which is a step in the right direction as far as i'm concerned. after privately discussing the matter with susndeca, we still disagree but at least i understand where he's coming from. it is not socially acceptable to do so in his community. i'll buy that. i'll also challenge it, because to me it is wrong to segregate people - and the only way to change a community's perception of it is to make it normal. and the only way to make it normal is to do it.
 forumfishy
Joined: 9/4/2006
Msg: 427
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/10/2007 7:15:25 PM

This boils down to some societies want a mother to cover a nipple with a cloth while a select few mother’s want the right to make it visible using *urgency* and *the good of the child* as the excuse.


I am sure by far MOST mothers do try their best to cover themselves up, sometimes it isn't always easy....size of breast, position of baby etc. etc. etc.


Urgency is understandable! Older gentlemen many times have no clue they need to urinate but suddenly and with *serious pain* need to urinate! Sometimes not even making it to the bathroom! Urination is a necessary bodily function that is absolutely as *urgent* as is feeding a baby. Men don't whip it out and take a leak in public places! Men find their way to a bathroom or at minimum where nobody can see their *johnny* hanging out.....


Happens to ladies too. There are products out there to help with this and this isn't even what the thread is about so comparing the two is silly. Also, I have been witness while shopping to an older man pooping himself and I acted like nothing happened....it is out of their control why stare or make them feel noticed....same respect a woman who is breastfeeding should get.
 susndeca
Joined: 12/19/2006
Msg: 428
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/10/2007 7:44:55 PM
“the more normal it'll become, and the less people will be compelled to "protect" their children from it. which is a step in the right direction as far as i'm concerned. after privately discussing the matter with susndeca, we still disagree but at least i understand where he's coming from. it is not socially acceptable to do so in his community. i'll buy that. i'll also challenge it, because to me it is wrong to segregate people - and the only way to change a community's perception of it is to make it normal. and the only way to make it normal is to do it.”

-I wasn't sure how much of that to grab as a quote but I chose plenty (before and after) to make sure it was covered in context.

- Let me reiterate that I do agree breast feeding is best for the child and I also condone doing it in a public place within the confines of the general public not seeing what is deemed by law *indecent exposure*(cover up the breast)!
FYI- Our striper clubs in Oklahoma do not allow full nudity. In fact they don't even allow nipples to be shown without being covered with what is called a *PASTY*... The pasty can be clear but they have to have a pasty over the nipple!

Now, my issue with the breastfeeding is 100% related to geographical area and what is deemed socially acceptable. I disagree with our strict standards on nudity and I may voice out against it but I will *NEVER* break the law while protesting it and I denounce anyone that would. My son is raised in this state of strict morality of what is deemed nudity and *in his mind* it would be a shock to see a bare nipple regardless of reason. Just as YOU would be shocked if some man pulled out his penis and took a leak on the grass out in public view. If your society accepts it fine but if not, please change it slowly rather than FORCE with a VENGEANCE on others as a form of protest or revolt and please don’t use your child as an excuse!

I am not a breast man and they aren't very sexual to me personally. That doesn't mean I'm ready to treat it 100% non-sexual where my son is concerned since he lives in this environment. I'd appreciate others respecting that. Changing society is fine with me but let's do it slowly rather than taking huge leaps. I'm a fan of topless beaches, nude beaches and breast feeding in public but I'm an adult and my son isn't. Let's adjust them slowly to the changes.

Hey, for all this is worth why not make total nudity anywhere/anytime legal and let us men use the nearest tree to take a leak just like the dogs we are! It’s *natural* and many cultures accept it 100%....
 Limestone_lady
Joined: 1/7/2007
Msg: 429
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/10/2007 8:10:01 PM
--- You sounded just like the average American who wants to ignore other people’s cultures and morals. *To hell with them because I’m right and they're wrong! They need to accept me damnit!*


I've traveled the world and I can tell you it is mainly Canadian and American culture who are offended by breastfeeding mothers in public. The only other culture I witnessed such an adverse reaction to it was in some fundamentalist Islamic regions where even a glimpse of a woman's ankle would get her killed. So in essence telling our own culture to *shove it* may not be such a bad thing. Keep in mind that I was usually discrete while feeding my son and my nephew, but I would NEVER feed a child in a bathroom. Would you subject yourself or your children to fecal matter with dinner?

The morals in question here are yours versus some 5/6 of the world who see breastfeeding as natural and *gasp* beautiful. Maybe if you have such a huge issue with it you could lobby for more establishments to have nursing rooms, and solve some of these perceived issues. It has only been since the advent of formula in our culture that breastfeeding has been seen as something immoral if part of the breast was glimpsed. I personally do not find anything at all repulsive seeing a mother feeding her child in public, and if the weather is frickin hot, I am not going to begrudge them not using a blanket or other cover over the child. If you are at a dining establishment seat yourself and whoever you do not wish to have witness nature facing away from the nursing mother.


--- The *urgency* argument isn't feasible any more than any other bodily function.
--- This boils down to some societies want a mother to cover a nipple with a cloth while a select few mother’s want the right to make it visible using *urgency* and *the good of the child* as the excuse.


If you really feel this way, then lobby for proper nursing rooms so no one is subjugated to discomfort. Feeding a child in a washroom is unsanitary, to say the least. Until such a time as breastfeeding is either generally accepted as the norm, or there are separate rooms legislated for the use of nursing mothers, live with it.


Hey, for all this is worth why not make total nudity anywhere/anytime legal and let us men use the nearest tree to take a leak just like the dogs we are! It’s *natural* and many cultures accept it 100%...


Not such a bad idea, really.
 susndeca
Joined: 12/19/2006
Msg: 430
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/10/2007 9:54:27 PM
"The morals in question here are yours versus some 5/6 of the world who see breastfeeding as natural and *gasp* beautiful."
- The morals in question are those of changes from whence we came and the 5/6 you referred to all came from the same source of nakedness without clothing until weather required it. Oh, and it was *BEAUTIFUL* too. Let's face the fact, an infant is beautiful regardless what he/she is doing or not doing. Nipple or not makes zero difference in the infants beauty.....


"Maybe if you have such a huge issue with it you could lobby for more establishments to have nursing rooms, and solve some of these perceived issues."
- Since the status quo here has *Indecent exposure* laws to protect minors why don't you lobby them to change it.... I sincerely hope you'd promote the actions of lobbying for a change and not promote an illegal act of rebellion (covering is legal/public view is illegal)....

I'd be all for the change *in time* which means not overnight! Let this generation get use to a change and the next one a little more. Keep the trend going in areas it's not deemed appropriate for nudity at a slow pace until we men can take a leak out in public freely because it's only natural (and women can show a nipple anytime/anywhere)...... God that would sure come in handy at times!
 smiley199
Joined: 4/15/2006
Msg: 431
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/10/2007 10:04:41 PM
I couldn't do it because I had a couple of really strange men making comments....when a woman can use I blanket I am all for...see someone uncovered and feeding makes me feel uncomfortable...and as for going to a private place...when you have more than one child you still have to look after the other children so you can't run and "hide"
 North Exposed
Joined: 11/11/2003
Msg: 432
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/10/2007 10:25:12 PM
susndeca

"Amazing the Canadian women seemed to have adopted the United States mentality of *SCREW YOU! I'LL DO WHAT I WANT AND WHEN I WANT TO DO IT*.....

Isn't this ideology exactly why so many dislike the United States?"

Actually, not all of us live in a bible belt, not all of us agree with your theory of your son seeing a womans nipples while breast feeding a sexual, many places in Canada allow nudity in bars ... FULL nudity.. INCLUDING lap dances.

So its not the ideology that you speak if that we dont like... its the ones like yours that says just because YOU live one way with rules in your life and geographic area, that EVERYONE should follow.

If you feel the need to spew off about Canada or Canadian women, you should possibly learn the laws of our country, thus way you dont look like an ass.

You live where you live ... for your choice .. thus you obey the laws. The laws are not the same everywhere in this world (You can Google them outside of USA... the internet reaches further). Im sure by now we all get your point, not matter what we think of it. Go lobby your state to put breast feeding women in jail who slip a nipple... but in Canada ... and many other parts of the world ... its not gonna happen, nor will it ever change.
 Limestone_lady
Joined: 1/7/2007
Msg: 433
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/10/2007 10:29:21 PM
- Since the status quo here has *Indecent exposure* laws to protect minors why don't you lobby them to change it.... I sincerely hope you'd promote the actions of lobbying for a change and not promote an illegal act of rebellion (covering is legal/public view is illegal)....


Not really a problem in my area of the continent. We have topless laws in Ontario which allow women to go topless anywhere a man can, with some enforced bylaw differences. I am done with breastfeeding my son and I cannot have anymore children, so for me to lobby it would be making a political stance before I've made it into public office - not necessarily going to help me on my political career. I actually like the idea of family or nursing rooms. Many malls and large chain restaurants here have them, so the whole family can be in view if there is other children to be watched. I also am fine with nursing where everyone can see. My parents are European, I grew up with a more relaxed way of viewing the human body.

So far since that topless legislation came into effect not too many children have been irrevocably scarred from seeing breasts. I did mention in an earlier post however about being on a beach nursing my son, and being told to cover up by the same fellas ogling the topless ladies. It is the general perceptions which need to change. Really, I can't see where a breast in public is vulgar unless it is an adult I see with mouth attached to it...

Edit: You tell him North! I'm so glad to be Canadian...
 treemanbdj
Joined: 5/16/2006
Msg: 434
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 12:14:36 AM
Okay after more then a dozen post of BS.. Indecent Exposure WTF??? What are you smoking Sus??? Please for someone that professes to be schooled in the law , site me ONE case in OK in the last 3 decades of a breast feeding felon ORSTFU.

Judge Roy Bean in his wildest days of drunken courtroom shenanigans would never under the slip of a nipple while jr. is catching a liquid lunch fine a women guilty of Indecent Exposure.

Here, I have taken the liberty to print verbatim YOUR Statue of INDECENT EXPOSURE.

Sit the beer/joint/rail down for 5 minutes, gander below, and come up with you most outlandish magical trick of smoke and mirrors ,red herring, grasp of straws on how at a legal point you could fathom this law being applied to breast feeding..............




Oklahoma Statutes Citation
Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
Chapter 39
Section 1021 - Indecent Exposure





§21-1021. Indecent exposure - Indecent exhibitions - Obscene material or child pornography - Solicitation of minors.

A. Every person who willfully and knowingly either:

1. Lewdly exposes his person or genitals in any public place, or in any place where there are present other persons to be offended or annoyed thereby;

2. Procures, counsels, or assists any person to expose such person, or to make any other exhibition of such person to public view or to the view of any number of persons, for the purpose of sexual stimulation of the viewer;

3. Writes, composes, stereotypes, prints, photographs, designs, copies, draws, engraves, paints, molds, cuts, or otherwise prepares, publishes, sells, distributes, keeps for sale, knowingly downloads on a computer, or exhibits any obscene material or child pornography; or

4. Makes, prepares, cuts, sells, gives, loans, distributes, keeps for sale, or exhibits any disc record, metal, plastic, or wax, wire or tape recording, or any type of obscene material or child pornography,

shall be guilty, upon conviction, of a felony and shall be punished by the imposition of a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) or by imprisonment for not less than thirty (30) days nor more than ten (10) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

B. Every person who:

1. Willfully solicits or aids a minor child to perform; or

2. Shows, exhibits, loans, or distributes to a minor child any obscene material or child pornography for the purpose of inducing said minor to participate in, any act specified in paragraphs 1, 2, 3 or 4 of subsection A of this section shall be guilty, upon conviction, of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in a state correctional institution for not less than ten (10) years nor more than thirty (30) years.

C. Persons convicted under this section shall not be eligible for a deferred sentence.

D. For purposes of this section, “downloading on a computer” means electronically transferring an electronic file from one computer or electronic media to another computer or electronic media.

[1] R.L. 1910, § 2463. Amended by Laws 1935, p. 18, § 1; Laws 1951, p. 60, § 1; Laws 1961, p. 230, § 1, emerg. eff. July 26, 1961; Laws 1967, c. 111, § 1, emerg. eff. April 25, 1967; Laws 1978, c. 121, § 1; Laws 1984, c. 91, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1984; Laws 1996, c. 37, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 276, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex. Sess., c. 5, § 179, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 208, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2002, c. 20, § 1, emerg. eff. Feb. 28, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 308, § 1, emerg. eff. May 27, 2003.



YES?????

Going out here on a limb, cause that's what I get paid to do..... I think it's much more of a detriment to a young boy that his father miss scheduled visits then the slip of a nipple... just MHO...... not trying real hard at being at @ss....

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 justme1202
Joined: 7/26/2006
Msg: 435
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 7:10:50 AM
I dont know people keep arguing with this freak he is obviously gettin what he wants...


Let the Looser be a looser.
 susndeca
Joined: 12/19/2006
Msg: 436
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 8:31:29 AM
North Exposed - said- "So its not the ideology that you speak if that we dont like... its the ones like yours that says just because YOU live one way with rules in your life and geographic area, that EVERYONE should follow."
---Somehow you seriously misinterpreted. The status quo for any geographical area should be respected when a person lives or visits there. To ignore it would be disrespectful and it's something American's have been bashed for when we travel all over the world.


North Exposed - said- "If you feel the need to spew off about Canada or Canadian women, you should possibly learn the laws of our country, thus way you dont look like an ass."
--- Did you actually read what I typed? I put them in the same boat with an American ideology. Having the idea *I'll do what I want, when I want and wherever I want regardless of society* is something we American's are ridiculed for and it appears a couple of posters seem to have that same ideology.

North Exposed - said- "Go lobby your state to put breast feeding women in jail who slip a nipple... but in Canada ... and many other parts of the world ... its not gonna happen, nor will it ever change."
--- I have other topics I'm passionate about to lobby. Although, you're welcome to lobby my state if you'd like. Lactivists (breastfeeding activists gave themselves this nickname) have lobbied and gotten a few things changed but exposing a nipple directly in public isn’t one of them. I just want the laws followed until such changes are made in the law.


Treemanbdj?
- I’m disappointed you didn’t post the legislation that gave breastfeeding mother’s immunity to the *felony charges* you posted. If you Google it a little more I’m sure you’ll learn that although they have immunity from felony charges they can still be charged with misdemeanor counts if the nipple/areole is exposed in public view.



-Do I think my state is right with all our morality based laws? No I don’t. Even our strip clubs where a person must be 21 years old do not allow nudity. Pasties or lipstick must cover nipples and g-strings are required to cover the her genitals.

- For those too ignorant to understand my point let me make it simplistic where even they can understand. Not every society shares your personal values. If your society says something is acceptable then so be it. If you visit a society that disagrees then please respect their differences... None of us have the right to impose our own beliefs on another society. Presently legislation in my state doesn't allow for the nipple to be exposed. That may soon change. Even if it does I hope women are considerate of other people's children and do their best to keep it covered for at least 6 or 7 more years. I don't like making drastic changes where children are concerned. Maybe, with luck, there will be no laws preventing women from going topless everywhere but I hope that changes slowly (not quickly) in a society that's been so prude for so long.
 sweetnessbbw
Joined: 1/1/2006
Msg: 437
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 8:59:00 AM
the best start to life is feeding your babies breast milk.. if a mother needs to feed her child then let her dont be uncomfortable and explain to your children if they see it whats going on! what is this world coming too when something so natural as feeding a child can become against the law . i know youll say its not the act of feeding thats against the law but the exposure to others still crazy!!! get a grip people!
 treemanbdj
Joined: 5/16/2006
Msg: 438
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 9:26:13 AM

Treemanbdj?
- I’m disappointed you didn’t post the legislation that gave breastfeeding mother’s immunity to the *felony charges* you posted. If you Google it a little more I’m sure you’ll learn that although they have immunity from felony charges they can still be charged with misdemeanor counts if the nipple/areole is exposed in public view.


Again I fine example of Ok taxpayers money spent while politicians are spinning their wheels.

Why waste time drafting a law when ONE is pretty clear already on the books as a legal statue.

Oh holyone....please do give us a link....T.Y.

It's crystal clear that the indecent exposure laws in your state clearly don't apply to breastfeeding in pubic as I posted the Statue in message 449.

That's why Sus, my googleing fish you can't cite such a case where a women was convicted on such by the mere act of feeding her child in public Maybe you could Shepardize it.....LMAO@U

As one on your soap box of "For the children speech" Blahhahahaha.....I'd truly put the bucket of stones down from that translucent/silicate house you live in, and the weekend that you might have jr..just pull the shades...


As for the spurious arguement of strip clubs covering up a nipple in comparison to breastfeeding.....

You might make an easier grasp at the moon for a slice of cheese to go with that bolonga sandwhich your trying to feed us.


Plain and simple an adult club with strippers are purely an enterprize based soley on profiteering on LEWD entertainment as rebuttal for feeding an infant?????? (((incert smile icon with fishing waders here))))

The covering of nipples is probable the LAST catch-all snuck in by lobbist to circumvent zoning laws.... Come on any pseudo-counsel of your likes can see that.

Again as in message 449, I bring to your end of the debate the showing of "indecent exposure" application , and not a kaleidoscope of fecal blather repetively taking up bit space in this thread.

If you can't I might just say message 450 is right on the point of matters( pun intended)


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 treemanbdj
Joined: 5/16/2006
Msg: 439
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 9:40:39 AM
Here Sus... It's perfectly legal to breast feed in all 50 states in public.

http://www.007b.com/breastfeeding_public.php

That's not enough???? Here try this link. You will see in the first paragraph that says


states have laws with language specifically allowing women to breastfeed in any public or private location


http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/breast50.htm


Yep, if you haven't guessed it...Oklahoma is on the list..



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Post Edit: Ooopps!! Here you go Sus!! House Bill 2102 from the State of Oklahoma...stating breastfeeding is NOT a crime... Of course I already infered that from the criminal Title 21 of your state...ROFL....But here is the link anyway,,, Maybe these 3 links will have you off to other threads as a dog chasing a parked car...LOL

http://www.lalecheleague.org/Law/Bills31c.html
 susndeca
Joined: 12/19/2006
Msg: 440
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 10:01:36 AM
treemanbdj

-I pointed out my state does have laws allowing for breastfeeding in public and I pointed out it gave immunity to felonies but not misdemeanors. The new laws allow for breastfeeding in public but not the nipple in plain view. My state and many others have several laws that have never been prosecuted as a felony. My state has laws against oral sex and another for spitting on a sidewalk but neither has been prosecuted.

-I am not a proponent of one culture forcing their own beliefs on another by acting rebellious. Lobby and legislate if you will but please be courteous to the status quo when in their areas. My preference not wanting a sudden change where my son is concerned isn't a novel idea I came up with alone. It's something that's been preached for years regarding children. I prefer a slow change which will ultimately change society (my states society) to think it's not a big deal.
 treemanbdj
Joined: 5/16/2006
Msg: 441
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 10:04:53 AM
Ah Yes.....Sus...

Another.."For the children speech"




Dare I not look at criminal, and school stats in O.C. Ok??

Better yet, put a lock on the new plasma tv and cox cable ya got..

Wouldn't want Jr watching that..

Oh he11 FREE public tv...has more lewd activity then Jr will ever EVER need.


The new laws allow for breastfeeding in public but not the nipple in plain view.


As in ROME.....Link please....T.Y.



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 susndeca
Joined: 12/19/2006
Msg: 442
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 10:46:51 AM
You seem to have missed my post and point of view some time ago. Had my son been raised in an environment breasts were on public TV commercials, women breastfeeding everywhere and seeing the nipple wasn't any big deal I wouldn't have a problem with it. Due to the society he was raised I don't want him subjected to such a change over night. A change in society is needed over a period of several years.

Think of it much the same way as getting certain Arab societies to relax girls having their faces covered... A slow change rather than an immediate one.
 susndeca
Joined: 12/19/2006
Msg: 443
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 10:46:59 AM
double posted by accident
 Ciao_Baby
Joined: 12/30/2006
Msg: 444
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 2:02:28 PM
I believe that society makes WAY TOO BIG AN ISSUE of this. Breastfeeding is a totally natural thing and years and years ago there was NO formula to give babies. It is the MOST healthy and THE MOST natural food for the baby. We are all creatures of the earth. When we go to the mountains or the farm and we see a "cow and her calf" or "bear and her cubs" or a "doe and her calf" we don't seem to have a problem with any of them sucking mom's tits - so why the problem with our own kids? This is just pathetic! I SAY DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THE KID/BABY and FORGET ABOUT WHAT OTHERS THINK!!
 RollerGrrrl
Joined: 3/11/2006
Msg: 445
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Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 7:13:07 PM
susndeca! i just read your profile...did i read that right? your son is thirteen & you are worried about him seeing a woman breastfeeding??



wow.
 TrainFanatic
Joined: 11/24/2006
Msg: 446
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 7:38:40 PM
I'm not against breast feeding. I breast fed my third born (could not the first two for different reasons) and wish I could have done my last born more than his father allowed (he would feed him right before I got off work, then put him down for the night, so only got to nurse in the mornings). I think breastfeeding is great for the baby!

However, I'm NOT for just whipping it out in public! Please, be descrete! Sex is natural too (and how most of the breast and bottle fed babies got their start!) but that doesn't mean I would approve of people having sex in public!

Just cover up, go to a women's lounge, whatever...but please be considerate of us with pre-teen boys/teen boys who don't differentiate between the natural act of breast feeding for nurishment and getting a hot view of a sexual organ of the female kind!
 North Exposed
Joined: 11/11/2003
Msg: 447
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 8:23:44 PM
"Lobby and legislate if you will but please be courteous to the status quo when in their areas"

Just a thought .... but havent women been breast feeding in public longer than youve been a parent ?

Im still curious as to why, since you said your son has been brought up in society etc that views breasts as a sexual object... and women arent going to cease breast feeding, why you wouldnt correct his line of thinking on this.... unless you too feel that they are sexual and not the intended purpose
 Smjle
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 448
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/11/2007 10:14:48 PM

I live in a state that is pretty compliant with mother's breastfeeding their babies in public but i know there are some states totally against it.

I also have a friend who believes breastfeeding is wrong because breasts are sexual organs...
Obviously, some states agree with her.

First states don't agree or disagree with anything--people do and no politician is going to propose a law against breast feeding a baby. Women that breast feed always do it as modestly and discreetly as possible so they are not putting themselves on display. You cannot please everyone but humans have been breast feeding babies for millions of years so it’s certainly normal.
 stormee-d
Joined: 1/28/2007
Msg: 449
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/12/2007 9:22:42 AM
I approve ... and did so myself when I had to (discreetly, or course).

I have never thought of it as offensive when anyone else has either.

A baby's gotta eat, and if anyone is offended by it ... they should just look the other way!!
 Lookingforlove25
Joined: 1/17/2007
Msg: 450
Breastfeeding in public...approve or disapprove?
Posted: 2/12/2007 3:17:48 PM
Breast feeding in public is totally natural and should be not frowned upon!!Breasts are totally there for milk usage!! Thats what god made us woman for and thats what we should all do! Most people that aren't comfortable with breastfeeding in public are the ones that are usually jealous cause they could not breastfeed thier own children!Or they don't have children and don't understand what a beautiful thing it really is!! It is a major bond between yourself and your child!So i totally approve of it! Hey i have three kids and i breastfed them all in public! I didn't give a shit what people thought!
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