Just out of curiosity...
Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:48 PM
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:32 PM
Then again I grew up in Europe where topless sunbathing at family waterparks was common. I just don't see why she should feel ashamed or need to hide. <shrug>
Posted 05 September 2009 - 01:03 AM
Plus honestly, no matter what people say, someone (esp. preteen/teenage boys) who sees it is going to sexualize it if there is a boob hanging out. Plain and simple haha.
Posted 05 September 2009 - 01:06 AM
Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:27 AM
I can DISTINCTLY recalll, when I was a child, being in "Brownies" (if you are familiar with the whole Girl Scout thing) and we were on a camping outing with the "Daisies and Pixies" (ie. younger children).
ONE lactating mom of a Pixie with an infant was full-fledged bare-breasted feeding her son right in front of us all.....at 5 years of age, and having taken in that experience and still remember EVERYTING at the age of 29, I was completely changed FOREVER!!!
I, personally, detest breastfeeding in public because of what I experienced first hand as a kid...and my opinion has not waivered yet. I think breast feeding is natural, but mothers should try to keep "feeding" their children out of sight of the public. I think it (as well as breast-pumpimg) are appropriate IN THE HOME if you need to secure your breastmilk for your kids, so they may have it elsewhere. I might come up against opposition, but I still FIRMLY believe somethings are better left under "cover"!
Posted 05 September 2009 - 05:40 AM
My friend's baby breastfeeds for about 30 minutes at a time every 2 hours. That is a lot of time spent hiding out. She has worked on getting comfortable in public breastfeeding. She has a cover, but her baby hates being under it. She squirms around trying to knock it off.
Breastfeeding sounds so exausting that anything to make it a little easier on these new moms sounds good to me. It's so good for the baby if a mom can keep it up, so it's ideal to make it as convenient as possible.
I've also heard pumping can be pretty miserable.
My friend attends la leche meetings & it sounds like one of their goals is to make women comfortable with breastfeeding in public LLLI | Home
I know when I was a kid it shocked me to see someone breastfeed, but it was just something I never saw. I'm the youngest in the family so I wasn't around it growing up. My memory of a woman breastfeeding was in the ladies room at the livestock show. It was a really small & crowded bathroom and miserably hot. I remember being shocked by seeing her breastfeed. I had just never seen anyone do that before. Now I think back and feel bad she had to sit in the bathroom all that time.
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