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Breastfeeding in public

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gobbledegeek, 27 May 2006.

  1. Gobbledegeek

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Bendigo, Australia.

    I would be very interested to hear your views on breastfeeding in public.

    I often hear from mothers who feel constantly persecuted for feeding their children in public. More often than not the mother is particularly descreet in an attempt to assuage the sensibilities of passing prigs.

    Many mums tell a similar story of disdainful looks, generally from other older women who proclaim, "That's what the toilet/restroom is for!"

    My personal view is that these attitudes are anachronistic not to mention highly offensive.

    The response should be, "When you are willing to eat your meals in a filthy public toilet, I'll follow!"

    How acceptable is page 3 in comparision? I think the public should wake up and smell the lactose!

    Is there anyone with clout able to offer this up as a poll please?
     
    Last edited: 27 May 2006
  2. Gilly

    Man of Honour

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    I'm intolerant.
     
  3. Gobbledegeek

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Bendigo, Australia.

    Lactose intolerant?
     
  4. VeNT

    Capodecina

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    tbh as long as they don't do what some mothers do and get both of em out and make a huge scean of it, I couldn't care less, its can be done VERY discreatly but some mothers chose not to be so.
     
  5. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

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    i dont like it particularly, but its none of my business if they keep it discreet.

    never see any milfs doing it though! :(
     
  6. siandtina

    Gangster

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    Location: High Wycombe

    hmm, not the most attractive sight..

    Why's it never the hotties breastfeeding, always seems to be 40 yr old mums with 4 kids pulling one out...

    Si
     
  7. woodsy2k

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    Havn't really thought about this tbh, but i think in all fairness, go for it. I agree with the OP's comment about eating dinner in a toilet. Not exactly alike, but the principle is there.
     
  8. Matblack

    Capodecina

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    If you don't like it, turn and look in a different direction

    I predict many more

    to follow

    MB
     
  9. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

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    i dont actually remember the last time i saw anyone breastfeeding in public in all fairness. probably whilst walking through a park or the common.
     
  10. woodsy2k

    Wise Guy

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    If shes hot its OK by me !!!!!!!!!1121222












    Sorry. /Leaves :D
     
  11. Gobbledegeek

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    Location: Bendigo, Australia.

    Not sure I really understand why attractive women would be acceptable. Are you attaching some sexual reference to a baby feeding?
     
  12. alexakasloth

    Sgarrista

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    I completely agree, it's natural normal stuff.
     
  13. pyro

    Capodecina

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    If they are discreet and not take both lemons out, sure.
     
  14. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

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    i didnt really think it through, went for the purile "look norks" but you're right in the fact that it doesnt look appealing at all.
     
  15. SideWinder

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    No problem with it really and i appluad the mothers who decide to use this natural method for feeding their child. I don't mean literally running up to breastfeeding mother's and clapping loudly. :p
     
  16. Gilly

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    Way to go ruin the joke [​IMG]

    On the subject, it isn't particularly offensive, but neither is it desirable.
     
  17. Piggymon

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    Doesn't bother me in the slightest and I can understand how anyone could possibly be offended :confused:
     
  18. Gobbledegeek

    Wise Guy

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    Sorry :)

    A government poll of 427 men found 79% would want their baby to be breastfed, contrary to popular belief that they might not. In addition, most mothers, DOH, Unicef, the National Childbirth Trust and all parenting groups that I have come into contact with, would disagree with you.
     
  19. Zip

    Capodecina

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    Because OMG GOD BOOBIES!!!! HOW DISCUSTING!!! AND WHAT IS THAT DISCUSTING LITTLE LEECH HANGING OFF IT!!!! :eek:

    You cant even sun bake naked in your own back yard these days :(
     
  20. Ranger

    Gangster

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    Location: Leeds

    I don't find it offensive in any way what so ever, its the natarul way for a mother to feed her child. As has been said, if you don't like it, don't look.
    Breast is best!