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BarrysGrrl
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From: 1. What day is it? 2. Are we racing?
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 08-09-2002 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BarrysGrrl   Click Here to Email BarrysGrrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, so Alex and I were watching tv in the hotel room last weekend before we went to the track and they were talking about a big "Breast Feeding Awareness" march they had in (surprise, surprise) Berlkey California. Thousands of mommies and babies gathered in a theater and breastfed their babies in public. I am all for freedom and liberty, but we both decided that it's just the modest thing to do to find a more private place to feed.

WELL . . . we go to that car show on Tues. night, this family that owns a '66 Fastback comes up and starts talking to us. The mom has the baby cradled in her arms as we are talking, then all of a sudden, she flips up her shirt, pops out her breast and starts feeding her baby. Even though I am a woman who plans to breastfeed who believes it is very good and very natural, I was quite a bit uncomfortable. There were places with more privacy to go to and she didn't.

What do you think? Am I out of line by feeling uncomfortable? Should she have sought some privacy? Just wanted to get some other Grrls' opinions. It applies here because it WAS at a car show . . . :-)

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Ken&Shell
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From: Mocksville, NC
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posted 08-09-2002 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good question Beth. I breastfed both my boys.. Man do I wish I could have kept that set I had on the last one, but that is a different subject. OK, the first son I breastfed, I would leave the room, or if it was just me and ken, would cover the baby up with a blanket.. By the second time around, I was a little more open about it.. I would still try to cover him up, but that child refused to have anything on him. He would just push it right off. I would nurse in public but not "pull it out" in public. I think you have to be respectful of other people. It is a very natural thing, and I enjoyed the experience immensely. I think at a car show, she could have been a bit more discreet. I think it's ok to nurse in public if your breast isn't hanging out for the world to see.

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capri man
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posted 08-09-2002 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
man, i hope srewart and alex dont get in on this one!!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-09-2002 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by capri man:
man, i hope srewart and alex dont get in on this one!!


They still breast feed?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-09-2002 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a heck of a show last year in the snack bar of the New England Aquarium in Boston. A lady at the table next to me just hauled one out and didn't even attempt to cover up. She even stared at me while I was eating my greasy burger.

Reminded me of my early years at the farm...

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Ked
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posted 08-11-2002 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I nursed both of mine, and yes....I believe you should find privacy for it!

I'll never forget with my first one, we went to visit two couples who also had nursing babies. My husband stated that he wanted me to be sure and go off a room alone to nurse (which I would have done anyway). Well, the other two mothers were also nursing at the time....so all three of us ended up in the den with the door closed to nurse our babies. Low and behold, each one of the husbands walked in for some reason or another while we were nursing!! Men!! go figure!

I totally feel like there are some places that are just absolutely inappropriate. The highest one on my list being church....yet, I've seen several young mothers nursing their babies during Mass....What's up with that anyway????

Then the other side of that arguement can be that there are not alway "breast feeding friendly" lounges (in the ladies rooms) for Mom's to nurse ~ Many times I couldn't find a suitable place and have to chose between going to the car, sitting on a dirty bathroom floor or just going home.....which would you chose????

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-12-2002 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ked:
I totally feel like there are some places that are just absolutely inappropriate. The highest one on my list being church....

...and roller coasters are definitely out!

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Ked
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posted 08-12-2002 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
...and roller coasters are definitely out!


Curdled milk, anyone????

(or would that be butter????)

where tha heck is stewwie???? gawd...he'd love this one!

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TomP
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posted 08-13-2002 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So thats what those girls in the truck in Reno were doing? ... funny i don't recall seeing any babies with them.

The menfolk gathered around seemed to be very uncomfortable indeed... clapping and shooting video and pictures. It was awkward.

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Mustang Tally
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posted 08-17-2002 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Tally   Click Here to Email Mustang Tally     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not on OUR trip to Reno...6-17-01...

DON'T MAKE US HAVE TO COME OUT THERE !

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