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    Default Another 'what I saw on facebook' thread

    Today a facebook friend posted on facebook that while she was all for breast feeding and fine with it being done in public, she felt that people should be discrete and consider others by covering up. Anyhoo, the discussion got very animated and there were about 50 comments, one person who was quite vocal in her objection to public breastfeeding and over exposure commented on an experience in working on a check out in a supermarket and a woman came through feeding her baby and come time to pay the woman baby came off and as she put it 'had her b00b hanging out'. In a subsequent comment she went on to say 'How would you feel if you had to see a huge saggy breast with a nipple as big as a thumb?'. Seriously, have we come to this as women that our objection to a women feeding her baby is that if a woman breast doesn't fit into the narrow definition of how a breast *should* look (thanks p0rn, mass media, air brushing etc etc), that we use that as the basis to our derision? I can't help but wonder if the customer had a perky b cup with a socially acceptable nipple if she would have had anything to say at all. It made me both sad and disgusted at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    a huge saggy breast with a nipple as big as a thumb?'.
    Hahahahhaa. That is freaking hilarious.
    Sorry SPG, but you just made me properly laugh today for the first time (and its 11:30pm, thats how sh!tty my day was)...so, not your intention, but cheers .

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    Id love to reply "well we'd better stop being friends right now, as I spend a lot of time with my big floppy boobs hanging out. and my nipples are like saucers. no sh!t"

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    Quote Originally Posted by trishalishous View Post
    Id love to reply "well we'd better stop being friends right now, as I spend a lot of time with my big floppy boobs hanging out. and my nipples are like saucers. no sh!t"
    Better than mine...they're like toes, with a fungus infection!

    Nooo not really, they are unused and fab. Like a collectable Star Wars figurine still in its original packaging. But still, at least I flop mine about only when stumbling aroundb drunk and wearing a super low cut dress/top...you know, the socially acceptable way .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonhead View Post
    Hahahahhaa. That is freaking hilarious.
    Sorry SPG, but you just made me properly laugh today for the first time (and its 11:30pm, thats how sh!tty my day was)...so, not your intention, but cheers .
    Yeah that kinda made me laugh as well lol

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    When dd was a newborn and I was out I'd feed her anywhere and everywhere. Even walking in shopping centres or supermarkets, when they're newborns you just have to do that because they eat so often. And sitting down to feed her was too akward because we were still having latching issues.
    I didn't care who was there or where I was and if my saggy boob with massive nipple fell out, oh well, I was too focused on feeding to care.

    When I see a woman doing the same thing I don't even look or care and I get it. I just don't think other people do and no point explaining because you just have to go through it to understand why someone would feed their bub at a checkout counter.

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    I really dont care where a women BF's but I do think it's polite to have a sash or something to cover up a tad.
    It wouldnt matter to me if the boobs looked like cocker spaniels ears or that or a porn star, I dont want to see it whilst Im sipping on my latte in a cafe.

    I think it's just polite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily of the Nile View Post
    When dd was a newborn and I was out I'd feed her anywhere and everywhere. Even walking in shopping centres or supermarkets, when they're newborns you just have to do that because they eat so often. And sitting down to feed her was too akward because we were still having latching issues.
    I didn't care who was there or where I was and if my saggy boob with massive nipple fell out, oh well, I was too focused on feeding to care.

    When I see a woman doing the same thing I don't even look or care and I get it. I just don't think other people do and no point explaining because you just have to go through it to understand why someone would feed their bub at a checkout counter.
    I get that sometimes you have to feed whenever wherever you are,and that somewhere along the line someone is possibly going to get a nipple flash as you attach babe...but its not that difficult to just drape a sash over ones shoulder afterwards.

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    If her objection was that it was an ugly boob, and that if it was a pretty boob it would have been ok, then that's just not cricket...

    Sorry, but the description made me laugh too! In the antenatal classes they showed a breastfeeding video, and THAT was a thumb-like nipple. Now that I've breastfed for 17 months over 2 babes, I know that's just what it looks like when it immediately leaves the babies mouth. It was pretty startling to me at first. I have very small ones...

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    I had a similar conversation(boarder line argument) the other weekend with my BIL...
    He was saying it is gross for a mother to breastfeed in public and that if his child needed to eat he would expect my sister to sit in a corner or somewhere out of the way and do it?!?! argh made me SO mad! I felt sorry for my sister as she is hoping to breastfeed and I'm not sure she had heard his opinion on public feeding.

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