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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    I spent a bit of time living in North-East Arnhem land in the Northern Territory, and the Aboriginal people there put no sexual connotation on breasts whatsoever, so you would regularly see women walking around the supermarket with a toddler on hip (no stigma about feeding toddlers either) with a long saggy breast between the childs hands having a suckle. There was no shame or embarrassment, few of the women wore a bra (they didnt care if their breast were no longer perky, since it was purely a child feeding device) and I think it was delightful to see. Just a baby taking the nutrition it needs from it mother. Simple. There really shouldn't be much more thought given to it than that.
    That's awesome. That's how I grew up seeing breasts. I remember as a kid I would watch my aunties feeding their babies and toddlers.. It was more of a help yourself deal lol.. Nobody cared, the men weren't put off, nobody was grossed out.. I wish breats could still be seen everywhere like that, but I have a feeling its never going to be that way again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    I spent a bit of time living in North-East Arnhem land in the Northern Territory, and the Aboriginal people there put no sexual connotation on breasts whatsoever, so you would regularly see women walking around the supermarket with a toddler on hip (no stigma about feeding toddlers either) with a long saggy breast between the childs hands having a suckle. There was no shame or embarrassment, few of the women wore a bra (they didnt care if their breast were no longer perky, since it was purely a child feeding device) and I think it was delightful to see. Just a baby taking the nutrition it needs from it mother. Simple. There really shouldn't be much more thought given to it than that.
    That sounds awesome maybe that's why Ive never really seen my boobs as sexual and they dont really play a big part in my s.ex life must be my Aboriginal heritage
    I must be naive but I've never seen a women leave boobs out before or after feeding not even accidental exposure. I never really accidentally exposed boobs either. I actually expose more in my swimmers

    It annoys me that women are allowed to walk around in hot pants with their ars.e cheeks literally hanging out. Low cut tops with barely niples covered. Hipster pants so low they are barely covering pub!c area. They are allowed to walk around beaches topless and g strings. Nothing is said no one cares. No fb status are updated etc however attach a baby to a boob that actually less is shown than many tops and swimwear and it's all of a sudden "disgusting" and gets worse as the bub gets older


    Just to add I dont really care what women wear in public just using an example

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    I agree that no woman should be shammed to cover up while out in shops,etc. personally i prefer covering up as i feel uncomfortable when men look at me bf, but thats my choice .
    A couple of months ago i was at a friends party, all the women were in one room and men in another. DD was hungry so i started bfing her . and this other guest ( another friends mum) just said '' why r u doing that here?!! go to a room and feed her. its not polite to feed in a gathering and offensive'. now if she had come over to me and quietly told me this,i wouldnt have been that offended. but she said it infront of everyone and i was SOOOOO embarassed . Luckily my friend said she as host was ok with me bfing there and that shut the lady up.. but i ended up going to a separate room anyway as was just made to feel humiliated

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    Quote Originally Posted by samar81 View Post
    I agree that no woman should be shammed to cover up while out in shops,etc. personally i prefer covering up as i feel uncomfortable when men look at me bf, but thats my choice .
    A couple of months ago i was at a friends party, all the women were in one room and men in another. DD was hungry so i started bfing her . and this other guest ( another friends mum) just said '' why r u doing that here?!! go to a room and feed her. its not polite to feed in a gathering and offensive'. now if she had come over to me and quietly told me this,i wouldnt have been that offended. but she said it infront of everyone and i was SOOOOO embarassed . Luckily my friend said she as host was ok with me bfing there and that shut the lady up.. but i ended up going to a separate room anyway as was just made to feel humiliated
    That's appalling so sorry you had that experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by samar81 View Post
    I agree that no woman should be shammed to cover up while out in shops,etc. personally i prefer covering up as i feel uncomfortable when men look at me bf, but thats my choice .
    A couple of months ago i was at a friends party, all the women were in one room and men in another. DD was hungry so i started bfing her . and this other guest ( another friends mum) just said '' why r u doing that here?!! go to a room and feed her. its not polite to feed in a gathering and offensive'. now if she had come over to me and quietly told me this,i wouldnt have been that offended. but she said it infront of everyone and i was SOOOOO embarassed . Luckily my friend said she as host was ok with me bfing there and that shut the lady up.. but i ended up going to a separate room anyway as was just made to feel humiliated
    I can imagine that would of offended me but I'd be hard pressed not to get on my soap box and having a response back.
    I'm sorry you had to deal with that! I hope you don't have another one. What did you say back? I might of said well why don't you go sit in another room if your uncomfortable with it? As me and bub are quite clearly comfortable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Pink-Hen View Post
    I can imagine that would of offended me but I'd be hard pressed not to get on my soap box and having a response back.
    I'm sorry you had to deal with that! I hope you don't have another one. What did you say back? I might of said well why don't you go sit in another room if your uncomfortable with it? As me and bub are quite clearly comfortable
    I was to shocked to say aything! no one has ever said something like before. my friend had replied to her straight away..i just gave her a filthy look and went to another room. i was latter i thought of something to say but thought i wont stoop to her level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    I spent a bit of time living in North-East Arnhem land in the Northern Territory, and the Aboriginal people there put no sexual connotation on breasts whatsoever, so you would regularly see women walking around the supermarket with a toddler on hip (no stigma about feeding toddlers either) with a long saggy breast between the childs hands having a suckle. There was no shame or embarrassment, few of the women wore a bra (they didnt care if their breast were no longer perky, since it was purely a child feeding device) and I think it was delightful to see. Just a baby taking the nutrition it needs from it mother. Simple. There really shouldn't be much more thought given to it than that.
    thats so lovely!
    Ive lived in another culture where the women show very little skin (some wear gloves even) yet they boob in 'public' (eating places, schools, and the park, but not shopping centres/offices or markets)
    It was refreshing to not have the sexual connotations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Ultimately everytime a woman breastfeeds without a sash or blanket we are doing the world a service. Everytime it happens it becomes less shocking and more normal. I live in hope one day nobody will be scared or ashamed of feeding their babies in public.
    Very true!
    I still walk around feeding dd in the shopping centre and she's 16 months. I am proud of myself for continuing to publicly breastfeed even though it seems the general consensus is that you should cover up. I will feed my baby any time and anywhere she needs it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    I spent a bit of time living in North-East Arnhem land in the Northern Territory, and the Aboriginal people there put no sexual connotation on breasts whatsoever, so you would regularly see women walking around the supermarket with a toddler on hip (no stigma about feeding toddlers either) with a long saggy breast between the childs hands having a suckle. There was no shame or embarrassment, few of the women wore a bra (they didnt care if their breast were no longer perky, since it was purely a child feeding device) and I think it was delightful to see. Just a baby taking the nutrition it needs from it mother. Simple. There really shouldn't be much more thought given to it than that.
    Yep thats where I spent my most informative years and am so grateful for the experience. Breastfeeding is so normal, boobs are on display all the time and no-one cares- men, women, children- no-one bats an eyelid, its so lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiplusthree View Post
    No wonder there is PND.. No matter what a mother tries to do right, no matter how much pressure and stress she is already under, there is still always people out there dealing with NONE of the responsibility or troubles she is, deciding they no better or that she is doing SOMETHING wrong.
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    This is the one thing that's stood out most for me in this whole thread. Instead of worrying about if a breast is showing, if a baby is bottlefed, whether the parents choose CC/CIO or cuddle their little ones to sleep, isn't it just time we congratulate each other for getting through not only the pregnancy, but every single stressful minute that each and every one of us feels from the moment they are born. If a baby is happy and healthy why can't we just celebrate each other despite the opposing opinions - because it's a bloody tough job.

    Yes my rant got slightly off topic, but seriously - a mother is nourishing her baby and you're upset about a boob? Sheesh!

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