Nope, unnecessarily exposing yourself in front of other mothers and their husbands is carry on. And I mean unnecessary. Not the average breastfeeding that most of us do. I'm big busted and I can feed my an without having to show the world all I've got. What I meant by carry on is sitting with a group of people at a lunch, most of which you would never have met before, their husbands there and then oh hello, full breasts popped out, no warning or, don't mind me I'm just going to feed bubs, just popped out for a good minute or so while they pick up baby and get comfortable.
That to me is carry on.
I think there's only so much you can expect of people you don't know.
i wouldn't expect a man or woman I barely knew to feel comfortable with me sitting there over a lunch table with my breasts hanging out.
Yeah look, what I meant by insensitive was dangling your boobies in front of the husbands of women who aren't breastfeeding their babies because they just couldn't.
Thats insensitive to other mothers in my mind.
If there's any women on here who couldn't breastfeed their child and is still upset about it, how would you feel if at a mothers group one mother just whipped them out and fed her child in front of you and your DH ?
Now look I'm going off an experience I've had, and these particular mothers were not in a hurry to get the child latched on if you know what I mean.
I'm talking extreme behaviour not the average breast feeder,sorry if I'm not making myself clear, I've got two children pillow fighting on the bed behind me.
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I personally never announced or excused myself for breastfeeding - I didn't like to draw attention and didn't feel like i needed permission to feed.
Well done to all involved especially Atropos and GreenMama. My power decided to cut out at 7:30 so I missed the interview (grr after suffering through half a morning of Sunrise), but from what I've seen on the net you did a brilliant job Atropos.
I've got to say, all I've ever wanted is a baby of my own, and I fully intend on breastfeeding them. But I've never found it insensitive when my breastfeeding friends (who know we're TTC) feed their baby. After all, when a baby needs to be fed, you feed them, right?
ETA: My DD refused outright to take a bottle and I really REALLY wanted to give her a bottle of EBM sometimes. She was a ferocious booby monster and would fed for hours on end, it affected my mental and physical health. By your logic should a bottlefeeding Mummy not feed in front of me for fear of offending me?
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