I just kinda pulled it back up and I don't think I blinked. But yeah I'm sure someone was whispering 'look at that disrespectful exhibitionsit, I'm eating damn it"
I had another uncomfortable wtf moment when I was chatting to someone in the street, when I noticed her full breast had popped out of her triangle cupped halterneck dress. I was thinking surely she'll notice, but she didn't so I told her. I felt so bad for her, but I still did feel uncomfortable for that moment between noticing and telling her. You don't expect to be in a high traffic area and see someone's breast/s when they aren't out for the reasons that I've stated above.
-just to clarify, that was someone who isn't a Mum.
Last edited by atomicmama; 23-01-2013 at 12:04.
I think the story did change somewhat because I thought she was feeding a toddler at one point I thought she said she left her breasts out and the baby came to suckle only a couple of times and then she just left them out. Maybe I read that wrong in the previous pages. But when she just explain it above, I honestly do not think she was doing anything wrong.
I also think if you are going to accept breastfeeding in public, you can't have so many restrictions like 'you must do up your top in less than 30sec' I mean the minute there is a slip up or you just prefer to undo yourself first rather than wrestle with it while holding bub, I think it all needs to be acceptable if breastfeeding in public will truly be accepted.
I mentioned it because a previous poster had told of a similar story and whenever these breastfeeding stories pop up, I do wonder, having had the experience of it, how much the mother was actually showing while feeding their child . I myself have never been asked to move or cover up but knowing there are some who have absolutely no qualms about being half naked, I wondered what end of the spectrum these women who were asked to move, were on.
So I didn't bring it up to have a go at anyone here, I wondered if anyone else had encountered it, I found one poster who had and I responded.
I didn't "suggest" that a woman has to get half naked to feed her child, I
described what happened in that particular restaurant at that particular time.
I sometimes get half naked to feed my child, but I'm ALWAYS at home, why the hell would I do it anywhere else?
I know most women would be the same as me but I was describing something that I encountered and DIDN'T like because this is part of what the topic is about.
It's not an us and them attitude to feeding.
Just because I'm a breastfeeder that doesn't make me automatically accepting of half naked people, I agree, that's nothing to do with feeding and most likely a screw loose in those particular people.
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