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    Default Boycott or Nurse-In?

    In YOUR opinion, what would be more effective?

    Just saw the thread about the nurse in at the cafe and I am wondering if a nurse in was more effective than a boycott. Not just in this instance but in any instance where breastfeeding was poo-pooed.

    What do YOU think and why?

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    I don't think either would make a difference...

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    I believe nurse-in. It's extremely difficult to get people to boycott things, look at Nestle, people have been asking others to boycott them for decades and they're still huge.

    The nurse-ins are a great form of protest. They are shedding light on the laws and making people aware that it is illegal to ask a nursing mother to move and/or cover up.

    I believe protests have more success with making change. This is why we have many of the rights we do today.

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    I don't think either will really make much of a difference, though an active protest (nurse in) would make the mothers feel better than boycotting.


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    Whilst I think what the woman said was disgusting, I don't think either a nurse in or boycott will achieve anything. The nurse in is only likely to draw more attention to the cafe. Great publicity for them!

    I think her sharing it on facebook and it getting shared around between mothers etc is probably plenty enough.

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    Well, nurse in, obviously. A boycott would give the owner what they want- a bf free zone. Bf mums should be accepted everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    Whilst I think what the woman said was disgusting, I don't think either a nurse in or boycott will achieve anything. The nurse in is only likely to draw more attention to the cafe. Great publicity for them!

    I think her sharing it on facebook and it getting shared around between mothers etc is probably plenty enough.
    Terrible publicity actually. Have a look online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    I don't think either would make a difference...
    So what would your suggestion be?

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    Okay, my view may be controversial, but this is it.
    I think everyone needs to move on. I breastfeed, but don't seem to get outraged by these comments like everyone else. There are always going to be varying opinions in the world, I do not agree with a lot of them, I do think breastfeeding wherever and wherever is great (and do it), but if I were told off for breastfeeding in public I wouldn't get outraged and demand a nurse-in or media presence, I would just continue feeding and quietly leave. You are not going to change people's views - especially those who have never/will never breastfeed. There will always be people who sexualise it, call it disgusting, but seriously are we going to have a big public uproar every time this happens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Nurse-in because it draws public attention to the issue at hand, if just one person learns that discriminating against breastfeeding mothers is unacceptable it is a win IMO
    Not agreeing or disagreeing.....just a thought on this....but what about the people it annoys and make turned off BF? By thrusting it in the public peoples face again and again surely its bound to annoy and then does the opposite of what is intended?


 

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