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    Default Parents of 11 year old boys...

    My 11 year old son is having a sleep over, just wondering if you think it is appropriate to breastfeed in front of his friends...dont really want to hide in the bedroom.

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    unless i knew the parents personal views on the matter i would but if didnt then no i would not

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    I should probably ask...but feel silly

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    Hell YES you should just feed. I would ask and I wouldn't hide, he is coming into your home. His parents know you have a bub so they would know that your bub need to fed.

    I feed all the time in front of my son friends (he is 13) and at his school. I have never had a parent, child, teacher say anything but nice comments.
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    I don't think there is ever a time when you should hide in your room.

    Just think you are normalising breastfeeding for them. Your baby is hungry and needs to be fed. Simple.

    I have a 13yr old who would probably just look the other way.

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    Subbing - I've wondered what I would do / say if I had to bf around a child that is old enough to know what's going on. The only child I'm around often is my 3-year old niece who is now obsessed with breastfeeding and keeps asking her mum to bf her haha...

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    The boys might feel a little awkward but you shouldn't have to hide in your room if your baby is hungry. If it were me I'd like sit on a further couch than them in the lounge room or maybe relax in another room reading my phone or something. Just be normal and casual about it really though.


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    Don't hide! lol

    My 11 year old had 2 friends over and I fed bub as usual. They didn't think anything of it, it's good for them to see it treated normally..

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    You're feeding your baby in your house. No brainer.

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    Please don't hide in your room.
    For all the reasons pp have mentioned.
    It is normal, natural and not at all creepy to feed your own child in your home where you are comfortable.
    It will not in anyway harm an 11 year old boy to see a mother bfing her child.

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