+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 38
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,713
    Thanks
    296
    Thanked
    192
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Oh gosh.. i know i will get flamed, but no i personally dont think its appropriate.. Yes i know its.natural, its food etc but the boys might be embarrassed.. My 12 yo step son would be.

    Sent from my GT-I9100T using BubHub

  2. #12
    ~Marigold~'s Avatar
    ~Marigold~ is offline You make me happy, when skies are grey
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    7,039
    Thanks
    9,662
    Thanked
    4,985
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Unless those boys are going to hide in their rooms while they eat, then your baby shouldn't, either
    There's no shame in feeding your child

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    21,654
    Thanks
    15,094
    Thanked
    11,267
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    Quote Originally Posted by hopefulmama2b View Post
    Oh gosh.. i know i will get flamed, but no i personally dont think its appropriate.. Yes i know its.natural, its food etc but the boys might be embarrassed.. My 12 yo step son would be.

    Sent from my GT-I9100T using BubHub
    So if you let your child go to a friends house where the mum was breastfeeding, you would execpt her to hide to feed in her own home?

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,779
    Thanks
    327
    Thanked
    940
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Personally I would not feed in front of them but I appreciate that there are reasons for doing so and that many people will think differently to me.

    I am someone who would not feel comfortable breast feeding in public either (though I completely support a woman's right to do so, it is just not for me).

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    3,521
    Thanks
    1,318
    Thanked
    1,574
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I agree with pp about not hiding in your room, you shouldn't have too.

    But, have you considered how your son might feel? Would he be comfortable having his friend see you feeding? Do you think he may lose a friend if they feel uncomfortable or speak to they're parents about it? Is the child likely to go to school and tell everyone he saw your breasts? How would something like this impact on his life at such an impressionable age?

    You may be feeding discretely but some people out there are over dramatic and tend to blow things out of proportion.

    I know it is one of the most natural things to do but this child may not have been exposed to it before like your boy.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Ngaiz For This Useful Post:

    αληθη  (11-05-2013)

  7. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,713
    Thanks
    296
    Thanked
    192
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    So if you let your child go to a friends house where the mum was breastfeeding, you would execpt her to hide to feed in her own home?
    I have thought a bit more. In our house we have a play rm for the boys. If they were in there watching,movies then sure, i would sit in our lounge and bf, but i wouldnt plop myself next to them and do it, iykwim..

    Sent from my GT-I9100T using BubHub

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to hopefulmama2b For This Useful Post:

    Carpe diem 2013  (10-05-2013)

  9. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,713
    Thanks
    296
    Thanked
    192
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by btmac View Post
    Absolutely do not hide! As a pp said it will help normalise bf for these boys and this is the change we need. My DS1 is 18 and I feed DS2 (6.5months) in front of him and his friends (male & female). I don't go out of my way to do it in front of them but if bub is hungry and they are there so be it!! Not one of them has blinked an eye.

    It is your home please do not hide away
    Ok my issue with this is while yes, bf should be normalised its not up to the op to normalise this for the boys. What if one of the parents for culteral, religious or whatever reasons dont want their child to witness this in your home?

    Sent from my GT-I9100T using BubHub

  10. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Qld
    Posts
    26,930
    Thanks
    2,736
    Thanked
    6,743
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    I wouldn't make a big song and dance about it but its legal to feed anywhere you want in Australia... So feed in your own home as much as you want!

    I wouldn't hide away if I had male child guests over and I am certain I wouldn't care if people breastfeed in front of any child I might have.

  11. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    352
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked
    245
    Reviews
    0
    My son was 11 when my now 3yo was born, and I always breastfed in front of whatever combination of his mates who were around.

    I agree with PPs who talk about normaliding breast feeding. It's no big deal, and should be treated as such.

  12. #20
    Mod-biscotti's Avatar
    Mod-biscotti is offline Administrator Administrator
    Winner 2012 - Naughtiest/Cheekiest Mod
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    16,305
    Thanks
    1,712
    Thanked
    3,743
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fox in Sox View Post
    My son was 11 when my now 3yo was born, and I always breastfed in front of whatever combination of his mates who were around.

    I agree with PPs who talk about normaliding breast feeding. It's no big deal, and should be treated as such.
    Yes, this.

    Our now almost 16 son was 9 and 10 when his sisters were born and I fed them at the junior AFL, on the soccer sidelines, at junior tennis, at parties, during playdates and at sleepovers and I don't think anybody really even cared or even noticed to tell you the truth.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Mod-biscotti For This Useful Post:

    LoveLivesHere  (10-05-2013)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Do 4 year old boys go through hitting/screaming phase?
    By javic in forum Discipline & behaviour
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-12-2012, 14:20
  2. What Toys and Games do 4 year old boys like
    By Steph83 in forum 4 year olds
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-10-2012, 15:58
  3. Gifts for 16 year old boys?
    By missjess86 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 17-06-2012, 00:14

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Einsteinz Music
Make music at Einsteinz Music in age-appropriate class in Sydney's Inner West, Eastern Suburbs or North Shore. For ages 6 mths - 4 yrs. All music is live! Christmas Gift certificates available for full term or casual classes. Call 0431 338 143
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Philips AVENT Australia
Pregnancy and early parenthood is an exciting and challenging time, but it’s good to know there is expert advice on hand to ensure that your baby gets the best start in life.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!