I feed in public, but my problem is with expressing breast milk at work! I can't whip the pump out at a café. The parents rooms are tiny, stinky baby change rooms. Or I've been told to use the disabled toilets. It's still a toilet, damnit! I'm not going to prepare my dinner in the loo so why should I pump and bottle my baby's dinner there?
waterlily I felt the same once dd hit 12 months.
I was a proud breastfeeder initially but as she got older it started to feel like more of a private thing between us- and I thought people would judge thinking that shes old enough now to either stop or wait till we get home.
I still feed my two year old wherever I am. I keep forgetting that people don't think it's normal and I should be ashamed, it's just normal for us. I don't even use a cover, clearly I'm an exhibitionist! Hahaha
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I totally agree with the sentiment of this article. It's totally unacceptable for women to be expected to feed their babies in a toilet/nursing room that stinks like a toilet.
That being said ... I politley and respectfully wonder how many women use a stinky public toilet with pee and what not on be floor, then don't take their shoes off when they enter their house that their bub is crawling around in......?...
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