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.
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10-05-2013 18:10 #11
10-05-2013 18:24 #12
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
10-05-2013 18:26 #13
10-05-2013 18:30 #14Senior Member
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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).
10-05-2013 18:39 #15
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.
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10-05-2013 18:50 #18
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.
10-05-2013 18:54 #19
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.
10-05-2013 19:03 #20
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.
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