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    Default Would you breastfeed in public?

    Saw a lady breastfeeding in the centre of the shopping centre today. It was really lovely actually - she had knocked her shopping bag over as she changed position and another lady stopped to repack the bag telling her just to sit and keep feeding.

    Anyway - I know a lot of people are / were / would be comfortable feeding in public - and lots who arent. if the parent rooms were full (or yucky) ... would you feed in public?

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    I wouldn't because I have large boobs and would be uncomfortable exposing them in public, and I find it hard to use a cover. However I have no problem with other people feeding in public and I actually thinks it's quite nice to see women who are so confident happily feeding their babies in public, it always makes me smile.

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    Yup. Frequently. I walk around feeding. I'm pretty discreet about it, but don't put a cover over. I've got my technique down pat so there's no flashing at any point from unclipping to clipping back up.

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    Yep. Babies drink breast milk, if they are hungry then you feed them. Any jerk or prude who had the gall to say something would cop a mouthful.

    I certainly don't judge those that wouldn't be comfortable, sadly society has taught us we should be ashamed for bfing in public but is more than ok with a woman with everything but the nips hanging out of a revealing shirt.

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    It never occurred to me not to if it was necessary. That said, I would always try to be organised and if going to the shops would usually give bub a top up in the car before going in (winter babies so warm and convenient) so bub would be content in the pram while I went about my business.

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    I did yes. First baby I was a bit shy about it for a few months. By the time I got to my last baby I was so relaxed I just latched and continued on with my shopping. I didn't even sit down while they fed...no time for that with a house full of small humans!

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    Yep. If my babies want a feed they get it. I don't believe in hiding away to feed them and certainly wouldn't cover their heads. I remember the first time I breastfed my first child in public and having difficulty trying to get him to latch while being under a cover. My aunt asked why the hell I felt the need to cover and since then I have never thought twice about it.

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    Yes I would and I do. Although it's easier to feed at home right now as mr 5 months is a total stickybeak and too busy watching people to feed properly while out!
    When DS was new I went Xmas shopping and had him feeding in the carrier, nobody would even have known. I don't use a cover, but keep a spew cloth handy and just lay it over my chest if feeling too exposed.
    I've had nothing but support for feeding in public, from women and men.
    I've had my response to criticism of feeding in public all ready since i fed DD but so far haven't had to use it.
    Went to a party when DS was new and sat in the hostesses lounge with 4 other feeding mums, 3 breast 2 bottle, we all chatted and bonded over our babies. It was quite lovely.

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    Yes I did but only if I was in the company of other mums or my DH. I fed for 14 long months using a nipple shield for every feed so I did kind of have to get my whole boob out to get the shield on right and get dd on right. Every.freaking.time so for that reason I felt more comfortable with my peeps around me.

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    Yes, I was really uncomfortable with DS but that was because it didn't work & was totally awkward! With DD I did all the time, I was much more comfortable with exposing myself! But that was because BFing DD was easy #3 is due in 10 weeks & I plan to BF If it works for both of us


 

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