Poll: Would you breastfeed in public?

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    Yes. I started 23 years ago. I don't bother with parents rooms unless i am with another woman that prefers to use them.

    I have been told off a few times back in the day but it never stopped me feeding.

    I have fed pretty much everywhere. In churchs, in schools, while pushing a full trolley etc. I cant think of anywhere that i go that i haven't fed.

    I fed my kids up until they were 2 and fed them publicly until they weaned.

    All up i think i have approx 11 and 1/2 years combined.

    Oh and i don't use covers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabrew View Post
    I can recall an older lady stroking my daughter's cheek while i breastfed her in a cafe đŸ˜²
    I had a similar incident with a male teacher i didnt like in the school yard. After he start to stroke bubs head i said i was feeding and he said yeah i know but he just so cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    Yes. I started 23 years ago. I don't bother with parents rooms unless i am with another woman that prefers to use them.

    I have been told off a few times back in the day but it never stopped me feeding.

    I have fed pretty much everywhere. In churchs, in schools, while pushing a full trolley etc. I cant think of anywhere that i go that i haven't fed.

    I fed my kids up until they were 2 and fed them publicly until they weaned.

    All up i think i have approx 11 and 1/2 years combined.

    Oh and i don't use covers.
    I had to laugh when you said you've fed everywhere. Me too. Dentists chair while getting a check up and hairdressers while getting my haircut would be my weirdest spots.

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    Yes Yes Yes.
    I love baby wearing and often fed while walking around nothing was ever exposed but I did got harassed by people for it. This was 11 years ago now but I plan to feed when baby is hungry no matter where I am.
    Last edited by AmbivertMumma; 06-06-2017 at 14:53. Reason: spelling error

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    yep! have done, and will continue to do so!
    2yrs 2 months and "still" feeding. he's wearing a size 4 in clothing, so Definately not small.
    ive fed at school, in assembly,at his older brothers swimming lessons, at the drs, at specialists, in harvey norman, woolies, coles, big w, cafes, restraunts, funeral.... absolutely anywhere he wants it! walking through the supermarket with him cradled in my arms at 18months, feeding.
    ive even pulled a chair from kmarts outdoor setting area, and sat us down to feed... i have big boobs and don't use covers... i wear singlets with baggy tops. singlet comes down, top goes up and very little is seen.

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    Well, it feels awkward when people are looking at you strangely so I most of the time manage to get some place where nobody is watching.

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    I would really like to breastfeed in public. I've made my own nursing cover and I would try to be as discreet as possible, however I'm still anxious about the potential for encountering people out there who feel the need to make negative comments. I think I'll mostly be in public with other mothers and/or DH after the baby is born, so hopefully I'll be okay and feel comfortable enough to breastfeed. I'm also going to try expressing milk, which might help with providing another feeding option.

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    When I had my first Bub I was exclusively breastfeeding him... I wouldn't feed him in front of anyone... I was too embarrassed I'd go to a room by myself etc....

    Before I knew it I didn't care... I literally would feed him anywhere... I'd be paying for something at the checkout with him breastfeeding in one arm and my free arm using the eftpos machine... food courts, shops, parks, absolutely anywhere...

    One day I was doing my usual one arm holding him while breastfeeding and using my free arm to validate my ticket on the bus... nice big bus full of people distracted him from feeding and he immediately sat up and stopped drinking leaving my breast exposed and milk spraying everywhere.... lol probs my most embarrassing moment to date but not embarrassing enough to make me more discreet

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    Yes I would and I do. Although it's easier to feed at home right now.

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    Yep dd is only 4 months but still in cafes parks if she wants to feed. I feed her at first I would go hide but now blah what ever! Lol i even feed in dr surgery dr was talking to me then looked and was like oh your feeding her I thought she was asleep lol! Benefits of small boobs!

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