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Radio host complains about breastfeeding in public

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
A radio host in South Carolina says that nursing mothers should breastfeed their babies in the car or on the commode. She also says nursing mothers can feed their baby while driving to an eating establishment (though she recants this statement later). Then she proposes that there should be a public indecency law for nursing in public, when the SC law states exactly the opposite.

Listen here (about 6 minutes into the show and discussed for about 25 minutes) if you want to hear something infuriating:

http://newsradioword.everyzing.com/m...he-morning.htm

Also, Lisa Rollins gives her e-mail address several times during the program. You can e-mail her at lrollins [at] entercom [dot] com
post #2 of 24
Wha?

Yes, I've breastfed on the toilet but out of necessity not choice

Feeding your baby and driving sounds like a recipe for disaster
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
Here's the e-mail I sent. I was tempted to send her some pictures of me nursing DD, but that might have been taking things a bit too far.

Dear Lisa,

You may think breastfeeding in public is in poor taste, but I think your comments are in poor taste for several reasons.

1. You state that breastfeeding in public is indecent and should be regulate. Thankfully South Carolina law PROTECTS the nursing mother and her baby's right to breastfeed anywhere. The exact law states:

S.C. Code Ann. § 63-5-40 (2005) provides that a woman may breastfeed her child in any location where the mother is authorized to be and that the act of breastfeeding is not considered indecent exposure. (2008 HB 4747)

2. You state that you chose not to breastfeed, and that is clear by your suggestions for breastfeeding mothers to feed in the car or in the bathroom. Would you eat in the bathroom, or in the car while your friends were eating inside? Why should this woman be expected to do this. Breastfeeding babies need to eat more than bottle-feeding babies. This is due to the unique composition of human milk. Most breastfeeding babies do not follow a specific schedule, and doctors recommend that breastfed babies be fed on demand, rather than on a schedule. Many breastfed babies (such as my own) refuse to drink any milk from a bottle, and many women have difficulty pumping. Letting the baby breastfeed wherever and whenever needed simply makes more sense.

3. You admit that this woman was not overly exposing herself or trying to draw attention to herself. You probably saw more skin from ladies walking around in summer sundresses and more breast on billboards on your way to Chikfila. The mother breastfeeding is doing something appropriate with her breasts, as opposed to the ladies on the billboards or the ladies wearing immodest summer attire. Why is there so much discrimination against the breastfeeding woman rather than the others.

I will continue to nurse my children in public (an 18 month old and a baby on the way in September), and I have nursed and will keep nursing in church and in restaurants. If it bothers you, mind your own business and eat your chicken sandwich and waffle fries.
post #4 of 24
Excellent I love the last sentence
post #5 of 24
and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the last sentence!

p.s. now I'm hungry for some chickfila sandwich or nuggets!
post #6 of 24
Oh my gosh!! "nursing mothers and the Le leche league might disagree with me..."

you think?!

nursing on the toilette sounds so hygienic.

I love the guy on the show though.
post #7 of 24

The bathroom stall

How inappropriate and so RUDE of me to take up a bathroom stall for 20 min to feed my baby. I just couldn't do that to someone who had to go.
post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by rlmueller View Post
How inappropriate and so RUDE of me to take up a bathroom stall for 20 min to feed my baby. I just couldn't do that to someone who had to go.
Right? If I HAVE TO GO, there better not be someone sitting on the toliet eating!

Love the letter above. LOVE the last sentence.

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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by rlmueller View Post
How inappropriate and so RUDE of me to take up a bathroom stall for 20 min to feed my baby. I just couldn't do that to someone who had to go.
Totally! If there's a line I'll even tuck and do my belt outside of the stall so that I don't take up an extra 10 seconds.
post #10 of 24
She thinks we should be discreet and stay at home. WOW.
post #11 of 24

Radio host complains about breastfeeding in public

I can't even believe this woman. About 6 minutes in she starts spewing her ignorance. Be forewarned though that its infuriating to hear her.

She goes as far as to say "Why didn't this woman breastfeed her baby on the way here in the car?" lol or my personal favorite, be decent and just don't leave the house if you're a nursing mother

I'm surprised this hasn't made its way here yet!

http://newsradioword.everyzing.com/m...he-morning.htm
post #12 of 24
I was just about to post this..

IN her next breath.. she talks about FREEDOM!... you have the freedom to breastfeed your child.. just don't leave your house...
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post #14 of 24
O.o Dis-gus-ting!
post #15 of 24
Messaged them.
post #16 of 24
There was a thread about this already and so I've merged the two.

Please take a few moments to review the Lactivism forum guidelines. As disturbing as this is, the purpose of this forum is breastfeeding advocacy, not namecalling or character assassination, no matter how deserved. Please feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns.
post #17 of 24
This is absolutely crazy.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
There was a thread about this already and so I've merged the two.

Please take a few moments to review the Lactivism forum guidelines. As disturbing as this is, the purpose of this forum is breastfeeding advocacy, not namecalling or character assassination, no matter how deserved. Please feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns.
I honestly don't know how I missed a thread on this. I swear I tried looking because I thought for SURE there'd be one already.

Sorry about that!
post #19 of 24
The other day DD needed a diaper change at the mall. I took her to the changing station in the bathroom.

Let me tell you... that bathroom was so nasty that I was kind of disgusted to even change her diaper in there.

Then I thought about all the people suggesting we nurse our babies in bathrooms. I'm not sure I had completely appreciated how DISGUSTING that is until that moment.

Even the "mother's room" at my local BRU smelled like the dirty diaper trash had been rotting in there for months.

Ugh.
post #20 of 24
I'm listening to this right now and I'm furious!
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