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post #21 of 107
I found the North Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition and sent them a heads up!

http://nwgabfcoalition.com/
post #22 of 107
Thread Starter 

Ha, thanks! I was just about to do that. I literally had their web page up.

Okay, now I actually have to get back to my real work. I'll let you know if I hear from anyone.

post #23 of 107

Thanks for spreading the word about this.  I also sent an email to the city reminding them of the GA state law that protects breastfeeding mothers.  Hopefully if enough people respond, they will revoke this ridiculous law!

post #24 of 107

y'all are some awesome mamas! I'm trying (between juggling the needs of my littles) to either find a nurse-in or organize one. you're way ahead of me and you don't even live here! love.gif

post #25 of 107
Thread Starter 

This guy managed to get the city manager on the phone: http://www.thisdaddysblog.com/2011/05/new-law-says-breastfeeding-in-public-is.html

Here's what he had to say:

"John Parkers words to me this morning were "We don't want children that can walk around to be breastfeeding in public."

post #26 of 107
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Originally Posted by goddessjulia View Post

y'all are some awesome mamas!



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I don't live in Georgia but I'm going to send a few emails from here. Thanks for passing this along - altho it's GA it sets a precedent that would suck if passed to other cities and states.

post #27 of 107
Thread Starter 

If any of you mamas are in the Atlanta area and want to participate in a nurse-in, they're planning one over on the Kelly Mom FB page. Based on that blog entry, it's actually worse than I thought it was. They literally do want to criminalize nursing a toddler.

post #28 of 107
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Originally Posted by *MamaJen* View Post

This guy managed to get the city manager on the phone: http://www.thisdaddysblog.com/2011/05/new-law-says-breastfeeding-in-public-is.html

Here's what he had to say:

"John Parkers words to me this morning were "We don't want children that can walk around to be breastfeeding in public."



Well, gee that's interesting, and by interesting I mean completely un-freaking-believeable. I was "walking around" well before age 2, in fact I was nine months old. My nephew was walking at around 7-8 months old. This guy obviously has some unresolved issues, and I hope the state steps in and prevents him from inflicting them on innocent babies and mommas.

post #29 of 107
Wow. Do Georgia babies not walk until the day they turn two? This is so bizarre and scary.
post #30 of 107
What I don't get is WHY this would even be on anyone's radar to begin with? I mean, does this place in Georgia have thousands of breastfeeding toddlers taking over the parks and streets being breastfed all day long while mom strips to feed them?

Seriously, there are so few children breastfeeding over the age of 2, especially in the U.S. that I don't understand why there was a need to come up with this law. Obviously this is a personal agenda from one individual who was probably out at a restaurant or in a park and ONCE saw a toddler breastfeeding and thought to himself, "wow, that's disgusting! That should be illegal! How excellent for me that I am in a position to make it so!"
Edited by Tofu the Geek - 5/17/11 at 3:25pm
post #31 of 107
Edited because I don't like Fbook.
Edited by philomom - 5/24/11 at 8:01am
post #32 of 107
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Originally Posted by *MamaJen* View Post

This guy managed to get the city manager on the phone: http://www.thisdaddysblog.com/2011/05/new-law-says-breastfeeding-in-public-is.html

Here's what he had to say:

"John Parkers words to me this morning were "We don't want children that can walk around to be breastfeeding in public."

 

Ummm... my little guy is only 12 months old, but walking quite well, thank you very much.

 

I am SO sorry you are all dealing with such ignorance.

 

In solidarity,

 

Mother of a toddler who will make a point to NIP more often!

post #33 of 107
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Originally Posted by Tofu the Geek View Post

What I don't get is WHY this would even be on anyone's radar to begin with? I mean, does this place in Georgia have thousands of breastfeeding toddlers taking over the parks and streets being breastfed all day long while mom strips to feed them?


LOL! Oh we can only dream it were so! bftoddler.gif fly-by-nursing1.giffly-by-nursing2.giftoddler.gif

post #34 of 107

 

Absolutely mind-boggling! I would love to see Jon Stewart of the Daily Show do a report on this (assuming of course that he would be supportive)!

post #35 of 107
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Originally Posted by Tofu the Geek View Post

What I don't get is WHY this would even be on anyone's radar to begin with? I mean, does this place in Georgia have thousands of breastfeeding toddlers taking over the parks and streets being breastfed all day long while mom strips to feed them?

Seriously, there are so few children breastfeeding over the age of 2, especially in the U.S. that I don't understand why there was a need to come up with this law. Obviously this is a personal agenda from one individual who was probably out at a restaurant or in a park and ONCE saw a toddler breastfeeding and thought to himself, "wow, that's disgusting! That should be illegal! How excellent for me that I am in a position to make it so!"


Yeah that! I hardly ever see any children breastfeeding over the age of 1, let alone the age over 2. 
 

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Originally Posted by PatioGardener View Post

Ummm... my little guy is only 12 months old, but walking quite well, thank you very much.

 

I am SO sorry you are all dealing with such ignorance.

 

In solidarity,

 

Mother of a toddler who will make a point to NIP more often!


And yeahthat.gif

 

post #36 of 107

DS1 was barely 1 when we moved out of GA and, in the small town we lived in, rarely saw another baby NIP, much less toddler.  disappointed.gif  This is absolutely disgusting.

post #37 of 107

I think everyone in the Atlanta area who breastfeeds needs to go to one single park in atlanta and over flow it, breastfeeding in public to protest this nonsense. Who wants to organize it?! How inhumane that they would pass this law. I almost WANT to move down there just so I can cause all sorts of trouble in that city

post #38 of 107

Children can walk by 8 or 9 months old in some cases....just saying...

 

post #39 of 107

Since serious, sensible, and good suggestions have already been made:

 

Time to go walking the streets of Atlanta in bikinis..."Sorry, I'd just sit quietly over there in a regular shirt and pants and breastfeed my child, but s/he's 3 now"

post #40 of 107
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Originally Posted by *MamaJen* View Post

This guy managed to get the city manager on the phone: http://www.thisdaddysblog.com/2011/05/new-law-says-breastfeeding-in-public-is.html

Here's what he had to say:

"John Parkers words to me this morning were "We don't want children that can walk around to be breastfeeding in public."

So the goal is to avoid walking nursers, but the age limit is 2? What's going on in Atlanta that there's an epidemic of delayed walking? Shouldn't Parkers be far more concerned with the major health catastrophe?
 

 

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