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Should mothers be allowed to BF in public?

post #1 of 47
Thread Starter 
I have no idea why they are having this poll when the laws have already decided this, but here ya go! Please vote

http://www.katu.com/news/news_poll_your_turn.asp

ETA updated link to poll and news story http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=88067
post #2 of 47
post #3 of 47
I voted NO WAY!

Just kidding :
post #4 of 47
Wtf?!!!
post #5 of 47
Keep voting!!!! Right now it's 78% for, 22% against. Let's get the "for" percentage up!!!
post #6 of 47
I just voted annd now it's 81% yes.
post #7 of 47
Funny- Portland OR is where the BWing conference is being held this week. If they cover the story, I'm sure they will see NIP all over the place
post #8 of 47
Allowed? Stupid, stupid, stupid. :
post #9 of 47
ditto the pp...allowed? Try to stop me! And it's already 'allowed' (if you want to go there).

81% to 19%
post #10 of 47
"Allowed," eh? Well f-you too, KATU!

I want to know what the 19% voting "no" would suggest as an alternative. Burquas? Government-mandated formula feeding?
post #11 of 47
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Originally Posted by BelgianSheepDog
"Allowed," eh? Well f-you too, KATU!

I want to know what the 19% voting "no" would suggest as an alternative. Burquas? Government-mandated formula feeding?
I'm been on several forums the past few days and the minority against it want us breastfeeding moms to ....
A) stay home
B) cover up with a huge blanket
C) pump and bottle feed
D) use formula while in public
E) nurse in the restroom,car,etc away from people
G) go to jail for nursing past 2 : yep someone said that then tried to post sexual abuse info saying BFing was abuse.
post #12 of 47
Ugh. I read on salon.com not too long ago about a woman who was taken to court for abuse because she developed a photo of her nursing her baby--an older baby, I think about 18 months, but still, that's insane. The charges were eventually dropped but still, crazy.

If these folks want to force me to accomodate their neuroses, they should pay for it. Because sheesh, their preference for my invisibility is uncomfortable and EXPENSIVE! I want them to buy me the bottles, bottle sterilizing gadget, the NICEST hospital-grade pump on the market, a blanket made of soft, breathable cashmere--in our favorite shade of lavender, natch--and a car--a red Prius would be nice, but I'd settle for any hybrid.

And if they would prefer I just used formula in public, they better pay for that, too, and do the laundry that results.
post #13 of 47
allowed? WTF?:
post #14 of 47
forgot to add that it is currently 80% for and 20% against.
post #15 of 47
Thread Starter 
Well, in addition to voting I sent an email to station management saying that I'm offended they even have this poll up when their question has already been decided by law! I told them I thought the whole point was to divide people and that BFing is natural, it's the formula feeders who should be gawked at! I'm sure it won't accomplish much, they'll probably just chalk me up as some "dirty footed tree hugger" according to DH. But hey, I just regurgitate facts, don't shoot the messenger, KWIM
post #16 of 47
82% to 18% now.
I'd like to know what kind of monkeys are voting that we shouldn't be "allowed" to nurse in public?? :
post #17 of 47
Um..... DUH. :
(to them, not you guys)

How about "should people be ALLOWED to eat peanut butter?" lol! IMO, the question they asked is just as stupid.
post #18 of 47
voted
post #19 of 47
I'd like to meet one of those voting against so I can squirt them with some breastmilk.
post #20 of 47
I voted just to see the results - pleased to note the vast majority voted yes
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