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post #121 of 178
Though I *personally* have not been hassled for breastfeeding, I was witness to my very discreet, modest friend being told at the pool (with bikini-clad teens everywhere!) that she needed to cover up if she was going to "do that."

I think most people are supportive of (or indifferent to) breastfeeding, but the ones who aren't? Wow, they can be snarky.

The trouble is, even for a mom totally comfortable with NIP, the automatic reaction when someone hassles her is to be embarrassed, shocked, mortified, upset, even when she *knows* she's in the right.

I'd like to think that if someone criticized me for NIP I'd have the presence of mind to stay cool and calm and not take it personally, but it's so easy to get flustered! I *hope* I'd say, "Hi, I'm Jen. I'm not trying to upset you, I'm just feeding my baby. Do you have children?" but I'd probably me more likely to leap to being upset myself.
post #122 of 178
I've never had a bad NIP situation, though I've never been a bit NIP'er. I SAH and we don't really go out for long enough for him to need to nip.
But I have nursed him on planes and in airports, an in the occasional restaurant. Never got a reaction.

Oh wait! I did get a reaction once- I was nursing in the car in a parking lot, and there were some guys in a car across the way that seemed really interested in what I was doing. Kinda disturbing, but I sincerely doubt they had any anti-nip thoughts.
I think I still count as never having a bad NIP experience.
post #123 of 178
Over 5 years of nursing (and still going!), and no negative NIP experiences so far.
post #124 of 178
I never have!

I *almost* had a target person usher me into a dressing room but I explained to her that if I nursed my dd in there, my ds would escape and I wouldnt be able to catch him.

She shook her head.

Had she said anything else, my dh would have heard about it and sued.

I swear, he is just hoping someone will kick me out of someplace so he can sue them.

I think he's lawsuit happy. damn FL.
post #125 of 178
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Originally Posted by Deva33mommy View Post
Oh wait! I did get a reaction once- I was nursing in the car in a parking lot, and there were some guys in a car across the way that seemed really interested in what I was doing. Kinda disturbing, but I sincerely doubt they had any anti-nip thoughts.
I think I still count as never having a bad NIP experience.
They just wanted to see boob. :

Thats what I think most of the time-that people are just trying to see some nipple.
post #126 of 178
I have never, ever had a negative experience while NIP. And I've done it pretty much everywhere.
post #127 of 178
I didn't do it very often for personal reasons but whenever I have done it, I never got a bad reaction. I'm not sure anyone even knew I was NIP when I did do it.

The one single experience I can think of is when I was in court and dd was hungry. I went to try and nurse her but she was fighting it. (Nursing was not easy for us at that point). My ex gave me an incrdibly nasty look but didn't actually say anything. Not another person in the courtroom gave more than a cursery glance or made a comment. I don't count that as a negative NIPing experience because it seemed more personal and not about NIPing, necessarily.
post #128 of 178
I scared one of dh's single friends once, but it wasn't negative. He was just very very freaked out that he had leaned in and rubbed the ds's head and was millimeters from my boob. He didn't look at me for weeks I must give off a serious "don't mess with me vibe" because I've nursed everywhere.
post #129 of 178
I've been nursing for over 18 months now and have never had a problem. Lucky for the person who might think about causing a problem, I say. :
post #130 of 178
never a word/problem here
post #131 of 178
I nursed three children and never had a rude comment. My priest actually encouraged me to nurse in church rather than go into the hallway. The church ended up putting rocking chairs on the sides and in the rear of church for the comfort of families. Then, a group of grandmother-aged women made beautiful quilts to hang on them.
I nursed on airplanes, schools, my college campus, festivals...
post #132 of 178
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I scared one of dh's single friends once, but it wasn't negative. He was just very very freaked out that he had leaned in and rubbed the ds's head and was millimeters from my boob. He didn't look at me for weeks
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post #133 of 178
Nursing now for 22 months........ in 3 countries and 7 states - Not so much as a rude glance!!!!! Smiles are the most common reaction if any.
post #134 of 178
Can't recall a bad experience.... and I nursed all over... east coast, west coast, bible belt, mountains, Canada, airplanes, shopping, walking, bars, in front on my kayaking students in a wetsuit, in warehouse parties, churches, cities, suburbs etc.

My favorite good experience was when I thanked my live in 20 something bachelor BIL for being so cool about the constant boob exposure, and he just looked and me and said "of course I'm OK with it. You're a mom."
post #135 of 178
I never have. The cosmic universe knows not to mess with me!
post #136 of 178
Nothing here, at least nothing that I've noticed. DD is only 17 months though.
post #137 of 178
Nope. Only joyful experiences nursing, even as a toddler. Everywhere, airports, airplanes, restaurants, park, zoo, doctors offices, dentist office. Oh, except with my parents. They think nursing is for babies only.

I loved when ds at age 4 would ask to nurse when stressed during my mom's visit. At the dinner table no less.


Pat
post #138 of 178
nope. I was concerned about needing to nurse the twins in my son's first grade class room. I think it was fine. No one said anything and the kids didn't notice. One boy with a new baby commented that two babies must be hard work and what if they want to eat at the same time. I just replied that it all works out and smiled at his mom.
post #139 of 178
I've only nursed one baby but NIP'ed a lot. Never a bad experience.... but my mom had some issues once. She's normally very cool but we were at a very busy location sitting right in the midst of everything. I covered to latch and then put the blanket down. My mom was sitting next to me and looking right over my shoulder...she could see a lot of the action and she was like 'do you think you should cover up?'.... I told her "stop looking!!"....we were laughing.
post #140 of 178
No, I've never had a negative experience, either. I suppose I have had a few instances where I could sense that people nearby were a bit tense or embarrassed by it, but no one has ever done or said anything--not even a dirty look.
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