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post #81 of 178
Nope, never. I nursed 3 kids, everywhere I happened to be. Over 7 years of breastfeeding (and still counting...)
post #82 of 178

I had to think hard about this one

I had to really think about this and I'm glad I did. I cannot think of a time when anyone said anything negative to me or for sure gave me a dirty look. I have have heard NIP dissed when I didn't happen to be doing it at that moment (people complaining about women doing it, not realizing that I often NIP myself). There have been quite a few times when I have paranoidly thought that I might be getting dodgy looks but I think most of the time people are just noticing, and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. One woman I only know casually commented that her ds (same age as my dd) was staring when I NIP'ed at library story time because he was surprised that other babies nurse (and I would have sworn that she had FF'ed him or long since weaned him from bf'ing). So just goes to show ya, maybe some of those "looks" are from women who are encouraged, not judging us.
post #83 of 178
I haven't run into any trouble yet.
post #84 of 178
I've only had good experiences nursing in public. I nursed dd in public until she was 3 - she's almost 5 and is still nursing at home 1-2 days/week. FWIW, I'm really not discreet about it - ok - really, who is discreet about nursing a 3 year old... You've really passed the point of using a blanket over their head...
post #85 of 178
I only had one uncomfortable experience, but for the most part I got lots of positive ones.

The best was when I was at a party in a restaurant, and I sat outside on a bench nursing DD. An elderly man was walking by with his walker, and he paused right in front of us and said, "How special for her." He smiled and kept walking. I almost cried I was so happy.
post #86 of 178
I never have either. My daughter is 18 months. Last summer we were on Mackinac Island, my daughter was 4 months then, and I was sitting on the ground nursing her in the shade. My friend said she saw some older women staring with a scowl, but I didnt see anything. I think that sort of thing I just dont notice.

I had someone say something nice to me at a restaurant. The owner/cook thanked me for nursing my daughter in his restaurant.
post #87 of 178
In 5 1/2 years of nursing, I've never had a negative experience. I've certainly had people double take, but no one has ever said anything. I am more on the modest/discreet side, but never used a blanket or anything like that.
post #88 of 178
yep, count me in! we are out of the house way more than in so NIP is a way of life.
wish I could say I've NIPped injail but alas my civil disobedience took a backseat once i became pg. maybe some day ...
<sigh>
post #89 of 178
Not yet--ds is 17m. We seem have a very NIP-friendly place here, although I have heard of incidents from other moms. Haven't gotten caught NIP on store furniture yet...and I'm not going to the bathroom to nurse unless they pop a couch in there!
post #90 of 178
Hmm nope havnt had a bad experience yet with NIP (yay!) now if only I could not have any bad experiences with baby in resturant.
post #91 of 178
I don't know if I count. I have never personally had a negative experience, but one time at the mall I was NIP and dh overheard a family saying how rude and disgusting I was being. I didn't hear them though and they never said a word to me.
post #92 of 178
Never a problem here. I've had people jokingly ask me to cover up - usually because they know how active and outspoken I am about the issue. I've had many many comments from older women (and men!) thanking me, or saying what a great thing I am doing by nursing on demand.

I am in Vermont
post #93 of 178
DS is 4 wks tomorrow, so I don't have much experience to draw from, but I've never noticed anything. I've NIP'ed in the car (in public parking lots, on the side of a busy street), in the waiting room and in the courtyard at the doctor's office, and in court (while getting sworn in, while testifying during my own civil case hearing-- which went without a glitch-- and in the hallways of the courthouse). The only comments I've received were at the OB/GYN's office, when the receptionist made extra efforts to accommodate me and had me sit down to feed the baby while she fetched the paperwork I needed.

ETA: Forgot to include one time on the floor model rocking chair in a baby-goods store. I think I might actually have helped the sale, though, since I was obviously so comfortable in the chair and was reluctant to get out to let the other customer try it.
post #94 of 178
No, I really don't think I have ever had a bad experience. But I did not nurse in public much past a year ('till about 15 months) Now DS knows we just nurse at home and he seems fine with it - the other day he sat on my lap and asked for "milkies" and we were in public and I said "no sweetie let's wait until we get home for milkies" and he said "okay, milkies at home on the couch" But if we are at home it doesn't matter if we have company or whatever he wants milkies and will not be mollified. But I digress.
post #95 of 178
I've never had a bad experience NIP. I've had waiters avoid my table while NIP. I guess they were either embarrassed or thought I wanted privacy. And I've had people get that *where do I look expression* on their faces, but never a dirty look or negative comment.

A kind of funny one was visiting my dh at his job. There was a front office and a back office where they kept all their equipment. I went in the back office and sat at an empty desk to NIP. A man came in and reached over me and ds to get something off the desk. I don't know if he knew I was NIPing. So either he did and thought it was no big deal or he didn't have a clue. Either way I was pleased that it was a non-event.
post #96 of 178
I've been nursing for almost 2 years and have never had a bad experience. I just got back from Europe where I NIP'd a lot in Portugal, which according to my friends who live there is totally backwards wrt bf'ing but didn't get even a sideways look nursing in a restaurant or on a train. Paris, same thing. All good.
post #97 of 178
Never. DD is 2 and still NIPs occasionally.
post #98 of 178
I've been thinking about this since I first saw the thread, and I really don't think I have. I've had some *weird* encounters, but nothing bad, I think. At least that I've noticed. I tend to get sort of tunnel-vision-y when I'm NIPing. I pretty much don't want to overhear the whispering or see the dirty looks.

The closest I can think of is at my little brother's HS football game. My dad was freaking out because some old guy a few rows up was "looking at my boobs" so he just made sure to sit between us to block the guy's view. I hadn't noticed, so I don't know if my dad was just being an overprotective dad, or what...

I've been NIPing for 2.5 yrs and am now nursing a 2.5yo & a 4mo in public, sometimes (but rarely) at the same time even.

Lately, in fact, I've been getting lots of POSITIVE comments.
post #99 of 178
I never have and I have been breastfeeding for a little over 6.5 years now all combined. My 2.5 year old doesn't nurse as frequently now so its been about 4 montsh since we last NIP but I never got any negative comments from people when we did. No one even blinks when I nurse the baby even though I am the only BFing mom IRL that I know. Only comments/questions I get are from kids in our complex asking what I am doing and why he doesnt drink bottles. I am always very matter-of-fact and honest and they are always intrigued and accepting.
post #100 of 178
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Originally Posted by angington View Post
I've never had a bad experience NIP. I've had waiters avoid my table while NIP. I guess they were either embarrassed or thought I wanted privacy. And I've had people get that *where do I look expression* on their faces, but never a dirty look or negative comment.

A kind of funny one was visiting my dh at his job. There was a front office and a back office where they kept all their equipment. I went in the back office and sat at an empty desk to NIP. A man came in and reached over me and ds to get something off the desk. I don't know if he knew I was NIPing. So either he did and thought it was no big deal or he didn't have a clue. Either way I was pleased that it was a non-event.
LOL I get that alot, people in the nieghborhood coming over and stroking my babie's hair while I was nursing and never realizing he wasn't simply sleeping. Once a man in my sunday school class asked if he could hold the baby and i said "Well, he's eating right now..." He got a little embarassed and apologized. I love when people do that "where do I look" thing cuz they dont' want to look at my (gasp!) exposed breast but then don't want to be too obvious about NOT looking so they end up being obvious about it all anyway.... LOL
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