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#31 of 35 Old 02-06-2010, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by PatioGardener View Post
Food for thought: In Ontario a woman has the right to be bare chested where ever a man has the right to be bare chested (for example, in a park, but not in a restaurant). So if a woman wanted, she could be topless in those areas, breastfeeding or not.
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Well said NoraB!
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Great thread!

I never cover myself while BFing, and I don't see why I would *need* to expose both breasts since I only have one nursling.

Frankly, I am offended by people showing BUTT cleavage, but I see it all the time in public. Do I see the point in pursuing a law about it? No. Then again, people don't feed babies with their butt cracks.

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I completely dislike the word discreet, in conjunction with breastfeeding. Why in the world would one want to be secretive about feeding a child? Modest, perhaps, about one's body. But secretive? No.

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It seems to me that discretion regarding breasts is primarily an issue when they are at "work"; when they are being decorative, there don't seem to be as many objections .

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