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Old 09-29-2007, 11:55 AM
 
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I've never had a bad experience. I've nursed my three year old in public even! And, I've tandem nursed my kids in public once or twice, I think. I did find nursing shirts to be very helpful in that instance.

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Old 09-29-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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Can't think of a single bad experience, and my 3.5 year old still insists on nursing outside the home sometimes (more at people's houses than in actual public though).
I have nursed on the arrival hall in Heathrow Airport, in line with a few thousand people, on planes, in a business meeting, in a bar and various more normal places.

Of course I have never nursed in the US, that might have helped.

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Nope. Mostly neutral, occasionally positive. I nursed at the dentist's office the other day while I was getting my teeth cleaned (this wasn't my plan... I did bring books in!), and my hygienist, who has a little 4MO nursling at home, talked to me about and asked me questions about EBF!

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I've nursed for six years, no problems. Lots of inquisitive toddlers and a few nosy grandmother and men have looked in the sling but no negative comments beyond, OH!
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I've been nursing on and off for almost 4 yrs now- never had a bad experience.

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Never a problem here, either. I like to think that the kinds of problems I read here are the exceptions, not the rule.
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oh never mind

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So far so good!

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I'll take topless breastfeeding over clothed formula feeding any day of the week.

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up untill yesterday I could have said me but low and behold...I was asked to cover up last night at dinner. :
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I'm been nursing almost 5 years straight and never had a problem in public.

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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I never had anyone even look at me strangely. We nursed for 5.5 years, but I think she stopped asking in public at about 4.
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No comments in the 9-1/2 months we've been nursing!

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Nope, never. I was a bit nervous myself when starting out, but I've never received a negative look or comment. Well, when I was first starting out I tried to nurse DS under a blanket and a woman told me to stop that silliness (using a blanket). Does that count?
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Never. DD is 18 mos. and we NIP, NEVER had one neg. comment, have had a few posative ones though. And now I am NIPping and visably pregnant, LOL, still nothing...

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I've been NIP for the last two months and haven't had anything weird happen to me! I went to the Columbus Zoo and a woman told me it was nice to see a mother nursing her baby.. she did with all of hers too.
I hope to God that I never have a bad experience.
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Never a bad experience in five years (and counting) of nursing!
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I've been nursing for a total of 6 years (spread out over 10 years) and never had a negative comment until a few weeks ago. So, I probably shouldn't be posting on this thread, BUT. . . I wouldn't classify it as a completely bad experience. After all, I've been eagerly waiting for some idiot somewhere to say something .

In this case, I was nursing my 3 mo old in the furniture section of a large thrift store when an employee came over and announced there was to be no breastfeeding in the facility. As I was calmly reassuring him several times that it was indeed my baby's right to nurse where ever she pleased, an elderly woman came over and started yelling at him that BFing was perfectly natural and that he was the one with the problem. How cool was that? The employee then threatened, "I'm going to go get my supervisor! Is that what you want?" Um, yeah, that's exactly what I want . And I admit I was rather disappointed when he never came back.

I took my purchases to a cashier and explained to her that some employee and freaked out on me for BFing and she said, "Oh dear. I just don't know why Americans can't get over it." She got a supervisor for me and he was very apologetic, asking if I wanted to file a formal compliant and explaining that most of the furniture employees are hired for their brawn and not brains .

So, what do you say, was that a bad experience or a good one ?

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7.5 years of bf so far, and never a problem.
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Thankfully, never a bad reaction to DD NIP

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

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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.

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Old 09-30-2007, 02:44 AM
 
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I haven't run into any trouble yet.

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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...
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:05 PM
 
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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 ...
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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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!

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Old 09-30-2007, 05:41 PM
 
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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.

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