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#91 of 99 Old 10-16-2007, 02:22 PM
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guerrilla nursing.
Haha! Totally.

Look at me wrong and I will kick your ass WHILE I nurse my child!
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Normally....I don't cover up.
I did once when visiting a friend of mine whose toddler kept trying to grab my breasts. Nothing the Mama did could get the child to stop the behavior, so I covered up and *bam* the child became disinterested.

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Here is an awesome Mothering articles about breastfeeding in public by Peggy O'Mara, here.

In many ways, it is ludicrous to even discuss modesty in the context of breastfeeding when scanty women's clothing is so well tolerated in the media, at the workplace, and in public on most other occasions. It is obvious, then, that this argument is a foil for those who are uncomfortable seeing a woman breastfeed in public because they are underexposed to breastfeeding in general. And it is further evidence of prejudice toward women, unfortunately, among women.

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Originally Posted by transformed View Post
Women who prefer to be modest are NOT anti-bf. That is an absolutley rediculous statment.
Sorry - that's not what I meant. I would put myself in the actegory of mothers who prefer to be discreet. But I think that individuals who say that women can NIP AS LONG AS they are being discreet are anti-BF/anti-woman as they put the responsibility for the problem on the mother, not where it should be.

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Originally Posted by BetsyS View Post
If you were my SIL, you would think I was secretive as well. Having a baby and getting to escape frequently from family gatherings is the best thing I ever did. When my FIL starts getting on my nerves (which is frequent ), oh, wow, the baby is suddenly hungry. And, it takes him forever to nurse. :

I'm not like that all the time. I just reserve the escaping into the bedroom for my inlaws. LOL
OMG me too! This is just about the only place I WANT to NOT NIP!
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Never have with my daughter.

With my son I did 13 years ago, I was 20 and didn't know anyone who breastfed. I did it but I was uncomfortable without covering up.
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When I was nursing #1 I was obsessive about being covered. Now I'm on #4 and I don't give a hoot who sees or who gets upset. I try very hard to not expose my breast/nipple/yummy stretched out-fat rollish tummy, but if they accidentally get exposed to the world - oh well. It is just skin after all. I have a hard time w/people who accuse breastfeeding moms who don't cover of being unmodest or crazy lactivists. Breastfeeding under a cover is dang hard and sometimes babes refuse to do it under there. Breasts are totally normal, natural things and what a babe does with breasts is a totally normal, natural thing. I don't think I should have to cover it up. (And if anyone brings up using the restroom as an argument for covering up natural functions, I'll tell them that I think our fascination w/keeping that a secret and making it seem disgusting is ridiculous!)


100% of the people IN THE WORLD are naked under their clothes!!!!

(ps i have a grand story about a young male lifegaurd at our local community pool who didn't stare AND didn't bat an eye when I was breastfeeding my nursling there last week! yay for him!!)

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Originally Posted by transformed View Post
I never even noticed a woman nursing before I started nursing. Then I started seeing them everywhere!

Are you sure people are looking at you and you arent just self concious?

Its hard to tell when someone is nursing.

My ds wouldnt nurse in public much because he was too stimulated by everything else.
Yeah I'm sure. I wasn't the only one who noticed the looks as well as the comment from a preg. lady. And I am not really self concious other than not wanting my belly flap hanging out.

However, I have not ever noticed anyone around me bfing. I live in a state that is so backwards from how I think and Live. This place is so, so unhealthy and poor that it makes me sad that women don't and aren't encouraged to breastfeed. And the general attitude around here is not supportive at all of bfing.

THat being said, (besides meeting my childs needs to nurse) I want to be an example to my friends and my sister and to whatever woman does notice me, that it is okay and is the best thing for my child no matter what anyone else thinks about it. Because that is how it should be, just no big deal...

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