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My overactive imagination on nursing encounters. I try to prep myself so I know what I’ll do if I am ever confronted about nursing.<br><br><div style="text-align:center;">*********************************</div>
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I’m sorry you feel titillation when you see my child eating. Does a bottle make you feel the same way? How about my baby bath – I mean at least there’s some nudity there.<br><br><b>…or…</b><br><br>
You want me to spread the word that you feel better having babies be covered when it’s 95 degrees and they are eating. (family picnic) I’ll help you. I’ll take Cousin Marcus and his daughter, Nell, and Marissa, you take Brenda and Stephanie. Here we go…. What…. You mean you only want ME to cover….. (little tears) what did dd ever do to you? You hate me don’t you? Aunt Margaret, you’ve always hated me! I remember when you spanked my behind. You hated me since then (all said really loudly). By then you child should be done eating.<br><br><b>…or…</b><br><br>
Ma’am, please cover up when breastfeeding. (At a store)<br><br>
“What?” kinda perplexed.<br><br>
It’s our store policy not to show skin”<br><br>
“huh”<br><br>
You’re nursing your baby.<br><br>
“Baby, I don’t have a baby!” look down “Oh my gosh why did no one tell me! It’s the evil spiderman thingy!!!! And it’s attached to me! Oh no! I’m going evil. ARRRRRGGGGHHHHHH!” and start madly lashing out at people. Chasing them down the aisles, etc.
 

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I can tell you that I NIP all the time (DS is almost a year) and have never had anyone say anything negative. If someone asked me to stop I would just say no. If they persisted I would tell them that it is my right to feed my baby wherever and whenever I want. Maybe look into the laws in your state? IMO, it just isn't that big of a deal.
 

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My dd is 11months old and we NIP all the time too. We have had some dirty looks from people but no one has ever said anything to me. If someone ever does have the nerve to say something to me, I will politely ask them if they ever eat in public. When they say yes, I will tell them that my baby is eating and deserves the same respect that they do.
 

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I nurse everywhere and I actually get the opposite reaction- all smiles and nods of understanding from people. If someone doesn't "like" what I'm doing they usually just look away, embarassed. Most of the time people can't even tell I'm feeding my baby and they come to ask how old she is and say "OH! I didn't know she was eating, sorry!" People are a lot more understanding than you think, especially here in AZ! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Those are some funny responses, though! You don't need us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I swear it's my overactive imagination!<br><br>
Nothing like that's ever happened - I've only ever gotten smiles - except for once and they only frowned disapprovingly. But I needed something to keep me awake this morning and my mind went this way. I'm more awake now and can think normally.<br><br>
Happy Tuesday!
 

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lol. I haven't had anyone even say anything yet....just one old lady at a restaraunt who was like more power to you!
 
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