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Discreet language about nursing?

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Haven't posted here in awhile, but felt the need to share this with others who would *understand*:

I was at church tonight nursing 3.5-yo dd, and the woman in the pew in front of us seemed to have noticed and kept looking back, appearing kind of shocked.
I was feeling a little embarrassed about her reaction, so I was happy to move on when dd unlatched. Except that since dd was bored, it was about 3 minutes before she said, loudly, "Mommy, I want something to suck on... I want to suck on something with milk!" :LOL
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: That's a great story! Thanks for sharing. I love it!
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While I can sympathize that the situation might have been slightly embarrassing, your child's innocent requenst was just too cute for words. If only we lived in a Utopia where everyone would smile fondly at you and your child at such a moment.

On another note, I may not be nursing a 3 year old, but I was at the eye doctor the other day and my 12m DS wanted to nurse, so of course I popped it out and nursed him. He is big enough that nothing really showed, and I wasn't too embarrassed because I would rather have a quiet, contented toddler than a frustrated screaming one. Two of the employees there (older women in their 50's maybe) looked shocked and horrified. I pretended not to notice. Another patient came in and sat in the waiting room with me and proceeded to chat with me as normally as apple pie.
I have to admit a part of me was disapointed because I was hoping someone would say something to me so I could give them and earful of my "lactivist" viewpoints... haha.
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