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Tonight on a radio station in NJ the late night DJ was talking about Breastfeeding in public.<br>
the DJ was saying she was for it, Of course it was "discreet" and others were calling in either agreeing or disagreeing. One horrible story a guy told was that he and his friend were out with a kid and a woman was breastfeeding and well, how could they explain THAT to the little kid so the one man loudly passed gas near the mother and said, "Well that's natural too"<br>
this horrified me and I had to call in.<br>
the first thing I tackled was people , DJ included who claim to be supporters but then say, "As long as..." I said there is no room in support for breastfeeding mothers which attaches the arbitrary rule "discretion" . My voice cracked here and there but I stood for NIP and did make my point so clear that in further discussing the topic the host of the show said, "If it were me I might be discreet but then again I might not...." she even referred back to my call later in the show and I could tell I made good point and changed the thought process around discretion, at least for her.<br>
Many callers suggested that women should not be taking their shirts in public places. I mentioned I had NEVER ever seen a woman completely undress to nurse except in the hospital on day one after giving birth. I mean really how stupid are these people?<br>
I also asked how it might feel to be small baby snuggled up to your mom and then have blanket tossed over your head. Does anyone like breathing the same air in and out and how many babies do not care to eat under a blanket even if the mom was feeling like being discreet.<br>
I said if you support breastfeeding in public than you can not attach any other rules to it! It is people who think it's something else that have the problem.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Good for you - give yourself a pat on the shoulder! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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That's awesome! Great job! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Our radio station had a "nursing in public or not?" segment a few weeks ago and I called in, too. You did a lot better than I did! All I managed to get out was the MN state law saying women can breastfeed anywhere they and their babies are otherwise authorized to be. I had a great speech planned out in my head but froze when they actually picked up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I was actually surprised at how positive the callers were, though. Both of the DJs are young and without kids so I was totally expecting the "Ew, gross!" comments from them, but everyone kept it pretty civil.
 
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