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I have never had this happen before! Last night we were in Target, and dh had our boys in the dressing room trying on pants. River was being really fussy (she had here five dot done just about an hour and a half before), and I had been nursing her through the store to try and calm her, but by the time we got to the dressing rooms, I was no longer. Instead I was sitting in the waiting chairs they have there and bouncing her which she usually likes, and the girl working at the counter there (maybe 24?) said to me "If she needs to eat, you're welcome to use the dressing room for as long as you need." Isn't that cool?! I've never had anyone "assume" that I breastfed, it was always the opposite with my sons, people assume you bottle feed first. Maybe she just figured if I bottlefed that I'd already have one in her mouth to quiet her :LOL .
 

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That's great! Men do always seem to assume you bf, I think they just like the idea. :L Mine does anyways...they even kept asking me when Evan had his tubes put in what formula he was on. Didn't even think to ask if he was bf?! Maybe b/c bf babies don't get tubes a lot?
 

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I've had people assume I BF because of how quickly my ds gained weight. They'd look at me knowingly and say "you're nursing, aren't you?" BF = healthy baby!
 

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Here too. Just this past weekend I was in the checkout line at a dept. store with dd. An elderly gentleman in line behind me was looking at dd and asked how old she was. I replied 4-1/2 months as dd put on the charm and started her full body smiles <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> . He then said "well, I can tell what her diet consists of". Took me a minute to realize what he meant but then he started going on about how his wife couldn't bf but his daughter in law did and how great it was - smarter children, etc.. I just smiled and agreed. I still wonder what he would have said if I had stopped him and replied that dd was formula fed :LOL .
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I always loved it when people assumed I was bfing. Not usually the case now that dd is almsot 3 and still bfing. :LOL
 

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We went to a skating party for my dh's school tonight (he is an elementary school principal) and Sage was in the sling rubbing her face on my chest. A couple of the mother's walked by and said "you'd better sit down and nurse that baby!" I know Sage was being obvious about what she wanted, but it was nice to hear that anyway. Then no one even flinched when she spit breastmilk all over the floor! Just jumped up and grabbed some napkins for me!.<br><br><br>
Jennifer- doesn't that drive you nuts? I had Sage at the pulmanary office to give back her apnea montitor. I was nursing her as we walked from the waiting room tot eh exam room and continued to do so as the nurse started asking questions. 1st question - Is she eating well? I reply Yes! 2nd question - What formula is she on? I stare at her with a dumbfounded look on my face. She stares back and about 10 seconds pass before she says "Oh, you're nursing?" I reply "Yes, right now infact." She says "Well what are you supplementing with now that you are back to work?" I reply "Expressed Breastmilk of course!"
 

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what is a 'five dot'?
 

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This happened to me last night too!!<br><br>
We were watching my dh, and my mom and dad bowl in their bowling league and dd was playing and she was facing me, and banging her hands on my chest. This one lady a few lanes over that we don't even know ( so she wouldn't know if I nurse or what) looks at us and starts laughing and says loudly over to me, " You KNOW what she wants...she wants the REAL stuff" I laughed and said, "Yah, she ALWAYS wants the good stuff!"<br><br>
I thought it was very cool that she assumed that dd was breastfed and that dd was telling me she wanted to nurse!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I think the 5 dot is the PKU test? Maybe....at least it was 5 dots when dd got her PKU done.<br><br>
I've had a few people assume I was nursing too....it could have been though that I didn't take a diaper bag in with me that time...I'd just changed her in the car, so I didn't bother!
 

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i've yet to have anyone assume i breastfeed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: in fact, i usually get a lot of "where's his bottle?" and "doesn't he have a pacificer you could give him?" ugh.
 

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I get it alot when I am out with my homeschooling group or something cuz others there also nurse. Not so much when i am out shopping or whateevr. Though the other day a lady in line at the grocery store was chatting with me and asked if I breastfeed and when i said yes she smiled and nodded and seemed so proud and happy about it. You can always tell the breastfeeding mama'a. Its like they have a wonderful secret and what joy to find someone else that understands it.<br>
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I wonder if it's something about Target? I had a really good experience there too!<br><br>
When my baby was still really new (about a month or so) I went to Target alone with her. She was nestled in her sling, fast asleep, and I was browsing the clothes right where the dressing rooms where. She woke up hungry and started screaming. Immediately, the girl at the counter turned around and said "It sounds like she's hungry. If you need to use a room to feed her, please go ahead." At the time I was still a little uneasy about NIP so I took the opportunity. It was so nice that she understood and let me be in the room as long as I needed too!
 

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Surprisingly, my FIL is so cool about bfing. I say this just because he's in his 70s and my dh wasn't breastfed. But when I announced my second pregnancy at my in-laws house, FIL gave me some extra food at lunch and said, "Well now you're eating for three!" He just assumed (correctly) that I'd continue nursing my toddler dd through this pregnancy. How cool!!!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Surprisingly, my FIL is so cool about bfing. I say this just because he's in his 70s and my dh wasn't breastfed. But when I announced my second pregnancy at my in-laws house, FIL gave me some extra food at lunch and said, "Well now you're eating for three!" He just assumed (correctly) that I'd continue nursing my toddler dd through this pregnancy. How cool!!!!!</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Now THAT is one darn cool FIL. My FIL nearly poo'ed a brick when he realized I'd be nursing after giving birth and then nearly died when I continued nursing past 6 weeks. I can't imagine what he'd do if I nursed while pregnant! :LOL It would probably put him into a coma! :LOL
 

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:LOL Love that phrase.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">that's pretty cool. i've had that happen a few times before and, suprisingly, it was MEN who assumed i bfed!</div>
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Why is it always men who pick it out? Are women in denial?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Surprisingly, my FIL is so cool about bfing. I say this just because he's in his 70s and my dh wasn't breastfed. But when I announced my second pregnancy at my in-laws house, FIL gave me some extra food at lunch and said, "Well now you're eating for three!" He just assumed (correctly) that I'd continue nursing my toddler dd through this pregnancy. How cool!!!!!</div>
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hehe, that totally made my morning! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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