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  • It's fine, regardless

    21 75.00%
  • It's fine, but she should have a blanket covering herself and the baby

    4 14.29%
  • Not okay. She should nurse someplace private

    1 3.57%
  • Not okay, and I will tell her so

    0 0%
  • Not okay, and I will report her for making me uncomfortable

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    Breastfeeding in public

    Seriously? This has to be on the books?

    State Breastfeeding Laws


    • Forty-five states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically allow women to breastfeed in any public or private location. (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.)
    • Twenty-eight states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands exempt breastfeeding from public indecency laws. (Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.)
    • Twenty-four states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have laws related to breastfeeding in the workplace. (Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.)
    • Twelve states and Puerto Rico exempt breastfeeding mothers from jury duty. (California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon and Virginia.)
    • Five states and Puerto Rico have implemented or encouraged the development of a breastfeeding awareness education campaign. (California, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Vermont.)


    My question is this. Do you care if you see a woman breastfeeding in public, or does it make you uncomfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Seriously? This has to be on the books?

    State Breastfeeding Laws


    • Forty-five states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically allow women to breastfeed in any public or private location. (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.)
    • Twenty-eight states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands exempt breastfeeding from public indecency laws. (Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.)
    • Twenty-four states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have laws related to breastfeeding in the workplace. (Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.)
    • Twelve states and Puerto Rico exempt breastfeeding mothers from jury duty. (California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon and Virginia.)
    • Five states and Puerto Rico have implemented or encouraged the development of a breastfeeding awareness education campaign. (California, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Vermont.)


    My question is this. Do you care if you see a woman breastfeeding in public, or does it make you uncomfortable.
    Never bothered me. Don't know why it would anyone. If the mother and the baby is comfortable with it, what business is it of anyone elses?
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    @keymanjim - this is what breasts are for. Why would you have a problem with public breastfeeding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Never bothered me. Don't know why it would anyone. If the mother and the baby is comfortable with it, what business is it of anyone elses?
    My daughter nursed for the first six weeks *accidental early wean - she got a bottle and wouldn't nurse anymore * Anywhat. One time she got hungry at a restaurant, so I nursed her. She was literally under the table (I'm short). Some old woman shot me a dirty look, and I shot it right back, with interest. My baby is hungry, milk comes in. I don't feel like doing the wet shirt walk of shame, so she eats.

    As to 'cover up' - none of us have to eat under the tablecloth. Why should a baby?
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    I'm fine with it, as long as I get some....

    JUST KIDDING!

    Actually, I have no real issue with it, BUT:

    --The mother should have a blanket to cover herself, and her babe.
    --This does NOT need to be the "norm." Certainly, some places need to be "off limits" or, at least, "LIMITED" for Breast feeding. Movie Theaters (of course, babies still breast feeding do not need to be there, anyways...); Some formal services, gatherings, etc. Primarily, just refrain from such, unless the baby really, really needs to be fed.

    But. Who holds the baby when Mommy does the Pole Dance?

    JUST KIDDING!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    I'm fine with it, as long as I get some....

    JUST KIDDING!

    Actually, I have no real issue with it, BUT:

    --The mother should have a blanket to cover herself, and her babe.
    --This does NOT need to be the "norm." Certainly, some places need to be "off limits" or, at least, "LIMITED" for Breast feeding. Movie Theaters (of course, babies still breast feeding do not need to be there, anyways...); Some formal services, gatherings, etc. Primarily, just refrain from such, unless the baby really, really needs to be fed.

    But. Who holds the baby when Mommy does the Pole Dance?

    JUST KIDDING!
    I'm really not getting the need for coverage. Breasts are for nursing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I'm really not getting the need for coverage. Breasts are for nursing.
    Because other people may not want a woman plopping her breast out to feed her babe.

    I understand it is "natural."

    I personally have no issue with it.

    BUT. We are a society of many different people, with different sensibilities.

    As such, I can't see how you push for so many "rights" for women (Abortion, Breast feeding, etc.), all while rejecting any of the concerns/personal wishes of others in society.....

    Covering a breast, while breast feeding is not so much a violation of the mother's "Rights," but, more akin to RESPECT for others.....
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    I breast fed all three of my kids. Whenever I could I used discretion such as covering with a blanket. I always considering it private.


    But when you cant cover...you cant cover, and their is not a damn thing wrong with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    Because other people may not want a woman plopping her breast out to feed her babe.

    I understand it is "natural."

    I personally have no issue with it.

    BUT. We are a society of many different people, with different sensibilities.

    As such, I can't see how you push for so many "rights" for women (Abortion, Breast feeding, etc.), all while rejecting any of the concerns/personal wishes of others in society.....

    Covering a breast, while breast feeding is not so much a violation of the mother's "Rights," but, more akin to RESPECT for others.....
    Burkah it is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Burkah it is!
    I hope that you are joking.

    If not...if you honestly believe that asking a woman to cover her breast, while breastfeeding her baby, is the same as forcing women to wear Burkas, then fine....

    I feel that, if a woman breastfeeds in public, I should have the option to whip my member out, to have a go at myself, while watching.

    I mean, as long as we are making absolutely outlandish comparisons........

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