Breastfeeding -- offensive?

  • jboy84

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    Jan 25, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    This weekend I was having coffee and lunch with my sister (though I don't like coffee so I had tea).

    On the table next to us was a young mum, with her baby boy.
    The baby began to cry, and out came her breasts and she fed him..

    Normal, right? Everyone else was having lunch, why shouldn't the baby?

    ALTHOUGH. Another couple on another table actually complained about this, and she was asked to stop.

    People finding this offensive has never crossed my mind.. ever.

    Would anyone else find this baby getting fed offensive?
  • commoncoll

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    Jan 25, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    I don't mid the baby being fed, I would mind it if she was publicly showing her breasts. I wouldn't interrupt her or tell her to leave, I would just turn around or not look at her. No one is asking her to stop feeding the baby, just put a blanket on or something. This is what most women do.
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    Jan 25, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    its breastfeeding, people are just retarded sometimes. If you dont like to look at a woman breastfeeding then dont look, but she is in her absolute right to feed her baby wherever and whenever she needs to.
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    Jan 25, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    I have really never cared either way until I saw my daughter-in-law milking her for like an utter. And now I just laugh at the thought. I know its childish and disrepectful to my daughter, I mean she IS just feeding my grandchild. But that picture is now embedded in my mind.
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    Jan 25, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    you gotta eat when you gotta eat

    Besides which was you prefer, a breast? or a screaming kid?
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    Jan 25, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    It's a perfectly natural, beautiful act.

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    Jan 25, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    Why would it be offensive? Sounds like someone just wanted something to complain about. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    she didnt have one of those covers??? I dont care what any women say...breast feeding is not liberating. Like i think the feminist ideals can stop there..cover it up your in public.

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    Jan 25, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    tereseus1 saidshe didnt have one of those covers???


    Ninja babies?
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    Why should she have to cover up?
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    jboy84 said

    Would anyone else find this baby getting fed offensive?
    You'll have to ask the prudes in here and out there.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    Depends... did she have nice boobs?
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    tanlejos saidWhy should she have to cover up?


    because its not cute..shes naked in a sense. Its more proper to cover up. Thats just my take.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:32 PM GMT
    I have no problem with women breast feeding in public, with or without cover. If we men can run around without shirts on the women should at least be able to dp this if they prefer.

    what I DON'T get is women who are complaining when people look at them while breast feeding. Hey, if you want that freedom you should get that people will look, or even stare..
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    Jhazz said
    tereseus1 saidshe didnt have one of those covers???


    Ninja babies?


    It actually looks like they have facehuggers attached to their tits when they use those.

    My issue is, they make breast pumps..buy one.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    This reminds me when one of my moms patients started breast feeding her baby while I was having a convo with her. She just whipped it out mid "How was ur day?". Was an...interesting experience. (My mind just kept saying eyes eyes eyes- LOOK at her eyes!)
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    I really don't understand what's offensive about it. The baby's hungry, and she's the mother. People need to get their priorities straight. Complaining about a breastfeeding woman, and getting the waiter to get her to stop is stupid. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • jboy84

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    Jan 25, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    Larkin saidDepends... did she have nice boobs?


    Her boobs were outstanding..

    I'm so shocked complaints were made..
    In Britain nobody complains.. you wait until you get home and write a strongly worded letter/email ha.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
    jboy84 said
    Larkin saidDepends... did she have nice boobs?


    Her boobs were outstanding..

    I'm so shocked complaints were made..
    In Britain nobody complains.. you wait until you get home and write a strongly worded letter/email ha.


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    Jan 25, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    jim_stl said
    jboy84 said
    Larkin saidDepends... did she have nice boobs?


    Her boobs were outstanding..

    I'm so shocked complaints were made..
    In Britain nobody complains.. you wait until you get home and write a strongly worded letter/email ha.


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    Jan 25, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    jboy84 said
    Larkin saidDepends... did she have nice boobs?


    In Britain nobody complains.. you wait until you get home and write a strongly worded letter/email ha.


    Classic!

    If only it were true! Brits are world famous for their whinging..
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    If it were up to me, we'd all be allowed to walk around butt naked. I find it bizarre that so many people are offended by nudity. And the idea that people are upset at a mother feeding her child the way nature intended is beyond my comprehension! Bunch of fucking retards if you ask me. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    I've seen a woman breastfeed publicly only once in my a life. I must've been in middle school around that time. I remember being a little surprised seeing that for the first time, but after a few moments I didn't really think anything of it and went about my business.

    Some of my female friends who've talked about this are apprehensive to breastfeed in public. They're paranoid about the possibility of sketchy men staring at them because you know there are always at least a few guys out there who wouldn't pass up a free show like that.
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    Jan 25, 2012 10:52 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidIf it were up to me, we'd all be allowed to walk around butt naked. I find it bizarre that so many people are offended by nudity. And the idea that people are upset at a mother feeding her child the way nature intended is beyond my comprehension! Bunch of fucking retards if you ask me. icon_rolleyes.gif


    I wouldn't have said fking retards.. but +1 anyway
  • jboy84

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    Jan 25, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    tanlejos said
    jboy84 said
    Larkin saidDepends... did she have nice boobs?


    In Britain nobody complains.. you wait until you get home and write a strongly worded letter/email ha.


    Classic!

    If only it were true! Brits are world famous for their whinging..


    What I meant was we don't complain (or "whinge") in person.. we wait until later to complain.

    Clearly Canadians should be world famous in their lack of ability to understand simple comments.. Or would that me a grossly unfair and uncalled for generalisation?