21 responses

  1. Heather
    August 3, 2011

    I’ve nursed at a High School Graduation and an NFL football game before. If anyone was uncomfortable, I paid no attention. Everyone has a right to eat, and not in a bathroom.

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has 2 Hands!

  2. andie
    August 3, 2011

    I haven’t nursed in public. But I’ve nursed in front of all our out-of-town guests including: his mom, my mom, my dad & stepmom. Plus his aunt & uncle (at the hospital & in their home), his sister and my girlfriend. Most of the time, I didn’t ask if it was OK, I just did it. My dad (who thinks BF in public is wrong!grr) didn’t even realize I was feeding her until I said so. I hope he changed his mind to public BF.StickFigureLife

  3. Jane
    August 3, 2011

    I have been hearing a lot of news lately about complaints against breastfeeding mothers. The most recent occurred at a pool in Ohio. Since when do we get outraged by this sight, but not the triangles and strings that we call bathing suits? Have they been to a pool lately? What about the constant things our kids are bombarded with on tv shows and news? Yet something so natural is “inappropriate?” Give me a break!

  4. Emily V
    August 3, 2011

    Good for you. I nursed at the zoo on a bench as well. Family’s house. Friend’s house. Car. Front yard on a blanket. Church. Park. Restaurant. That’s all I can think of right now.lovenbugs

  5. Mama Chocolate
    August 3, 2011

    Yay for breastfeeding! :-)
    I do it everywhere. Really. If I’m in a public place I almost always use my nursing cover, (although sometimes that can draw *more* attention than if I don’t!) but I really don’t care what other people think.
    It certainly isn’t indecent, (and I would say that otherwise, I am actually a more-than-averagely-modest person) my baby needs to eat, and I’m not going to go hide somewhere to do it!ChoresChocolate

  6. Erlinda
    August 3, 2011

    I`ve breast fed at my workplace (when visiting), at my in-laws, at my friends` houses, at the mall, at parties, at the aquarium, at the beach, at a teachers`conference, at teachers` meetings, in restaurants and cafes…That`s all I can remember right now. Sometimes I used a cover in public, sometimes I didn`t…I`ve never had anyone comment or disturb me when I`ve breast fed in public…and if someone ever did, I know my rights and the law!

    • Darcy
      August 3, 2011

      I haven’t had anyone say anything yet but I have a few quips ready :)Syrana

  7. Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA
    August 3, 2011

    Unfortunately, it depends upon where you live. For example, Alexandria just changed the laws to let nursing mothers provide for their children in public.
    Wish it weren’t true, but…Adjuvancy

    • Darcy
      August 3, 2011

      I should have specified that the US mostly protects this. It’s absurd …. I mean, they wouldn’t let us ban bottle use in public!Syrana

  8. Kristen Bobbitt
    August 3, 2011

    I’ve nursed:
    -In Toys R Us
    -In another baby store
    -In a few restaurants
    -Sitting on a blanket at a couple parks
    -In a hospital waiting room
    -In a parked car (many times)
    -At friends’ houses
    -While hiking in a Baby K’Tan carrier (I was so proud that day!)

    I use a cover most of the time in public. I have to use a nipple shield so it is too difficult to get positioned without flashing everyone.

    • Darcy
      August 3, 2011

      I nursed in Babies R Us but in their room. I thought about settling into one of the demo gliders but didn’t. Their room at least was comfy and colorful though. And kudos on doing it while hiking!Syrana

  9. Sheri
    August 3, 2011

    I agree it is the most natural thing ever & our society is so messed up to think there’s something wrong with it. I watch the tv show “The Talk” & they were talking about this one time. Sara Gilbert said “it’s crazy to me that people get weirded out by breastfeeding, but yet we don’t bat an eye about drinking an animal’s milk?” Paraphrasing a little bit, but it’s so true! We drink animals’ milk with no hesitation! Anyway-I’ve breastfed a lot of places & actually haven’t in public, but because of my own issues, not others. I really just like the comfort of sitting down doing it & am really modest. I’ve done the car thing too. I just wonder how the heck you breastfed your baby while they were in the carseat!? Wouldn’t that be a little bit difficult? Lol!

    • Darcy
      August 3, 2011

      It was a little awkward. I was not properly belted and had to lean and stretch in a very uncomfortable way. But it worked until we could pull over so I could take her out! Also, I thought federal law protected in the US. I need to do some more research. Well – it SHOULD be okay anywhere anyway! I don’t know any place that makes it illegal to give a baby a bottle.Syrana

  10. Sheri
    August 3, 2011

    Oh, & also I wanted to say that in my state (Idaho) it actually is ILLEGAL to breastfeed in public! There are only 2 or so other states in the US that it is illegal, but not really proud to say I live in one of them!

  11. Stephanie
    August 4, 2011

    On a plane, in an airport, at very high end restaurant at the table, at the beach, at the pool, on a big boat, on a small boat, at a conference center, at countless museums, at parties, on a train, in South Africa (restaurants, game parks), Spain (everywhere), France (cafes & parks & everywhere else), England (high-tea!), every country I’ve traveled to (crazy job), during a church service, while shopping (ergo/sling) at the grocery store, beauty salon…pretty much everywhere. My babies go everywhere with me and they nurse when they need to. I’ve only sought a private space once or twice in the past 5 years and that was for me, not others. Having a small chest makes it easy to be discrete. I’ve never had a problem – no complaints and feel comfortable nursing wherever my baby needs to nurse. Go mamas!

    • Darcy
      August 4, 2011

      That’s awesome! I really need to try a sling with the next baby so I can babywear right away and nurse from there too :)Syrana

  12. Verity {Belle Bébés}
    August 4, 2011

    I have breastfed pretty much everywhere :) I once even fed in church (at the back)! When baby is hungry, there’s no amount of anyone’s embarrassment that would stop me feeding her (discretely of course). In the UK, it’s actually illegal to stop a woman from breastfeeding anywhere. This should be the law EVERYWHERE!

    • Darcy
      August 4, 2011

      It really should be protected everywhere! Go mama :)Syrana

  13. Tanaya Syx
    August 8, 2011

    I nurse anywhere I am when my baby needs to eat. We use a cover when we’re not at home, because I don’t want to give a free show. We’ve nursed at church, in the park, in restaurants, in friend’s and family’s homes, on the beach, in the lake, on top of a mountain, in the car leaning over her carseat while on the way to vacation (NOT FUN!), at rest stops, and I am sure there are other places that I just can’t thing of at the moment.

  14. Jena
    August 10, 2011

    Restaurants, dr’s office, blues fest, prawn festival, in the car (in parking lots), in a dressing room, at a political campaign office…

  15. Jena
    August 10, 2011

    I have a nursing cover but I don’t use it–it’s in the way, and my baby won’t nurse if I cover her up. Oh, and I’ve also nursed at a political debate and at a couple of live performances (story-tellers).

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