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2014-02-27 01:03:24 AM  
Am I the only childfree person who doesn't give a damn about public breastfeeding?

Seriously, would you rather see a tit with a kid attached or hear a hungry kid screaming?
 
2014-02-27 01:05:07 AM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Ryker's Peninsula: Forty-Two: Ryker's Peninsula: Here's one thing I don't get... why would you WANT to breastfeed in public?  I'm sure a private restroom was a whole 30 seconds away on the airplane.

No. Airplane restrooms are cramped, and it'd be a serious inconvenience to other passengers to tie up a restroom for the time of a feeding.

Yes, airplane restrooms are cramped.  What a huge inconvenience.  But they are private.  When you are in a public place, you're going to have to deal with the general public and they usually aren't decent people.  And people, especially men, aren't known for rational thought when any woman lifts up her shirt or opens her blouse to expose her boobs under any circumstance.   Breast feeding is an intimate moment between a mother and her child.  Have some courtesy and don't share it with people in public.  There's more than one restroom on a plane.

I read somewhere their periods attract bears


Bears, no.
Sharks, yes.
 
2014-02-27 01:07:26 AM  

lemortede: If you have infants your life is at home, not gallivanting around the country/world.


Easy to say, if you don't live half the planet away from both families.  For many of us, keeping connected to our extended families means we MUST travel to see them, because they for damn sure aren't all coming to us.
 
2014-02-27 01:07:37 AM  
I think the objection to visible breast-feeding is a racial thing, even when it's done by caucasian women.

It makes latent racists think of all the National Geographic pictures they ever saw with "those people" suckling their children IN PUBLIC in front of their grass huts.
 
2014-02-27 01:08:49 AM  

Daraymann: And the Fark War on Women continues.

/Ducks.


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2014-02-27 01:10:26 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I think the objection to visible breast-feeding is a racial thing, even when it's done by caucasian women.

It makes latent racists think of all the National Geographic pictures they ever saw with "those people" suckling their children IN PUBLIC in front of their grass huts.


WTF? What the hell if wrong with you. I think you where not breast fed enough
 
2014-02-27 01:16:49 AM  

bdub77: "Lindsay unfortunately you are not able to breast feed if you don't have a cover up," the airline representative tweeted. "I'm sorry."

Parenting blogs picked up on the story, noting that 45 states have laws allowing women to breastfeed in public. After hours of uproar, Delta...

Dear Lindsay,

As a fellow parent...Jesus f*cking Christ.  No one really wants to see your stupid kid suck on your whale titty. Least of all the guy sitting next to you who probably wishes he could put a bullet through his brain. Most of us would prefer you cover that sh*t up. Is that too much to ask?

Honestly though, no one seriously gives a sh*t except probably you and the friggin milk nazis at La Leche League. Most people on said plane would probably defend your right to whip tit out for your kid because most of us have been there. Just don't be surprised if a couple of weirdos stare at you and lick their lips throughout the flight, and if a couple of people on the plane who never have kids and genuinely hate you give you creepy mad stares like you are ruining their life. Be prepared to deal with it.

I honestly don't get people who can't be bothered to put a coverup on though. It's almost like they want someone to start sh*t about it so they can get all pissy. I mean if that's OK, it should be OK to get a BJ in public, right? As long as I cum.


/Worth it for the finish
 
2014-02-27 01:25:09 AM  
As a woman, I don't want to see your kid suckling. Yes, it's normal and natural, but I still don't want to see your bare breast. Put something between that special moment and the people around you: a receiving blanket, a t shirt, a scarf...whatever.

I'm guessing these ladies who want to breastfeed in the open are the same ladies who don't like public nudity...for the children.
 
2014-02-27 01:39:57 AM  

ol' gormsby: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: I don't understand the cringing when a mother feeds her child the way nature intended.

Who. The. fark. Cares??!

And, basement dwellers, it is nowhere near the same thing as pissing, or shiatting or jerking off. Pissing/shiatting is the elimination of bodily waste that can be and often is potentially harmful to others. The contents are segregated from the rest of the population as to not spread infection. And If you're masturbating on a plane, you're just showing off.

Kid gets fed, he's happy, he's quiet. Don't be scared.

This.

Look, haters, there's this thing called context. You'll learn about it as you grow up. Let me give you a few examples:

1. You see a picture of a pair of boobies on the internet. You might form an opinion about their size, shape, colour, perkiness, or some other characteristic, but really, it's just a picture - get back to work.

2. The owner of a real, live pair of boobies invites you to play with them. This is great, and should occupy all your attention. Remember to be gentle but thorough, and your efforts will be well rewarded.

3. You and some other parents are sitting around drinking coffee and discussing your children's school uniform policy (for example). Your wife's best friend whips one out and begins to feed her infant. It's permissible to glance, and even smile at the young one enjoying his or her lunch, but you should really focus on the discussion.

So, you see that your reaction to something can be different depending on the circumstances. You can safely ignore a breastfeeding mother - she won't hurt you if you leave her alone.


Ok, by this logic, I get to moon you during the flight.  Nothing is going to happen to you, and you don't have to look at it.  Look, all we are trying to say is to please take other people into consideration, not just you and your baby.  I know the kid is hungry, but really, we don't want to see your breast just as much as you don't want to see my ass; not because of its relation to sexuality, etc., but just because it makes us uncomfortable to see bare flesh that we don't usually see.  I don't know, thank our Puritan values for that ingrained self-loathing and self-denial.   But I digress from my point: just cover your tit up; I'm sorry your kid doesn't like a blanket over his head, but the rest of us do.
 
2014-02-27 01:47:29 AM  
The one who fixes the cable?
 
2014-02-27 01:51:08 AM  

vincentfox: lemortede: If you have infants your life is at home, not gallivanting around the country/world.

Easy to say, if you don't live half the planet away from both families.  For many of us, keeping connected to our extended families means we MUST travel to see them, because they for damn sure aren't all coming to us.


You can't forgo seeing them for 1-2 years?
 
2014-02-27 01:53:02 AM  

darwinpolice: A mother could breastfeed her baby on the plane with a giant arrow pointing at her tit and "WATCH MY KID SUCK MILK FROM MY BOOBS" written across her rack for all I care, if it keeps the little brat from crying throughout the flight.


Yeah pretty much this.

I couldn't give a fart in a hurricane about breastfeeding in public.  I just hate children who cannot (either because of their age or poor parenting, usually both) shut up and not scream/cry/be generally obnoxious turds on a flight.
 
2014-02-27 01:54:41 AM  
I'm ok with breast-feeding in public, but the babies should be left at home.
 
2014-02-27 02:02:19 AM  

Rodeodoc: bdub77: I honestly don't get people who can't be bothered to put a coverup on though. It's almost like they want someone to start sh*t about it so they can get all pissy. I mean if that's OK, it should be OK to get a BJ in public, right? As long as I cum.

What's so freaking hard about throwing a blanket over the head of your crotchfruit?  Seriously, these farking mommy bloggers are a pain in the ass.  Why doesn't she just stand up and whip off her top and yell "Look!  I've got tits!  And I'm lactating!  Fark you, childless women."  Who cares?  Just do what you have to do with a modicum of modesty.

Then give me my BJ.


Some kids thrash about and won't latch on if you use a cover-up. My first baby was like that, so on planes I took the window seat and angled myself toward the window to nurse while my husband had the middle seat/buffer zone. Worked out pretty well. I dont particularly enjoy sharing my nipples with the world, but that's not nearly as important as keeping my child fed and happy.
 
2014-02-27 02:11:42 AM  
Please don't take your child on a flight weeks after giving birth to it.

Thanks,
your child's ears and the rest of the passengers
 
2014-02-27 02:19:18 AM  
I'm worried about the nation of wimps we've become. OMG I was forced to accidentally look at a naked boob is a farking thing now? Cry me a river. You can't feed your child because I'm a grown man whose too much of a farking child to be able to handle seeing a naked boob is your argument? Your man card has just been revoked, go sit at the children's table.
 
2014-02-27 02:19:29 AM  
Breastfeeding wherever, when you have to? Fine, good.

Not making any effort at all to cover up? Not so good. It's not hard, and you don't have any other pressing concerns if you have time to breastfeed.
 
2014-02-27 03:00:53 AM  
Can I be in favor of not getting panties in a bunch?

People who are so offended by breastfeeding: STFU.
Sanctimonious bloggers who think they are marching for suffrage or something here: STFU.

I will side against the "mommy-"bloggers on this one because this one started when they would not STFU.
 
2014-02-27 03:02:54 AM  
no

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2014-02-27 03:11:43 AM  

redflag: vincentfox: lemortede: If you have infants your life is at home, not gallivanting around the country/world.

Easy to say, if you don't live half the planet away from both families.  For many of us, keeping connected to our extended families means we MUST travel to see them, because they for damn sure aren't all coming to us.

You can't forgo seeing them for 1-2 years?



Forgo seeing my family for years because some delicate flower on my flight might be more of a crybaby than my infant ever was? Not farking likely.

I've been a childless passenger on many flights that had infants on board, including long-hauls; it is just not that big a deal.
 
2014-02-27 03:42:06 AM  
If women nursed out their elbows no one would give a shiat. Since it's a boob it has to be covered? Please diaf.
 
2014-02-27 05:14:41 AM  
On the one hand, I don't see why it's a big deal to just cover up with one of those little airline blankets or something.  If it really bothers people, it seems only courteous, and it's hardly difficult to accomodate.

On the other hand, I can't fathom why people are actually bothered by it.  I will never discourage women from taking their boobs out in public.  It isn't difficult to ignore them if you're honestly that offended by seeing a little bit of areola.

Overall there are no winners here.  Seems to me that this is a case of two groups of people finding reasons to get pissy and be whiny little biatches.  Both of you STFU, grow a spine, and deal with it.  Seeing a titty isn't going to send you to hell, and it isn't a huge burden to be considerate enough not to make people uncomfortable.
 
2014-02-27 05:42:03 AM  
There are a ridiculous number of paintings depicting Mary breast feeding Jesus. She wasn't covered up. If it's good enough for the Son of God it should be good enough for our society.

I mean, they're just freaking breasts. What's the big deal?
 
2014-02-27 05:56:16 AM  

not_an_indigo: Am I the only childfree person who doesn't give a damn about public breastfeeding?

Seriously, would you rather see a tit with a kid attached or hear a hungry kid screaming?


No you're not. Who gives a sh*t if some mom wants to breastfeed? What I'm sick of is the screaming lunatics who are professionally offended. The ones who complain like it's ther job.

I have an idea for you people: look away and mind your own goddamn business.

Sincerely,
The rest of us without a giant bug up our ass
 
2014-02-27 06:00:39 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: bdub77: I honestly don't get people who can't be bothered to put a coverup on though. It's almost like they want someone to start sh*t about it so they can get all pissy.

Oh, ya think?

GOD, I hate the breastfeeding group here.  Perpetually angry, pushy, loud-mouthed, belligerent biatches.  I'm all for women speaking our minds, and surely don't shun healthy debate... but their entire lives seem to revolve around, basically, "You will watch me breast-feed!  YOU WILL!!  WATCH ME, DAMN YOU!  WAAAAAATCH MEEEEEEEEE!!!"

Fark y'all.  Go away.


I love it when people who are outraged get outraged. Because you truly deserve to be outraged.

/U mad?
 
2014-02-27 06:26:01 AM  

Molavian: So I don't have to use a cover if I masturbate to a woman breastfeeding on a Delta flight?


Do you belong to La Lechery League?
 
2014-02-27 06:40:14 AM  

the ha ha guy: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: I don't understand the cringing when a mother feeds her child the way nature intended.

With a group of twenty others sitting topless in the middle of a restaurant chanting so loud that the waiters have to ask people to point at the menu to take their order?
Standing with five others in a line holding signs and intentionally blocking the entrance to a grocery store?
Walking around your office threatening to "call the police for sexual harassment" because a manager asked if the mother would like a quiet room for the baby to go to sleep?

If you want to breastfeed your kid the way nature intended, then just sit down, shut up, and do it, "the way nature intended". As long as you don't scream in our ears or swing your flabby milk duds in our faces, chances are we won't even realize that you're doing it in the first place.

The kinds of AWs in these articles don't really care about breastfeeding at all, they just want to be the center of attention 24/7 as the perpetual victim, even when others bend over backwards to make suitable accommodations. If the mother didn't have a request to cover up, she would probably have started loudly complaining about being denied a blanket so she could cover up. The fact that she settled out of court tells me that she didn't care about setting a precedent to help out other families at all, she just wanted to force her way into becoming the next 'victim of the month'.

/See also: Tea Party Republicans, religious zealots, Palestine, Israel, anti-vaxxers, NAACP, NRA, PETA, "womyn", "legalize it" stoners, "differently abled" disabled, etc.


Just curious. Is it possible to want to bring attention to an issue that concerns you without being an attention whore? Obviously there are bored and/or insecure people who just want attention for its own sake, but how do you distinguish between them and people who want to draw attention to a perceived injustice?
 
2014-02-27 07:07:33 AM  
My wife breastfed both our kids.  I can't remember a single time where she didn't have something to cover with, and wherever possible she'd do it in private.  It was a complete non-issue.  If I slept with your mom and had a medical condition that made my wang leak pus that had to wiped 20 times a day, could I pull out my crank next to these breastfeeding moms and clean off Little Elvin because I was doing it in a "non sexual medical" capacity and not in a "creepy guy you're stuck next to on the plane going to spray a batch on you" capacity ?

/ These farking "mom bloggers" are the downfall of society
 
2014-02-27 07:33:12 AM  
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I demand equality. I want free drinks and to be able to act like I am entitled to lots of stuff. I want to be able to be out in public with parts of myself exposed that would normally be illegal. I will not accept that I live in a society filled with people who are not me who have different opinions to me. I will not accept that I might have to in the slightest adapt my behaviour because I am in public.

I am woman.

I am a mother.

Won`t someone please think of the children?

I say stop using your child as a political weapon. Your kid does not care whether you are in a private room or out on the main drag as long as they have a nipple in their mouth. If they do care they are too old to breastfeed.

My point being that it seems `equality` these days isn`t very equal. Imagine being a man and asking for the reciprocal thing (which should be fine in a proper framework of equality) and reacting the same way, wanting to get parts of yourself out in public that are normally illegal to get out and being offended that someone asks you to cover up. They haven`t asked you to stop what you are doing, just cover up.

Now imagine you got so offended by being asked to cover up that you got it into the news.

The headline would be `crazy pervert demands right to expose himself to children`

Just because women have been and continue to be heavily oppressed in parts of the world does not mean that every desire you have that gets thwarted is a huge example of male domination. That is just childish and petulant and diminishes the perception of actual abuses, which are far too common. Genital mutilation for one. Forced marriage as a child is another. Can you see how getting `please do that privately` into the news is not helping when other women want `A gang of us are going to beat and rape you just because you are outside` to get into the news? Also just because some women are living in horrendous situations does not mean that men are all living in paradise either. There are many men who are subject to domestic violence. emotional abuse etc. Much worse than simply being asked to cover up.

Getting offended at simply being asked to cover up (the airline should provide covers or a private room) is not something to get upset about unless you are acting like an entitled coont.

Get a sense of perspective.
 
2014-02-27 07:37:46 AM  

elvindeath: My wife breastfed both our kids.  I can't remember a single time where she didn't have something to cover with, and wherever possible she'd do it in private.  It was a complete non-issue.  If I slept with your mom and had a medical condition that made my wang leak pus that had to wiped 20 times a day, could I pull out my crank next to these breastfeeding moms and clean off Little Elvin because I was doing it in a "non sexual medical" capacity and not in a "creepy guy you're stuck next to on the plane going to spray a batch on you" capacity ?

/ These farking "mom bloggers" are the downfall of society


Lots of this. Your wife seems sane from your report, as do you, which seems to have lead to the non-issue remaining a non-issue.

More people should be like this.
 
2014-02-27 07:39:43 AM  
By the way, BBC, the correct name of the airline is "Delta Air Lines," with space between "Air" and "Lines."
No worries, I lived in Atlanta for 30 years before learning that.
 
2014-02-27 08:20:05 AM  
Amused by all the sensitive farkers here clutching at their pearls over the thought of seeing a breast in public.  Saints preserve us!
 
2014-02-27 08:21:53 AM  

skinink: The only winning move is not to choose. How about a nice game of Global Thermonuclear War?


Anthropogenic nuclear war is extrapolated from two small a data sample and cannot be said to be proven.
 
2014-02-27 08:28:21 AM  

Mambo Bananapatch: Just curious. Is it possible to want to bring attention to an issue that concerns you without being an attention whore? Obviously there are bored and/or insecure people who just want attention for its own sake, but how do you distinguish between them and people who want to draw attention to a perceived injustice?


If they hold up protest signs next to an entrance, I'll read the signs and consider that the place of business may have committed some wrong. If the message sounds credible and they're willing to discuss the issue in a civilized manner, I might even switch to another store.

If they hold up protest signs in front of an entrance, and physically prevent both customers and employees from entering the place of business, I'll read the signs and mentally file away that group alongside PETA and others who ultimately do more harm than good. When the police arrive and arrest them, I'll literally start clapping and encourage other customers to do the same as a form of semi-silent counter-protest against that group, even when their cause is one I support 100%.
 
2014-02-27 08:30:51 AM  

EmmaLou: As a woman, I don't want to see your kid suckling. Yes, it's normal and natural, but I still don't want to see your bare breast. Put something between that special moment and the people around you: a receiving blanket, a t shirt, a scarf...whatever.

I'm guessing these ladies who want to breastfeed in the open are the same ladies who don't like public nudity...for the children.


So? Look away. Problem solved.
 
2014-02-27 08:36:31 AM  

dready zim: I demand equality. I want free drinks and to be able to act like I am entitled to lots of stuff. I want to be able to be out in public with parts of myself exposed that would normally be illegal. I will not accept that I live in a society filled with people who are not me who have different opinions to me. I will not accept that I might have to in the slightest adapt my behaviour because I am in public.

I am woman.

I am a mother.

Won`t someone please think of the children?

I say stop using your child as a political weapon. Your kid does not care whether you are in a private room or out on the main drag as long as they have a nipple in their mouth. If they do care they are too old to breastfeed.

My point being that it seems `equality` these days isn`t very equal. Imagine being a man and asking for the reciprocal thing (which should be fine in a proper framework of equality) and reacting the same way, wanting to get parts of yourself out in public that are normally illegal to get out and being offended that someone asks you to cover up. They haven`t asked you to stop what you are doing, just cover up.

Now imagine you got so offended by being asked to cover up that you got it into the news.

The headline would be `crazy pervert demands right to expose himself to children`

Just because women have been and continue to be heavily oppressed in parts of the world does not mean that every desire you have that gets thwarted is a huge example of male domination. That is just childish and petulant and diminishes the perception of actual abuses, which are far too common. Genital mutilation for one. Forced marriage as a child is another. Can you see how getting `please do that privately` into the news is not helping when other women want `A gang of us are going to beat and rape you just because you are outside` to get into the news? Also just because some women are living in horrendous situations does not mean that men are all living in paradise either. There are many men who are subject to domestic violence. emotional abuse etc. Much worse than simply being asked to cover up.

Getting offended at simply being asked to cover up (the airline should provide covers or a private room) is not something to get upset about unless you are acting like an entitled coont.

Get a sense of perspective.


First of all, it's not illegal to have a breast out and breastfeed. Second of all, it's legal for women to be topless in some places even if they're not breastfeeding (NYC).

So it's legal already. The only issue is for some reason, you just can't accept that.

Why? It's just a boob.
 
2014-02-27 09:00:11 AM  
So, these mommybloggers obviously won't mind if I sit next to them and change out my insulin pump infusion set, right?
 
2014-02-27 09:12:09 AM  

Cerebral Ballsy: Second of all, it's legal for women to be topless in some places even if they're not breastfeeding (NYC).


It's legal for men to be topless everywhere in the country, but thousands of businesses have a 'no shirt no service' policy.
It's legal to sit down at a table everywhere in the country, but thousands of restaurants have 'tables are for paying customers only' policy.
It's a constitutionally protected right to speak out against others.

If a group of men barge into a restaurant, refuse to order anything, strip down to their waist, and scream at the top of their lungs that they have a legal right to be there and are breaking no laws, I'm pretty sure they'd all be arrested for trespassing. But when 'mommybloggers' do exactly that, even when none of them even have a young child present in the first place, it's perfectly fine, because reasons.
 
2014-02-27 09:21:09 AM  

spamdog: Who are these people who are really offended about public breastfeeding?

What are they, mormons? Other women who are resentful? What?


That public nudity laws should exist is a debatable topic,  The fact that they do exist means that nobody should be exempt from them.  There is no situation where its acceptable for a male to get naked, why should females get a pass?
 
2014-02-27 09:46:36 AM  
Fark children. I wish SIDS on each and every one of them.
 
2014-02-27 09:55:40 AM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: I don't understand the cringing when a mother feeds her child the way nature intended.

Who. The. fark. Cares??!

And, basement dwellers, it is nowhere near the same thing as pissing, or shiatting or jerking off. Pissing/shiatting is the elimination of bodily waste that can be and often is potentially harmful to others. The contents are segregated from the rest of the population as to not spread infection.


Urine is significantly more sterile and thus safe than breastmilk.  So if safety is your metric, then I should be allowed to pee wherever I want.
 
2014-02-27 09:58:21 AM  
The problem with Las Leches League is that it reminds me of Tres Leches cake and then I want cake.  Crap.
 
2014-02-27 10:05:37 AM  
FTFA:  "Jessica Martin-Weber on her blog, the Leaky Boob....."

img.4plebs.org
 
2014-02-27 10:51:11 AM  
When all you do is sit around all day, you have a lot of free time to complain.
 
2014-02-27 10:54:43 AM  

Pokey.Clyde: spamdog: Who are these people who are really offended about public breastfeeding?

Well, I can't speak for everybody, nor would I presume to. Personally, I have no problem with breast feeding in public. However, it usually seems that the type of woman that insists on feeding in public without covering up is also the type that will pitch a shiat fit the moment anyone so much as glances at them. They want to be able to whip one out anywhere, but they also don't want anyone to see. Anyway, I guess I'm saying that my problem would come from them wanting to have their cake and eat it too. Want to feed in public? Fine. But you don't get to say jack shiat if someone looks at you. Don't want anyone to see you? Fine. Cover up or excuse yourself to someplace more private.


Wrong.  I didn't cover up because it was useless...once kids can grab something, they will rip it off, flail it around or play with it.  It's very, very easy to be discreet without having to cover up.  I never went topless, and I never once biatched or caused a scene.  I fed my children in public places when it was necessary to keep them from annoying everyone around us with their screams.  Most mothers aren't trying to prove a point...they are trying to get in and out without bothering people.  I wish I could have pumped and taken bottles with me in public, simply because it's easier, but I was never one of those people who have enough 'left over' to fill up the freezer....or even a couple of bottles.  It is what it is, but basically, my main goal was to not annoy the people around me if at all possible.
 
2014-02-27 10:59:15 AM  

bborchar: I didn't cover up because it was useless...once kids can grab something, they will rip it off, flail it around or play with it.


If the kid is playing rather than eating, he/she isn't really that hungry.  Unless of course the kid is 2.
 
2014-02-27 11:15:28 AM  

ElFugawz: Can I be in favor of not getting panties in a bunch?

People who are so offended by breastfeeding: STFU.
Sanctimonious bloggers who think they are marching for suffrage or something here: STFU.

I will side against the "mommy-"bloggers on this one because this one started when they would not STFU.


Interesting way to look at it. Was it not Delta that denied a child his food to save the other passengers from the horrible fate of maybe having to accidentally see a boob? This puritan shiat has gone way too far. The people who are so uptight about seeing a naked boob need to address it with their God who intelligently designed the milk/boob/nipple delivery system in the first place.

Not to mention, for a grown man to complain about having to see a naked boob sounds completely homosexual. The problem is, I know a few homosexuals, and not one of them is so uptight they'd complain that their right to not have to see a boob is more important than a child's right to eat.

The argument boils down to this. Is a child's right to eat more important than an arsehole's right not to have to accidentally see a boob. I'm all in favor of no bunched panties, but this time I gotta side with the mommy bloggers.
 
2014-02-27 11:20:05 AM  

lennavan: bborchar: I didn't cover up because it was useless...once kids can grab something, they will rip it off, flail it around or play with it.

If the kid is playing rather than eating, he/she isn't really that hungry.  Unless of course the kid is 2.


Uh, no...most kids squirm while they are eating.  It's a thing they do.  And I breastfed one child until she was 6 months old and the other until he was 18 months...so no, I've never breastfed a 2 year old.  They squirm, fidget, and yank on everything they can grab.  It has nothing to do with how hungry they are, they just don't like to be still.  And it's possible to feed a child without exposing yourself even without a cover, which some people here don't seem to get.  Breastfeeding without a cover doesn't automatically mean you are flashing everyone or going topless...it just means that you can see the baby and usually nothing else.  Most of the time, it doesn't even look like the kid is eating...it just looks like the mother is holding him because you can't see anything else.  The only way anyone would have seen ANYTHING when I was breastfeeding would have been if they had been about 3 inches from my chest, and I would have noticed.
 
2014-02-27 11:38:38 AM  

the ha ha guy: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: I don't understand the cringing when a mother feeds her child the way nature intended.

With a group of twenty others sitting topless in the middle of a restaurant chanting so loud that the waiters have to ask people to point at the menu to take their order?
Standing with five others in a line holding signs and intentionally blocking the entrance to a grocery store?
Walking around your office threatening to "call the police for sexual harassment" because a manager asked if the mother would like a quiet room for the baby to go to sleep?

If you want to breastfeed your kid the way nature intended, then just sit down, shut up, and do it, "the way nature intended". As long as you don't scream in our ears or swing your flabby milk duds in our faces, chances are we won't even realize that you're doing it in the first place.

The kinds of AWs in these articles don't really care about breastfeeding at all, they just want to be the center of attention 24/7 as the perpetual victim, even when others bend over backwards to make suitable accommodations. If the mother didn't have a request to cover up, she would probably have started loudly complaining about being denied a blanket so she could cover up. The fact that she settled out of court tells me that she didn't care about setting a precedent to help out other families at all, she just wanted to force her way into becoming the next 'victim of the month'.

/See also: Tea Party Republicans, religious zealots, Palestine, Israel, anti-vaxxers, NAACP, NRA, PETA, "womyn", "legalize it" stoners, "differently abled" disabled, etc.


So much THIS^^^

Yes, breastfeeding is natural. That doesn't mean that I want to watch. My wife breastfed all of our kids, often in public, and never had a single issue because she was discreet. 99% of the time, the people around us had no idea that it was even happening. This whole "Hey, look at me! I can complete a biological function that roughly half of the mammals on the planet can do! See how special I am??" crap is just annoying. Sit down, shut up, and cover up. You don't have to go full burka and drape a bed sheet over yourself, you don't need to be shunned to a private milking chamber, just discreetly cover the relevant bits and don't demand that I pay attention to you. Your ability to produce milk really isn't that impressive to me. My dog can do that, and she licks her own asshole. I'll bet you can't do that*.

*if you can actually do that, EIP
 
2014-02-27 11:41:01 AM  

jeblis: When all you do is sit around all day, you have a lot of free time to complain.


You didn't hear?  She is a MOTHER!

BEHOLD ALL OF HER MIRACLES OF MOTHERHOOD!  BOW DOWN BEFORE HER BLOG POSTS AND HER THRICE DAILY FACEBOOK POSTS ABOUT YOGA!  BASK IN THE GLOW OF HER ORGANIC CAROB CHIP COOKIES THAT SHE SPENT ALL DAY PREPARING AND THEN EVERYONE HATED THEM AND OH MY GOD i CAN'T BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE WOULD MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT MY BABY! OF COURSE I AM STILL BREASTFEEDING, HOW ELSE WILL MY SON HAVE ENERGY FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE?!  VALIDATE MEEEEE!!!!!
 
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