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    (Original post by tazarooni89)
    I think you made a good point :yep:

    Sometimes courtesy for others is more important than your own convenience.

    I could just as easily ask "why should I go and find a toilet when I need to take a dump, when I can just go in public? It's perfectly natural you know, and I do actually NEED to do it..."
    Oh bless you, are you a little baby?
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    (Original post by balloon_parade)
    You only feel awkward because you're not used to it. If it was widely practiced and done in public all the time, then you wouldn't even be phased by it. It would just be a normal part of society.

    Would you prefer a screaming baby down your ear the whole bus ride or a tiny bit of akwardness on your behalf?

    Most women don't get their whole breast out either, I've been around lots of others who've breastfed. I've never once seen that happen. Or even seen a flash of nipple for that matter!
    youre right. it probably is why i would feel awkward around it, so would many people.

    no, i wouldnt prefer a screaming baby, but id prefer that to a woman showing her whole breast.

    dont get me wrong (which a lot of people are) i dont have a problem with breastfeeding when its discrete, as you say, mostly people dont even realise. but to think its narrow minded for someone to disagree with getting your whole breast out is wrong
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    You have changed your stance and softened your opinion.
    congrats.
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    (Original post by Brouhaha)
    No you idiot, you give a baby a bottle once and they won't want a breast.
    And they will be unhealthier.
    and not have as good a bond with the mother.
    i love how people on here are resorting to name calling to try and get their point across. then have the cheek to call me ignorant

    youre the perfect example

    and no, look at post 88, i believe. dont think youve changed my stance, love. you was just too lazy to bother reading it in the first place.
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    (Original post by Brouhaha)
    Oh bless you, are you a little baby?
    Even a baby can wait a minute, in many cases.
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    (Original post by Brouhaha)
    No you idiot, you give a baby a bottle once and they won't want a breast.
    And they will be unhealthier.
    and not have as good a bond with the mother.
    First bit I agree with - I was breastfed, but then (I believe) my mum was ill and so couldn't breastfeed me so I had formula. I refused breast milk after that. I don't think that my lack of breast milk made me unhealthier though. Although I was on solids from shortly after 6 months...
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    (Original post by tazarooni89)
    Even a baby can wait a minute, in many cases.
    oh yes babies can wait because they can't do anything about it, but they get distressed, ever heard of the strange situation?
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    (Original post by anna_spanner89)
    oh yes babies can wait because they can't do anything about it, but they get distressed, ever heard of the strange situation?
    Did you read the words "in many cases"

    many does not equal all
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    (Original post by tom//)
    if you actually bothered to read my posts, i wasnt saying about a wondering nipple :rolleyes:

    i was saying about someone who choses to get her whole breast out in a situation which someone couldnt get out of, i.e a bus journey. thats inconsiderate, id feel extremely awkward if she was sat next to me, so would a lot of other people. whether its natural or not, thats not my fault.
    OK, I didn't think I needed to say it, but DONT TAKE EVERYTHING YOU READ SO LITERALLY! It is quite obvious that I meant a bare breast - it woudl be slightly cumbersome to expose a nipple and nothing else, don't you think *please, no theories as to how this could be done can we just accept that it would be a bit more of a hassle than just unbuttoning a shirt *

    I meant exactly what you just said above, however I really did not think I needed so spell it out quite so explicitly.

    It could be argued that, in depriving the baby of food for an extra X minutes (could be 5, could be 50, how would you know?) just so that you can feel a little more comfortable, is also inconsiderate - even more so because poor little bubba's know nothing of consideration for others, and do not understand the concept of waiting for a more opportune moment to feed, whereas you do understand these concepts, yet are only thinking about you own comfort.

    I find the uproar over breast feeding amusing, particularly as it seems that most of the people I have found to be so against it were males *not all, obviously* - males who would have no objection in flicking to page 3 of The Sun, or taking a look at Nuts magazine, which is breast-tastic by anyone's measures.
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    (Original post by tom//)
    i love how people on here are resorting to name calling to try and get their point across. then have the cheek to call me ignorant

    youre the perfect example

    and no, look at post 88, i believe. dont think youve changed my stance, love. you was just too lazy to bother reading it in the first place.
    You sir, deserve some rep!
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    uh oh, threads like these make me look up the latest health research on breast milk then I get all dissapointed that I wasn't breast fed. Meh in reality its only a few months of missing out on good nutrition I guess if you were not breast fed you can make up for it by eating well now despite what research says. About bfeeding in public its not a big deal but I can't see why women want to do it in front of people.
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    (Original post by Toffee_Kid)
    OK, I didn't think I needed to say it, but DONT TAKE EVERYTHING YOU READ SO LITERALLY! It is quite obvious that I meant a bare breast - it woudl be slightly cumbersome to expose a nipple and nothing else, don't you think *please, no theories as to how this could be done can we just accept that it would be a bit more of a hassle thank just unbuttoning a shirt *

    I meant exactly what you just said above, however I really did not think I needed so spell it out quite so explicitly.

    It could be argued that, in depriving the baby of food for an extra X minutes (could be 5, could be 50, how would you know?) just so that you can feel a little more comfortable, is also inconsiderate - even more so because poor little bubba's know nothing of consideration for others, and do not understand the concept of waiting for a more opportune moment to feed, whereas you do understand these concepts, yet are only thinking about you own comfort.

    I find the uproar over breast feeding amusing, particularly as it seems that most of the people I have found to be so against it were males *not all, obviously* - males who would have no objection in flicking to page 3 of The Sun, or taking a look at Nuts magazine, which is breast-tastic by anyone's measures.
    well, yes, you did :p:
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    (Original post by tazarooni89)
    You sir, deserve some rep!
    haha, i thought that would shut her up

    changed my stance, what a way to flatter herself
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    (Original post by tom//)
    youre right. it probably is why i would feel awkward around it, so would many people.

    no, i wouldnt prefer a screaming baby, but id prefer that to a woman showing her whole breast.

    dont get me wrong (which a lot of people are) i dont have a problem with breastfeeding when its discrete, as you say, mostly people dont even realise. but to think its narrow minded for someone to disagree with getting your whole breast out is wrong
    It isn't wrong, but no sane mother would do that on purpose! Most (& everyone I know!) try to be as discreet as possible- they don't want to have everything on show!

    Its not like they are just sat there on their own with some peepshow routine, lol. The aim is to feed the baby with as little as possible on show! Thats why specialist breastfeeding bras and tops were invented!
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    (Original post by balloon_parade)
    It isn't wrong, but no sane mother would do that on purpose! Most (& everyone I know!) try to be as discreet as possible- they don't want to have everything on show!

    Its not like they are just sat there on their own with some peepshow routine, lol. The aim is to feed the baby with as little as possible on show! Thats why specialist breastfeeding bras and tops were invented!
    *nods* The disagreement is with people who think public breastfeeding is disgusting/wrong; not those who think it should be done as discretely as possible.


    Thanks for the rep, balloon_parade!
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    (Original post by anna_spanner89)
    but this isn't defecating, it's eating...in a natural and healthy way in the way the inidividual knows how..

    say, for example an adult needs to eat, but the most healthy way for this adult to eat is to do something socially unacceptable, sayyyy, hypothetically, inject themselves which may involve showing skin or a body part, eg the top of the leg etc...would you object?
    Yes, if the person administering the injection got a droopy, scabby, leaky, veiny breast out to do it.
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    (Original post by lilith_bloom)
    Yes, if the person administering the injection got a droopy, scabby, leaky, veiny breast out to do it.
    Well, my breasts don't look all droopy and scabby and veiny; does that mean I'm ok to do it if I have kids? :p:

    You're (presumably, judging by your user name) a girl; do you really find the sight of breasts (that can be barely seen during breastfeeding!) that offensive? I mean, what damage do you expect them to do?
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    It doesnt bother me personally - its natural.
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    I don't have strong views either way on this but I wish people would stop using 'it's natural' as a mantra for supporting public breastfeeding, that doesn't make you look very intelligent as the same logic could be used to endorse ******** in the street
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    (Original post by Erik.)
    I don't have strong views either way on this but I wish people would stop using 'it's natural' as a mantra for supporting public breastfeeding, that doesn't make you look very intelligent as the same logic could be used to endorse ******** in the street
    But it's natural to do it in public. It's natural to do it round other people in social places. It's more natural to do all the other things mentioned in private.
 
 
 
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