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    I don't see any problem with it. Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the world.

    I mean, you can't expect a woman to take her newborn baby into a public toilet to breastfeed!
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    I'm not suggesting people should start doing this, but:

    Why are people so adverse to breastfeeding in a toliet? I mean, I wouldn't want to eat in a toilet in case any bacteria got onto my food, which I would then be eating. But that's not really a problem with breastfeeding, is it?

    Is there an actual logical reason for this? Or is it just because it seems a bit unusual?
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    (Original post by randomgirl)
    Well as long as it's subtle then who cares. I mean, it's only natural.
    (Original post by eMJaaay♥)
    It may sound 'disgusting' but its natural
    (Original post by sweetlovinchick2k1)
    I don't see any problem with it. Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the world.

    Hmmm, I don’t think it makes sense to say that something is okay just because it’s natural.

    Having sex is also natural, but that doesn't justify enacting it in public. :o:

    (Original post by princess_sue)
    Breastfeeding is natural and beautiful & no one should be put upon for doing it.
    The beauty aspect is subjective. Indeed, many guys think watching sex is beautiful.

    Should that justify having sex in public?
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    (Original post by Anony mouse)
    Hmmm, I don’t think it makes sense to say that something is okay just because it’s natural.

    Having sex is also natural, but I don’t think that means it’s okay to see it enacted in public. :o:
    It is not natural to do that in public, though. It is natural to breastfeed in public and around other people.
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    (Original post by nolongerhearthemusic)
    It is not natural to do that in public, though. It is natural to breastfeed in public and around other people.
    How are you defining "natural" exactly?
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    (Original post by nolongerhearthemusic)
    It is not natural to do that in public, though. It is natural to breastfeed in public and around other people.
    You will see that in the animal kingdom, sex is quite often public. Thus, it is natural to do it in public. People don't have sex in public because it is socially unacceptable - a man made rule.

    Besides, there is a totally different emphasis on the issue between saying:

    'breastfeeding is natural' and 'breastfeeding, in public, is natural'.
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    I personally don't support it.
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    I feel really sorry for your friend OP. I hope she continues to feed her baby wherever and whenever he/she needs it. How dare that old woman come up to you like that. She needs a bloody slap.

    It's the most natural thing in the world for a mother to feed her child albeit on a park bench, on the bus or in private. Breastfeeding is natural and beautiful & no one should be put upon for doing it.
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    (Original post by Antonia87)
    How is that any different to a top-shelf mag or a film that includes nudity? Apart from the fact that the breast is actually serving the purpose its meant to serve?
    Top shelf magazines and films that include nudity are not allowed to be shown randomly all over the street. Nor should they be.
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    If it's subtle, like you said you only thought they were cuddling, that's fine. But if she's whopping it out and showing off her nipple to everyone...haha not so good.
    But that's incredibly rude of that woman - especially to call you "hippies" simply because you can stand up for yourself. Snobby cow!

    Also...why on earth are you all going on about sex? Who cares what is "natural", rather pretty much everything is!
    Breastfeeding is not exposing genitals, making a huge mess/noise and so on. What a ridiculous comparism!
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    there should be places to do it.
    its uncomfortable seeing them do it in like the middle of a cafe
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    (Original post by Yuffie)
    Top shelf magazines and films that include nudity are not allowed to be shown randomly all over the street. Nor should they be.
    No but its not hard to look up in a shop and see a series of porn mags, they're hardly hidden away.

    And anyway, if men can take out their willies and p*ss in the street (which is a very regular sight), why can't women breastfeed their hungry babies?
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    (Original post by Antonia87)
    No but its not hard to look up in a shop and see a series of porn mags, they're hardly hidden away.

    And anyway, if men can take out their willies and p*ss in the street (which is a very regular sight), why can't women breastfeed their hungry babies?
    They should just do it so you can't see the breast. If they can do it without, then it's unecessary to whip the whole thing out.
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    I hate this "it's natural" argument. It's natural for some insane people to want to go on a murdering rampage, but that doesn't make it okay.
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    "It's natural" on its own is not a good argument.

    I'm just going to say that if it is generally socially unacceptable to reveal a particular body part in public, then try not to reveal it if possible.
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    (Original post by DaveJ)
    I hate this "it's natural" argument. It's natural for some insane people to want to go on a murdering rampage, but that doesn't make it okay.
    That is an utterly terrible comparison.
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    (Original post by Antonia87)
    That is an utterly terrible comparison.
    You get the point though right?

    Taking a dump is natural, but not approprate in public.

    Natural actions which are not appropriate in public do exist.

    Therefore "Natural" does not necessarily imply "Appropriate in public"

    Therefore "It is natural, and so it is appropriate in public" is not a valid argument.


    To put it mathematically
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    (Original post by Antonia87)
    That is an utterly terrible comparison.
    Haha I knew after I posted that, that someone would say what a terrible comparison it was. :p:

    I thought it was bad at first, but now think it's rather acceptable. Something being natural for someone doesn't imply that is it right to do.

    And I've now just realised that natural in the context of breastfeeding means something which needs to be done, whereas natural in the context of my example means something someone's mind feels should be done. So yes, perhaps it wasn't great if nitpicked at, but the overall premise I feel was OK.

    :p:
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    (Original post by DaveJ)
    Haha I knew after I posted that, that someone would say what a terrible comparison it was. :p:

    I thought it was bad at first, but now think it's rather acceptable. Something being natural for someone doesn't imply that is it right to do.

    And I've now just realised that natural in the context of breastfeeding means something which needs to be done, whereas natural in the context of my example means something someone's mind feels should be done. So yes, perhaps it wasn't great if nitpicked at, but the overall premise I feel was OK.

    :p:
    Lol, the thing is, breastfeeding is emotionally and biologically natural. Murder is neither. Murder is not normal or natural in the slightest. If it was, it wouldn't be the most heinous crime :p:

    Let me ask you what I asked another - if men can take their penises out and urinate in the street, why can't women breastfeed their babies? I see men p*ssing in the street much more than I see a woman breastfeeding. And plus, seeing someones urine trickle down a wall is far more disgusting than seeing a baby feeding.
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    (Original post by Antonia87)
    That is an utterly terrible comparison.
    As is sex!
 
 
 
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