Should a woman be allowed to nurse her baby in public?

United States
November 1, 2006 2:00pm CST
I am an advocate for nursing. I feel that this is a natural thing and if you choose to nurse your baby, it shouldn't be considered a bad thing. Many people are up in arms about a person nursing in public, even if the is covered while doing this.
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@benben (107)
• India
8 Nov 06
i agree with elusive butterfly... its a natural thing...
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• United States
1 Nov 06
If a women can bottle feed her child in public a women should be able to nurse in public. They are both FEEDING their child. What irks me is no one would dare consider asking a bottle feeding mom to feed their baby in a bathroom, but have no problem saying this to a nursing mom. I don't see anything wrong with nursing in public, I've done it before, in the park, in a museum, in a store. I found a comfy place to sit and nursed. I always had my sons in a sling or carrier,so it was easy to be discreet.
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• United States
1 Nov 06
I get so angry at people who try to put a woman down for doing what her body was naturally intended for.
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@ruslop (71)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I agree that it is the most natural thing in the world. There is nothing wrong with nursing in public. Sad when no one has a problem with people kissing and making out in public, but when it comes to something natural like a mother nursing her child there is such an embassament. It should be the other way around.
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• United States
8 Nov 06
"Allowed"? Yes. I think it should be done as privately as possible, or covered up, but it should definitely be allowed. Babies need to eat!!! And people who have a problem with that are just trying to
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@mayaroma (197)
• Norway
8 Nov 06
Sure. I cant see why not.
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