Here is a response someone so lovely decided to leave me:
“I feel the same way about breasts in public just for the sake of women exposing themselves also, so please don’t come back at me with the “if a hot chick was doing it, you wouldn’t complain”
Oh yes I would!
Feeding the child does take precedence, but again it’s all about preparedness.
Shayne hit the nail on the head with the emergency bottles.
Breast feeding in public where the breast is exposed for the public to see should be a last resort.
Public, uncovered feeding is usually implemented by unprepared parents or uncouth parents.
It isn’t so hard to plan to have extra bottles, or take into consideration WHERE you’ll be going to plan where to feed if the need arises.
It’s just like walking into a building and knowing where your exits are in case of a fire, or other pressing emergency.
Also I doubt any child would die from a meal delayed for 10-20 minutes, so the life-sustaining reason is a crock.
Anyone who doesn’t feed their child enough where it becomes a life or death situation to breastfeed in front of everyone is a bad parent. (I’m sure this isn’t the case with any of you above. No sarcasm, 100% serious.)
Now, I can’t speak AS a parent, but any situation boils down to planning and preparedness.
It’s not difficult to prepare bottles or look for possible “safe-zones” to feed.
10-20 minutes (perhaps even less) to move the baby to an appropriate area is not something that will kill the baby.
If crying for food breaks your heart, you’re just spoiling it by dropping everything and feeding on the spot.
If you’re in a jam and you absolutely must, I too praise the effort to move it into a lightly populated area.”
First of all, fuck you, you have a penis and have no idea what you are even talking about. Yeah, I must be a lousy, unprepared, unaware and non sophisticated parent. Hit the nail right on the head guy.
You are right, its not difficult to prepare bottles, but you know what its called attachment parenting and on demand feeding and NO FORMULA. That’s my parenting philosophy and you have no right to say that I am spoiling my kid or that I am not sophisticated enough because I don’t cover up when I feed. I feed on demand, wherever, whenever. That’s how it goes. I don’t use formula because there was never a need for formula, my breast milk had everything she needed and I have a healthy NEVER BEEN SICK non vaccinated baby.
I wish these two idiots the best of luck trying to land women who will agree with all their crazy talk and “rules” about feeding in public. When you fuck-asses have babies (and I pray to all the gods and goddesses in the world that you never reproduce) come back and talk to me, and see if you feel the same way after you are watching your little miracle latch on to their mother. Then see how its like when you go out and you’re little one is screaming and refuses to take the bottle, I’d like to see your reactions then. You will feel 100% different about women feeding in public once your kid is the one who is reaping the benefits.
Don’t put a statement on facebook that reads: “Really lady? No one wants to see you breast feeding your baby in public. Buy a shawl or something” and not expect your friends who are moms and pro breast feeding not to react. Then try to cram down reasons why you think you are the ruler of the universe and demand not to see any babies feeding. Go die or something.