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#51 Kafkaesque

Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:02 PM

View Postlucky 2, on 04 December 2018 - 09:38 PM, said:

You can bf on a bench or chair at the shops, you don't have to segregate yourself if you and your baby find a comfortable place to rest and feed.
Maybe try not looking too much at those around you. Get comfortable, breath, relax if you can.
I presume you are not bf in the shop, IE a clothes shop or shoe shop. That would be different!
At a cafe or anywhere else that provides seating should be fine.

Huh what? Why is a shop different to anywhere else? Disturbed by this. I thought you are usually supportive of bf🤔

#52 Jingleflea

Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:04 PM

Considering I've had women bare chested coming in and out of change rooms in my years working in retail, I wouldn't even BLINK at someone feeding in a clothes shops.

I remember seeing a woman walking home, pushing the pram and feeding while walking. I was so jealous! I never could manage that.

#53 Oriental lily

Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:25 PM

Pretty sure Lucky2 didint realise the OP was walking around while BF a baby , browsing .

#54 Gonzy

Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:28 PM

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I presume you are not bf in the shop, IE a clothes shop or shoe shop. That would be different!

What an odd thing to say.  What do you think the OP is doing in a shoe or clothes shop that would preclude her from feeding there?  Spraying milk all over the garments?

Of course you can breastfeed anywhere, anytime OP - even in a shop ;)

I am another who stands to b/feed but often because I am also rocking and patting my little wriggler at the same time so that he is nice and relaxed enough to feed without using my nipple as a bungee chord.

#55 Mrs Zee

Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:32 PM

View PostOriental lily, on 05 December 2018 - 12:25 PM, said:

Pretty sure Lucky2 didint realise the OP was walking around while BF a baby , browsing .

Ahhh so maybe she thought she was in a shopping centre,  wanted a chair so asked a shop to use their seat?

I still don't see anything wrong or weird or different about that. :shrug:

#56 born.a.girl

Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:00 PM

I'd love to see a clothing shop have a sign saying 'Breastfeeding and want somewhere quiet to feed?  Feel free to come and relax in one of our change rooms.'

Obviously you'd need a few changerooms.

#57 ChristmasFleur

Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:13 PM

https://www.agweb.co...ding_in_public/

Breastfeed wherever you want, OP. Babies need feeding!

#58 Ellie bean

Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:14 PM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 05 December 2018 - 01:00 PM, said:

I'd love to see a clothing shop have a sign saying 'Breastfeeding and want somewhere quiet to feed?  Feel free to come and relax in one of our change rooms.'

Obviously you'd need a few changerooms.
Or just “feeding your baby and want somewhere quiet”. I copped more flak FF my baby in public than I did bfing, I know for others it’s the opposite, all mums could do with somewhere quiet and private to feed and I sure would have bought clothes in a shop with that sign :)


#59 born.a.girl

Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:24 PM

View PostEllie bean, on 05 December 2018 - 01:14 PM, said:

Or just “feeding your baby and want somewhere quiet”. I copped more flak FF my baby in public than I did bfing, I know for others it’s the opposite, all mums could do with somewhere quiet and private to feed and I sure would have bought clothes in a shop with that sign :)

Yeah, sorry, my mind was thinking of the OP, and the responses.


I know some babies are so distractable, too, that feeding in public is painful, with either method.

#60 Mooples

Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:44 PM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 05 December 2018 - 01:00 PM, said:

I'd love to see a clothing shop have a sign saying 'Breastfeeding and want somewhere quiet to feed?  Feel free to come and relax in one of our change rooms.'

Obviously you'd need a few changerooms.

I’ve been out bathers shopping once and ds2 didn’t understand why my boobs were out but not for him and started crying so I had to sit and feed him in the changeroom.

#61 Nerdette

Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:51 PM

I loved bfeeding DS, and I was so prepared for the jerks I had read about, but most of the time all i got was positive looks and comments, one woman even came up to me in a cafe and told me it was beautiful, really made my day. Only time I had an issue was when I was in a clothing store and DS needed a feed at about 4 weeks old, there was a couch in the corner so I sat down and fed him and two teenage girls walked past and one said "oh my god! Do not do that here!" It was only a one off but it really stuck with me. The positive that came out of it was that it made me even more determined to feed whenever DS needed it, to do my thing for normalising breastfeeding.

Babies need to be fed, they don't understand waiting. Bottle or boob, just feed your baby when they need it and don't worry about the haters. (And as pointed out by many pp, they are probably more impressed than anything if you are doing it standing!)

#62 Hollycoddle

Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:10 PM

View Postlucky 2, on 04 December 2018 - 09:38 PM, said:

I presume you are not bf in the shop, IE a clothes shop or shoe shop. That would be different!


And why not?  If she's legitimately browsing in there and the need arises then I don't see why she can't!

Edited by Mollycoddle, 05 December 2018 - 03:10 PM.


#63 born.a.girl

Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:17 PM

View PostMooples, on 05 December 2018 - 01:44 PM, said:

I’ve been out bathers shopping once and ds2 didn’t understand why my boobs were out but not for him and started crying so I had to sit and feed him in the changeroom.


One for his 21st I think Mooples.  :)

#64 luckynutcracker

Posted 05 December 2018 - 07:38 PM

I did make a presumption op was getting looks for sitting somewhere in a shopping centre feeding.
I hardly ever see women bfing and walking about but it makes me smile.

Its likely I live in an area where few women are bfing in public (or bfing at all).

I don't believe there is any law that would prohibit you from feeding your baby in any type of shop if that works for you and your baby.


#65 Soontobegran

Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:25 PM

Are you the Werribee Plaza mum ?




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