Quote: Originally Posted by fubbleskag
i know i'm probably gonna be alone on this, but i am personally bothered when i'm enjoying a meal at my favourite restaurant and someone at the table near me starts breastfeeding.
not while i eat, damnit.
Alright fubbleskag,this is not an attack on you
, but I did pick on your quote
As a mother at 17 who chose to breast feed, i was also one who would refuse to let my child starve for the purpose of placating others. It's not like I would flop it out on the table and dish my boob out with a fork and knife, you would have to stare at me to actually pick up on what I was doing. One lady did when I was out with my parents,I had a "snuggli" built for breastfeeding that it was very discreet. Unless you were staring in the side looking for skin, or noticed a wrinkle in my shirt, you couldn't see. Until this lady spoke, my family at the table hadn't even known. She commented quite meanly that I should be doing it out of the public. My Retort?
" First off, I don't know where you think you have the right to stare at my chest and interrrupt my and my family's meal. Secondly Ma'am, Do you eat your lunch in the bathroom?
Pardon Me? She asked
Do you eat your lunch in the bathroom?
Well no, she said
So then tell me why the F*ck should he (meaning my son) he is a person and just as entitled as you.
She was encouraged to leave by the managment, and this was 9 years ago when it was still not imperative that you allow nursing in public
Just because you don't like the meal being served, doesn't mean that you can berate. It's like bitching at someone that you don't want them to eat an entree that you find disgusting. These infants are people too.
If you don't like watching, stop staring.
And think of it from the pragmatic point of view, wouldn't you rather have a happy baby nursing, than a hungry baby wailing? An no, the mother should not have to leave her meal to feed the child so that some will not be offended, when nursing, it's more important that she eat than anyone that may be offended.
That's my opinion....and if you don't like it...tough titty