Where CAN you BF?

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Where CAN you BF?
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Thu, 02-10-2011 - 2:19pm

Looking at this article, I can't help wondering - where CAN you BF?

Perhaps only at home, all alone, children gone to school, husband gone to work, completely covered up with a king-size sheet and the door locked, the drapes drawn, and a big bio-hazard warning sign on your front door?

After reading this, where do you think it's OK to BF?

9 Most Awkward Breastfeeding Situations

Breast is best for baby. Pediatricians agree that breast-fed infants enjoy several advantages over bottle-fed babies, including protection against serious infections and allergies.

But just where and when a woman should nurse her baby remains a matter of debate. Here are some situations that could get seriously awkward

1. In front of men
- When a mom drops her top to breast-feed, a guy's eyes can have a hard time staying focused. Is it right for her to continue the conversation when the man seems too distracted to keep up?

2. In public
- In many cities, laws permit women to go topless. So why should it seem over the top for a mom to bare her mammaries in public?

3. In a church
- A bare breast might be the answer to someone's prayers - but not every member of the congregation will be singing the praises of a woman who breast-feeds in a house of worship.

4. On a plane
- According to aviation rules, lactating moms have every right to serve up their own in-flight menu, but that doesn't mean every one board will be flying high about it.

5. In front of kids

- Does it warp kids to see mom making her daily milk deliveries?

6. In a Restaurant
- The law in many states says moms have the right to breast-feed their children at the dinner table, but is a public restaurant really the best place for mother's milk? ...some doctors worry that if a mom has an infectious illness like HIV, her breast milk can spread the infection to others. So, moms should be careful to keep breast milk off surfaces. Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10004525-7.html#ixzz1DaLToBIy

7. On the Job
- Doctors say pumping breast milk is a good option when moms can't bring baby to work. But that doesn't mean all her office mates have gotten the memo

8. At a Friend's house
Friends don't let friends drink and drive. And some don't let visiting moms prime their pumps while on the premises. Is that right? Courtesy says moms should ask their hosts where and when they can breast-feed, but just how far should moms go to accommodate a host's wishes?

9. In a Public Bathroom
- Well-meaning moms often retreat to the nearest bathroom to breast-fed their babies, but doctors say the only spigots that should be tapped in a bathroom are the ones attached to the sink. Why? Because bathrooms are often filled with nasty disease-causing germs

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10004525.html

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-02-2006
Thu, 02-10-2011 - 4:17pm

I have to wonder if this article was written in jest, as a way to point out the ridiculousness of some of the things people say about NIP, because I just can't believe that it was written to be taken as serious guidelines for proper NIP.

2010 Siggy
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Registered: 06-17-2007
Thu, 02-10-2011 - 10:10pm
6. In a Restaurant
- The law in many states says moms have the right to breast-feed their children at the dinner table, but is a public restaurant really the best place for mother's milk? ...some doctors worry that if a mom has an infectious illness like HIV, her breast milk can spread the infection to others. So, moms should be careful to keep breast milk off surfaces.

It seems the easiest solution to the problem would be to ban anyone who might have HIV. After all, anyone who has a paper-cut might well have HIV and spread it to other customers. What decade is this, exactly?




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Registered: 01-07-2005
Fri, 02-11-2011 - 3:51pm







Lilypie




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Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 02-11-2011 - 4:03pm

LOL!





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Registered: 06-10-2008
Fri, 02-11-2011 - 5:34pm
OK, I'm LMBO with that visual image in my mind now. Thanks, Elaine!
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Registered: 11-01-2005
Fri, 02-11-2011 - 6:06pm
LOL! It also makes it sound like all men are ogling ZOMG BOOBZ knuckle draggers too...can we stop making excuses for immature men and give other men some credit for being more mature about this? Blaming men is not a good reason. I've nursed uncovered in front of many men including family, friends and a roomful of strangers that were mostly men at a small town hockey arena...not one made a big deal about it and MOST are able to keep eye contact and maintain a conversation with me as well.

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Registered: 01-07-2005
Fri, 02-11-2011 - 10:08pm







Lilypie




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Registered: 03-18-2004
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 10:57am

1. In front of men
- you know I have teh same problem at teh beach when men go topless. It is hard to carry on a conversation with someone when I am trying SO HARD not to stare at a ridiculously protrudung beer gut

2. In public
- I get this one. I mean it is absolutely ESSENTIAL i stip completely from the waist up or I can't nurse.

3. In a church
- ok an actual serious answer to this one. "jesus was breastfed".

4. On a plane
- I am the polite type that prefers to subject EVERY person on teh plane to my screaming baby when his ears pop. Much more considerate

5. In front of kids

- crap how do I nurse my kid without him seeing. Guess I shoudl give up and use formula

6. In a Restaurant
- again I am teh considerate type that allows my child to ruin teh meal of EVERYONE in the establishment with screaming rather than risk making one guy uncomfortable

7. On the Job
- and obviously it is teh womans fault if her colleuges are uneducated

8. At a Friend's house
I live to make my friends uncomfortable by whipping em out. esp in front of their husbands, grandfathers and children

9. In a Public Bathroom
- Too bad this is my fav place top hang out.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_1

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