How to breastfeed appropriately

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Registered: 06-10-2008
How to breastfeed appropriately
Mon, 01-02-2012 - 6:21pm

Two days ago thousands of mothers flocked to Targets across the nation like they do every day but this time, with breasts full & nipples poised to launch a milk attack against the retail giant. The demonstration or “nurse-in” was in response to a lactating female being asked to feed her child in a changing room, away from public view, rather than in a corner of the store days earlier. Upon hearing this news, leaking women from all over the United States descended upon their local Tar-zhays with babies and proceeded to feed them from their private parts as a way of saying “We’re here, you can leer, get used to it”

What breastfeeding mothers don’t seem to realize is that it is entirely inappropriate to expose upstanding citizens to teat nourishment in a public setting. We’re thrilled that you’ve chosen to feed your child the way nature intended but do we have to see it? I mean, we don’t pee in public (unless we’re drunk) and would prefer that you would show us the same courtesy.

Here are a few tips that mothers should & need to adopt to help the rest of us feel comfortable.


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Registered: 10-27-2006
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 11:27am
I'm making this into a t-shirt. : )
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Registered: 04-28-2011
Sun, 01-15-2012 - 8:47pm
Omg that had me busting a gut as I was trying to nurse DD to sleep for the night. I started out really shy about BFing but at 9.5 months I'm of the thought "if you dont wanna see, don't look"
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Registered: 02-04-2007
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 9:25am
Ohhh, that was so funny! I love the scuba-style straw technique for summer!! Thanks for sharing :)

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Thu, 08-02-2012 - 9:28pm

Barging a little on the board, but since there is no "like" button I just have to say :smileyvery-happy: