Assignment: Baby Feeding

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Assignment: Baby Feeding
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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 2:53pm
This is your assignment, should you choose to accept it



While you are out and about, watch for women feeding babies in public - and report back. You can do this one time, every once in a while, or daily if you wish. We can compile a picture of what it is currently like for women to feed a baby in public.

Here's what I want you to notice and report back:

When you first noticed the mom feeding in public, what caught your eye first, to make you notice her?

Where were you - in a restaurant, in a mall, in someone's home, etc?

What was the method of feeding - BFing or bottle-feeding? If you know what was in the bottle, let us know.

Was mom seated comfortably, in full view - or hiding in a corner, etc?

Was mom alone - or with friends or family?

Did mom look calm and relaxed - or nervous and looking about?

Were others looking at her - or ignoring her?

Was anyone smiling at her, frowning, or giving her dirty looks?

If mom was BFing, did she use a cover-up?

If mom was bottle-feeding, did she hold the baby?

Anything else you think is pertinent...

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 6:12pm
witch_power wrote:
This is your assignment, should you choose to accept it



While you are out and about, watch for women feeding babies in public - and report back. You can do this one time, every once in a while, or daily if you wish. We can compile a picture of what it is currently like for women to feed a baby in public.

Here's what I want you to notice and report back:

Well, I just saw a mother NIP on Saturday, when we were on a short holiday to a tourist destination.

When you first noticed the mom feeding in public, what caught your eye first, to make you notice her?

A couple of things - the 'baby' was a toddler girl, and the mother was feeding her with her top pulled down. I always fed by pulling my top up.

Where were you - in a restaurant, in a mall, in someone's home, etc?

We were walking through a mall in the evening. The lady was sitting in a reasonably large audience watching a public show with people singing in the open air.