Mother's day article...sorta

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Mother's day article...sorta
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Fri, 05-09-2003 - 11:22am
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Fri, 05-09-2003 - 2:22pm
I can't really form an opinion because I haven't read the original artical. What happened to the woman on the plane?

I must say that for the second time on this board I feel like I'm from outer space. I hear about women being told to stop breastfeeding when they are in public but I've breastfed in tons of public places and I have never noticed even one hostile look let alone being asked to leave.

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Fri, 05-09-2003 - 3:11pm
My bestfriend was in the post office one day last year with her then 6mo old?? She was discreetly in the back of the building sitting in the last row of chairs waiting her turn and she had a near hour wait. Baby was hungry and she proceeded to lift her shirt and bf. No sound out of baby...again, she was in the back and very discreet. About 5minutes later she was approached by the manager of the USPS and told she could not bf in the building. The manager told her that he received a complaint. This manager was seemingly making a spectical out of her because other patrons chimed in with, "she wasn't bothering me." My friend was in near tears.....and was actually crying when she told me the story.

I was so livid....I told her she needed to contact her local new station, and the attorney general's office. Not to mention that she was in a FEDERAL building!!


Anyway....it happened to her too.


christine



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Fri, 05-09-2003 - 4:56pm
I also wanted to read the original article, but when I did a search of that columnist, it did not come up.

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Same here-I have neither been the "victim" nor have I witnessed anyone else getting flack for BFIP. (I'm sure it's because I'd be more than willing to educate anyone ;) I also find it intersting that more Drs aren't "strongly" encouraging more women to BF. At one of my pg visits w/ DD#2 there was another woman there making her next appt. She was telling the receptionist that she would NEVER see the midwife at this practice again because the MW kept bugging her about BF. I just assumed every dr. was as passionate. & yes, I know what happens when one assumes anything;)

Janet & nursling Sierra



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Fri, 05-09-2003 - 6:03pm
I have posted this before, but it merits posting again.

http://www.lalecheleague.org/Law/Bills4.html

Basically, in the U.S.A. a woman has the right to breastfeed anywhere she is allowed to be. Any exposure of the breast incidental to breastfeeding is not considered to be indecent. It is interesting to note that in some states it is a crime to limit a woman's right to breastfeed anywhere she chooses. The penalty for interference can be imprisonment or fines.

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Sat, 05-10-2003 - 2:01pm
This story is completely shameful. I am always surprised when I read these stories that this kind of ignorance is still so prevalent.

Danielle

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Sat, 05-10-2003 - 3:31pm
Here is a link to the original story:

http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2003/04/1602800.php

My take on it is that I don't think the airline was totally at fault. It sounds like they were trying to pacify both passengers. Of course, it's hard to know whose side of the story is correct. However, I don't think the mother deserved a Level 1 complaint, etc.

Sherry

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Sat, 05-10-2003 - 5:14pm
Thanks for posting the original story. :-)

I find it ridculous that this fellow was listened to more than the person who was trying to care for her innocent child in the best way she could. I think they could have told him to relax and let the woman do her job. I think that they might look like they were trying to pacify both on the outside, but on the inside, I think this is just another jibe at bfing moms.

Fio.

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Sun, 05-11-2003 - 1:44pm
Thanks for posting the original article. What a shock to see this going on. It's very disturbing to think that guy and others like him are actually out there. I wonder if this man would have been as bothered by her if she was actully doing something wrong to her child?

Janet & nusling Sierra

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Sun, 05-11-2003 - 1:48pm
Yah, like spanking him!!

christine


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