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Breast feeding (two questions)
Posted 10/12/11
1. Yeah its fine. I don't see anything wrong with that. O____O; They do cover up and stuff...
2. I think around 3. My friend's little sister used to ....till shes like 6... -____-;;))
I just think its better at that age, since the kids will grow some teeth and that the milk will be prob different? I don't know. ^^;;
Posted 10/13/11 , edited 10/13/11
It is perfectly fine to breastfeed in public. Newborns have to feed every 2 hours, and while the time between feedings increases as the baby gets closer to 12 months, it isn't practical for mom to stay holed up indoors all the time, especially if she has other kids already.

Bottle feeding became popular in the West during the industrial revolution, out of desire for the convenience and declining availabilty of wet nurses. Most other countries don't even give it much thought, since formula, bottles and even diapers are more than the average person can afford (why you see a lot of pants-less toddlers on those places).

I nursed my daughter until she was three, when she self-weaned. The resulting bonding it created between us is wonderful - every day she still hugs me and says "I love you, mom." She really cares about what I tell her, too. Some kids need a little more time, I suppose. There is no data that shows that extended breastfeeding is psychologically detrimental in any way; it's only the social angst over it and the prevailing myths that cause any issues.
Posted 10/13/11 , edited 10/13/11

FlyinDumpling wrote:

I think it's pretty disgusting that women breast feed in public. No one wants to see your tits hanging out with little miniscules of white droplets leaking from your left nipple. Don't even give me that "..it's a beautiful thing oh..."



You, my dear, have been culturally conditioned into being repressed about breastfeeding. You're still quite young, and you haven't had the opportunity to become desensitized to it, like you've been desensitized to being able to use public toilets. Think about that for a minute.



stardreamer2100 wrote:

Well here's my opinion:

Question 1: No I don't think its okay to breast feed a child in public. That's just disgusting! I don't think anybody wants to see your breasts. -.-


;)



It's disgusting to you because you're not used to seeing it. Baby has to eat every 2 hours or it will get sick and mother's breasts get extremely painful, so tough sh!t kid. It's protected in about every state, more legislation is on the way to encourage more breastfeeding, so it's not going away. Ever.



ReaperEXE wrote:

Invest in a breast pump. It's just all around advantageous for everyone, whether you're the mother, the baby, or a spectator. I guess the only group of people who it doesn't really work out for are those who like watching women breastfeed their children.


It sounds great in theory, and is a savior for working mothers who still wish to provide breastmilk, and that milk is usually tossed out, only pumped to keep the breastmilk production up and the engorgement pain down. Unfortunately, speaking from experience, everyone is different, and they still don't make custom pumps that work well for everyone.

Even the portable models are bulky and cumbersome. You need an outlet to power them (no, batteries don't work well for suction). You need to safely store the milk to food sanitation standards, it will go rancid much faster than pasteurized milk. Can you begin to see the logistics hassle this is becoming? You will need a whole other bag to carry all this stuff, a cooling system, and access to power.

Or, just carry yourself and your baby and breastfeed on the fly at whim, easy peasy.
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Posted 10/13/11
Bah, whatever...it's just a little boob. Usually they cover it up anyway.

If I could lactate I wouldn't waste it on breastfeeding. I mean I'm freakin' packing two all-natural squirt guns and I'd use them as such. Overcharge me for an item at a check-out and give bad service? *squirt* TAKE THAT! BWAHAhahahaAHAHAaa!!1
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FlyinDumpling wrote: that's if it's not a sea section. Still, the idea of cutting your belly open with a scissor is freaky.....


I lol'd. Your knowledge is shining through.
Posted 10/13/11

Garylisk wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote: that's if it's not a sea section. Still, the idea of cutting your belly open with a scissor is freaky.....


I lol'd. Your knowledge is shining through.



I had to have a Cesarean Section, myself, after 15 hours of excrutiating labor, due to a fever. Heck, if I knew that would happen I would have saved myself the hours of agony. No fun at all. I hate the scar and all the abdomnial issues that came with it. I still can't entirely feel me navel anymore.

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WackyFiasco wrote:


Garylisk wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote: that's if it's not a sea section. Still, the idea of cutting your belly open with a scissor is freaky.....


I lol'd. Your knowledge is shining through.



I had to have a Cesarean Section, myself, after 15 hours of excrutiating labor, due to a fever. Heck, if I knew that would happen I would have saved myself the hours of agony. No fun at all. I hate the scar and all the abdomnial issues that came with it. I still can't entirely feel me navel anymore.



Truly a bad experience, I am told. My mother unfortunately gave birth to both my brother and I in that way. This was in the late 70's and early 80's, and she was informed that she had to have the second one because she had her first child that way. Basically, she was told once you have one, you have to have them for all children. I believe I have heard that this is not true, but it may not have been known at the time, or possible at the time. Medical technology has come a long way since then.

I'm pretty sure I would have to have been one, anyway, though. We were both large.
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Posted 10/13/11

ReaperEXE wrote:

Invest in a breast pump. It's just all around advantageous for everyone, whether you're the mother, the baby, or a spectator. I guess the only group of people who it doesn't really work out for are those who like watching women breastfeed their children.


<- what this guy said
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Garylisk wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote: that's if it's not a sea section. Still, the idea of cutting your belly open with a scissor is freaky.....
I lol'd. Your knowledge is shining through.
That's great to know, too bad you're still ugly.

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FlyinDumpling wrote:


Garylisk wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote: that's if it's not a sea section. Still, the idea of cutting your belly open with a scissor is freaky.....
I lol'd. Your knowledge is shining through.
That's great to know, too bad you're still ugly.



Amazing how you can see me through the internet. Hopefully I never get that tech installed here, I don't wanna see. Then again, put a face behind the baseless insults and I bet less would fly around.
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Posted 10/13/11 , edited 10/13/11
they're just bewwwwwbs guyz get over yourselves.
it's all part of mothah naychuhhhh~

as for the age, i have no clue whatsoever...i suppose when they start going to school D:)
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acceptable or not, mothas will still do it. do yo thang teenagers. (as for my opinion with no interest in the matter, i don't care)
and uhm the second scenario is completely worked out between both mom and child.
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Posted 10/13/11
OMG, I cannot believe how many ignorant people are here (especially young women)!!!!


Breastfeeding is a natural, normal, acceptable thing to do; in public or not. Heck, I had fed my little one in public and I don't care what people around say. I mean, since when breastfeeding became obsene?

Not everyone can tolerate the suction of breast pumps (that shit hurts, damn it!). In response to the guy who posted "invest in a breast pump".


Well, I will stop breastfeeding only when my kid wants to stop.
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