ANSWERS: 100
  • I feel that babies and children under 18 should not be allowed in public at all. But maybe I'm a little abnormal in that regard.
  • Go to the Women's restroom if possible. If that isn't possible then have a blanket or something handy to cover it up.
  • Natural, healthy - no problem over here.
  • I don't have any issues with it generally... if the baby needs to eat, then the baby needs to eat. I don't think that breastfeeding women need to be hidden from society, and never go out in public. However, if it were my breast, I would definitely cover up with a towel or blanket so that passers-by would not catch a glimpse of my bare breast. I also appreciate it when other women do the same, but it isn't necessary.
  • I would love it if everybody realized why women cannot always cover up thier babies faces with a blanket, most babies hate this (as would I) and many new moms Really need to see a baby latch on in order to be able to breastfeed properly. A mother should not have to go to a place like a bathroom (which is very unsanitary) in order to feed her child, just as you should not have to go to the bathroom in order to drink anything.
  • I think breast feeding is one of the most natural acts. There is little to be seen by an infant feeding and not much exposed (unless you are trying hard to look). A blanket is a good idea but many babies do not like their heads being covered. I do not find it offensive when I see it happening..I look away and give them privacy.
  • I believe that breastfeeding is the most natural healthy way to provide nourishment for your baby. I attempted to breastfeed but had latching on problems. If a woman decides to breastfeed in public and is descreet about it I see no problem with it.
  • I don't like to view it becasue I think a woman's breast is for people only to see if she wants them to see them. If I had kids and a wife then i wouldn't want her doing it in public because I would beel morally inclined to beat the stuffing out of anyone who looked at her. All in all I think that it is a private thing that should be kept private. I don't disapprove of it in public, I would just prefer to have it hidden away in the confines of a house.
  • This is the natural way to feed a child, I think way to much fuss is made over it. There is nothing wrong with it at all. I have been around when a woman was breastfeeding and I wasn't uncomfortable with it at all.
  • I'd still do it, given the opportunity! In other words, it's cool. Women can be discreet and others should respect their privacy.
  • I feel sad that women (here in the western world mostly) are made to feel ashamed of doing what's natural to care for their babies. Isn't it funny that if a woman wears a snug sweater she gets gawked at, but if a woman tries to nourish her infant people avert their eyes in disgust! What the hell???
  • I did not read any answers, so I hope I am not repeating something, but I have no problem with someone breastfeeding in public, I do though have a problem, if they are not trying to cover thier breast with a blanket or something. It is not something I would want to see.
  • I think it symbolizes the love a mother has for child. I think it's totally natural and should be promoted, really what are you gonna do? "I'm sorry but you can't feed your baby here ma'am", that's obsurd! Think about how much a mother is truly giving to the baby. Did you know that some nutrients can't even be replaced for mom once they are lost due to breastfeeding?
  • TELL THE BABY IT CAN'T BE FED, AND SEE HOW REASONABLE IT IS. it's natural, and it is actually law here in australia, that it's a mother right to breastfeed her child where ever she is. downrate me for telling you the law here,go for it.
  • I don't really understand why people find breast-feeding so offensive. It's not like other body functions because you have an infant dependent on you for sustenance, so comparing it to other things is misleading. I think it's sad that we encourage twelve-year-olds to think of themselves as sexual objects, but we don't support mothers in doing what is completely natural and good for the baby--granted, there are cases where the baby does better with formula for health reasons. People rather watch near nudity (which is overtly sexual a lot of the time) in the streets and in Girls Gone Commercials than even glimpse what the breast is intended for. I probably would avert my eyes if I saw breast-feeding in public, not because of disgust, but because I don't know how to treat the situation. If we let more mothers do what they need to do without harrassing them, we'd probably be used to the sight and not have any qualms or disgust about it. I'd rather see a mom breast-feeding her baby than hear a mother say she won't breast-feed because it'll "ruin" her breasts. A woman who values her child's health over vanity and misconceptions is someone I can respect much more than one who doesn't.
  • Nothing. It is the most natural way of expressing mother's love and care to a child.
  • No issue at all - it's quite natural. Your own modesty would prevent you from flaunting it too openly so therefore it's not offensive in any way.
  • I think it is ok, if you are hungry then you eat! I am not for starving someone who cannot get food on their own. How about a 30 hour buss ride? Are you going to let the child die? It can be done discretely. You will know when the circumstance arises. Plus it looks inviting, I am willing to give it a try!
  • From a man's perspective... I don't have a problem with it. It's natural and the kid needs to eat. What I DO find offensive is people feeding their baby FORMULA! Wake up people... Mommy makes milk for a reason! Seeing a breast is no big deal. It's not being presented in an unwholesome way. I think a Mother feeding her child, giving of herself, is one of the most beautiful things ever.
  • It shouldn't matter it's a natural thing. How people take it is real the problem. Why make a baby wait to eat, if they're hungry then feed them.
  • I think we need to accept the reality that breastfeeding is natural and that men are pigs (sorry men), and that it does make some people uncomfortable. I never hid, but I did use discretion.
  • I can now weigh in on this from personal experience! My Wife and I were at an Indian restaurant when a young lady came in who was breast feeding. Nothing over the top. She had the baby in this cute little hammock devise and was wearing some type of shirt that allowed discreet nursing. Now, I did not stare and allowed her to have some privacy though she was at the table behind us. I must say that I found it charming and heartwarming that she was truly giving of herself and bonding with this baby. I also thought it was cute when I heard the baby slurp every once in a while! Nice to see some ladies standing up for a NORMAL, NATURAL part of life.
  • I don't mind but my Mum is a little shy.
  • Just like I feel about adults eating in public. ! adults dont get confined to the bathroom to have their lunch so why should babys! Its such a natural part of humanity I dont think it should have to be hidden away.
  • If your child is hungry then feed it but don't use the act to make a political statement. I think that there are enough women using there breast to make statements!
  • I have breast fed 3 babies and I am pregnant with number 4. I see nothing wrong with breast feeding in public, that is why we have breasts in the first place! I personally did not do it often, I usually would pump some breast milk to take with me. But if I needed to do it, I would have no qualms about it. Anyone who has a problem with it just has a sick mind if you ask me.
  • I feel that a woman breast feeding is less offensive(in fact not offensive at all) whereas milking a cow is udderly disgusting!
  • It is fine by me, and there is a law here in Australia allowing it. Just as well, because my wife is breastfeeding our youngest in public regularly, discretely of course.
  • I nurse wherever, whenever, anytime, any place. Nursing is just like anyone else eating.
  • I like it
  • Well that depends on the breasts and woman. If it's a big fat lady, not thank you. If it's an ugly skinny lady, no thank you. If she is pretty and has a decent body and still has the glow of a pregnant woman, by all means go ahead. Generally it is something best done under a blanket or in private.
  • Mothers should be able to breastfeed in public, without a doubt, I just think it should be done tastefully. I really would prefer not to see a woman's breast at the table across from me when I am eating. If it is in a super public place, use a blanket. Basically, I don't mind that the baby is fed, I just don't want to see what's for dinner.
  • it doen's bother me. a baby has to eat. :)
  • i have 6 childern and only breast fed 3 of them and i wished i would have done it for all. breast feeing is great bonding and no hassel to wash bottles or warm a bottle and only need to carry diapers and clothes with no formula. it also makes a baby feel safe. my childern did not get sick for the fist year of there life because breast milk is the best way
  • As long as it is done discretely I don't see a problem.
  • I personally never did but I don't have a problem with someone doing it discreetly. I really don't want a boob poped out at a restaurant at the table next to me.
  • The baby has to eat too right? If you haven't seen a "BOOB" before...Something wrong with ya..
  • Heck as long as no one is trying to breast feed from me (being a 16 yera old girl without kids I would find this highly alarming) I am not bothered in the slightest
  • Any given evening on the news we see child molesters, murderers, adultry, but yet people have a problem with a woman breast feeding in public..what is wrong with this picture...
  • The kid has got to eat. This is the heathiest way. The mothers need to be discreet, that is all.
  • Its OK if you're a baby
  • How can anyone have a problem with such a natural and necessary function of life.People who find it offensive or inappropriate have some serious morality issues and i would even venture so far as to say their mental health should come into question.
  • i believe nursing in public is perfectly acceptable form of feeding our babies/toddlers. what worries me more are the people who have problems with it.
  • I don't think there's anything wrong with it as long as you keep yourself covered.
  • Its fine, baby has to eat. Damn hard to have any life whatsoever with baby if you have to run home every 3 hours.
  • I feel completely comfortable with it. It is the natural way of things. People who do have a problem with it need to realize the victorian age is long past us.
  • It is perfectly natural and fine, but I do prefer for women to cover themselves so that their breasts aren't showing, but it doesn't really bother me if they don't.
  • Mine would not feed under a blanket. I breastfed for 20 months. No one ever saw my boobs but the baby and the only people who ever gave me a hard time were religious types who were hung up on the dreaded nudity. The same people who go to churches with statues of Mary feeding the infant Jesus. The arguments against BF and advocating feeding in toilets or under blankets are those of people with serious sexual hang-ups. Breastfeeding is not sex. It's not dirty. It's not indecent. It's not public nudity or urinating in public. It's a baby eating the way nature intended. The day it became more acceptable to feed a baby by artificial means (bottles) rather than the natural, normal system all women come equipped with was a sad day indeed. Formula is not the best food for babies. THEY HAVE TO PRINT THAT RIGHT ON THE CAN FOR LEGAL REASONS BECAUSE IT IS TRUE. I wish people would just find something else to get upset about in restaurants. Like people's poor table manners for a start. Leave the moms and babies alone. Worry about that guy talking loudly and spraying food. He's offensive.
  • It is the most natural thing in the world breasts are for nurturing our children, not for men to paw at!
  • Go for it. God gave you breasts in which to feed your child. Use them if you desire. I don't disapprove of formula feeding either. It's mother's preference all the way. It's her baby. She knows what's best for the both of them!
  • as long as i can have a taste its ok
  • I think it's ok to breast feed in Public. I had to do it whit my son, and I'll have to do it agian with my next one on the way. As long as No one can see my breast I'm ok to sit down and feed the baby, but If for some reason I forget a blanket or something then I usually go to the restroom handicap stall. that way I also have more privacy, and it's easier to get to my breast.
  • It's perfectly natural, it's a lot healthier for the baby to be breast fed, than formula fed, both physically and psycologically, not to mention, most women are very discrete about breast feeding, even without the baby's head and the mother's chest being covered. Personally, I think, for a culture that pushes hypersexuality on people, through barely there fashion, and soft porn popstars, America is entirly to touchy about non-sexual nudity. My favorite argument against public breast feeding is: "children shouldn't be exposed to things like that" excuse me, what is sucking on the breast in question here?
  • Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world, Thats what boobs were made for, If someone has a problem with it, they can look the other way, or leave
  • If you need to do it, that's fine...I just think you should cover yourself appropriately in a matter so that others wouldn't really know what you are doing. If you can, going to a restroom is more the appropriate thing.
  • I have an 11 month old that I breastfeed. She doesn't like her face covered up, and it makes her sweat, but you can still be discreet about it. People usually don't know that I am doing it, and even if they did, I wouldn't care because it is beautiful, and the most natural thing that you can do.
  • I think it is a wonderful thing as long as it is done tastefully. I have seen women in department stores like Walmart literally lift their shirts up exposing theirselves while walking down the aisle (and I don't mean a quick flash to situate the baby, it was a long time before she covered up) to anyone who may be looking (and it is kind of hard not to notice a breast popping out of nowhere) then on the other hand I have seen women discreetly feeding the baby and you could hardly tell. I know this is a very natural thing, but so is urinating and such, but I don't need to see it in the middle of a crowded store, Not the way I have seen it being done before.
  • There is nothing wrong with it because if your baby is hungry what are you going to do? usually mothers put a blanket over the baby and the boob so people will not stare. Besides it is a natural thing.
  • No problem! But to the guy earlier, no duh dude, we all know what breast milk is for. Not all women CAN breastfeed.
  • I was too self conscience to do it myself. I had to hide in a bathroom or under a blanket. I do think it is a very natural thing & is wonderful for both the mom & the baby.
  • Freaks men out Freaks me out
  • those who dont like it dont have to look i dont complain about people drinking and eating in the street so i dont see why people should complain if a baby is doing the same. i find it is men who normally have a problem with it and i just think it is because they are jealouse as they think womens breasts are theirs!
  • i did it all the time with both my kids. when a baby needs to eat, a baby needs to eat, and you can't expect new mothers to stay cooped up just because they're trying to give the best to her baby. what bothers me are boob nazis who insist on flaunting the fact that they're nursing and don't take other people into consideration. i tried to use a blanket when i could, when i couldn't i retreated to my car. there's always a way to discreetly nurse your baby. there's no use in offending others by using breastfeeding as an excuse for complete exposure. it shouldn't be offensive, but it is private, simply because breasts are a private part of the body, generally.
  • Its natural and the best milk to give infants, if someone sees something sexual about it, they're the ones with the problem, not the mother and child.
  • Breastfeeding in public should not even be an issue that is discussed, just like we don't freak out about anyone else eating at a restaurant. I would rather we go back to considering ankles as sex objects. I've got sexy ankles ;) and I don't mind covering them, unless it's summer time.
  • I don't think there is anything wrong with it.It is a natural thing and if your child is hungry you should be able to feed them where ever your at.
  • I am all for breastfeeding, but not in public. That's the way I feel. I don't want to see it, I know it makes me uncomfortable. I know other who have told me the same thing. Any thing that is offensive to others, just is. I can't quit going out in public, but woman do not have to do that in public.
  • I am all for it!! I have faced this battle while I was breastfeeding my son. Dirty looks, and hushed voices of people talking about me. Do you eat in the bathroom? Why should an infant? Do you cover you face in a towel to eat? Than why should my son? *Do not misunderstand, I have no problem who choose to do either of those for THEIR OWN comfort level, I just don't think society should tell them not to be comfortable*
  • As soon as commercials, billboards and other forms of advertisement ban women in bikinis then I will cover up when nursing a child. As it is these bikinis cover BARELY the areola and I have some weirdo freaking out becuase they see a micro inch of skin?
  • Hi, I say feed those babies when and where you want :o) Be discreet...but keep your chin up and be proud of what you are doing for you baby. Love, Mandy
  • I made myself a nursing drape, a 2 yards by 2 yards square of cloth with a generous neck hole so I could see in, and my daughter could see out, but others couldn't. I got compliments on it many times when not nursing because people just thought it looked cool. As my daughter got older and more cooperative (and I could postpone her nursing time if she was misbehaving) we got so we could nurse in public without even people immediately next to us realizing we were doing it, and without the drape. The only thing she really always wanted was to be able to see my face, and these tiny drapes which cover the baby and don't allow the mother to see the latch or the baby to see the mother are dreadful.
  • Well.... If a Momma needs to breastfeed her kid No problem... I just DONT get to 'feel' those wonderful mounds... Ha :-)
  • Fine, as long as it's done with some discretion, mainly because you don't know what type of person is watching and why. Also, as a 41 year old male, I personally would not breastfeed in public, I think it might worry my wife.
  • I'll probably faint if I saw that happen in front of me. If shes got it going on like pamela I'll probably cry more than the kid she's feeding. lol
  • hey i could careless babys need to eat too
  • Yummy!
  • Breasts are for feeding babies. Our country has sexualized them through pop culture, media, etc. That sexualization is seen as ridiculous by many other nations. Men's chest are appealing to me, and can be sexy, but I don't think that guys without shirts in public should become taboo. Time to get hip to the fact that when baby wants to eat, baby's gotta eat. Better "in public" than in some nasty bathroom. Great question!
  • Depends on what the hooters look like.
  • I'm fine with it. Babies need to feed. It's a natural act, nothing remotely sexual about it, and women should not have to feel ashamed or have to go hide themselves away just to feed their child.
  • Personlly? I thank it is rude especially if your out in public and someone else has a small child around I just think it is not right...pump before you leave home or go to the restroom and do it :o)
  • personally i have no problem with it but for the well being of the baby & the mother i think it would be best if they went into some tiolets or something because of how kids act today it would be very unpleasent to have teenagers shouting abuse at a mother or complaints off people
  • one word: eww...
  • If the mother is comfortable being bare or cover That is her choice? Breast were made for this. I show more breast when I wear a tanktop I bought at wally world than I do while nursing my son.
  • I see nothing wrong with a woman feeding her child, anywhere. There is nothing sexual about it, so I don't see why anyone would have a problem with this.
  • Frankly its rather embarasing me being a guy and all, not knowing what the hell I am doing with a baby hangin off my nipple...
  • I'm all for it. There's nothing wrong with feeding your child as you see fit in public.
  • i personally would not do it bc i would be embarrased but that is just me. I dont care if someone else does it bc the baby does have to eat and i know people say well you can put it in a bottle but not every baby who breast feeds will take a bottle so i dont care its not like people can actually see the whole breast anyway unless you are really looking for it. I have a friend who breast feeds in public and it does not bother me at all. It is natual
  • Its just so the baby can eat if you dont have a private place then do it when you can it does not bother me.i think though if you do have somewhere else private then you should do it there.Incase it does bother other people in some way.
  • it is the most bonding and breathtaking moment between mother and her baby...and it shouldnt be an issue no matter where you're at. breastfeeding is giving life to your little angel and i feel so saddened when some people disagree on mothers feeding their child in public when they want to eeat. but are all drools when a women is over exposed. isnt it twisted?
  • It is natural and a non-sexual situation and should be perfectly acceptable.
  • Doesn't bother me at all. What bothers me is when people make a big deal out of it and make the woman feel uncomfortable for feeding her child. I've seen women breastfeed in public bathroom stalls because they felt people would think badly of them for breastfeeding in public. I wouldn't want to eat my lunch on the toilet, that's for sure.
  • I am pretty comfortable with this sort of behaviour in public. This is nothing but the expression of motherly love!!!
  • Well, I just hope that Moms might consider some perv out there watching and wanting some milk. Just saying... I've seen family guy before.
  • I think people just need to loosen up in general. Only a few things in life are worth getting uptight about.
  • I have no problem with it at all.
  • It depends how hot they are and if they have nice jugs.
  • Sure, as long as I can get a look too. It's natural right.
  • I am female and I have no desire to see it (especially if I'm in a cafe having something to eat).
  • I think its great if their feeding their child but if their servicing themselves or their partner then thats bordering on gross indecency...

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