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Is it okay to breastfeed in public?

I know there is a lot of controversy when it comes to breastfeeding in public. I really don’t care at this point. If my son is hungry, I’m going to feed him. The looks and judgement I keep getting from people are starting to get on my nerves though. Can someone explain just what is so wrong with it?

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Aurora posted July 10

Nothing is wrong with it. People who say it’s not okay are being sexist. Everyone has had a mom, and the majority of us were breastfed. It’s hateful to say it’s not okay for moms to feed their babies. That’s all that they are doing. People don’t seem to have a problem with cleavage until it’s not sexualized anymore and we’re using our breasts to feed our children. The disgusting thing is how rude people are about it, not breastfeeding itself. 0 Likes
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Angelica posted July 10

I don’t get why anyone would want to breastfeed in public. It should be private between you and your child. They can get distracted when you’re feeding them, too, and being in public just adds to the amount of distractions. I wouldn’t want random people watching me breastfeed, even if I wore a cover. Never understood why moms feel the need to be so public about it. 0 Likes
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Maggie posted July 14

Yes, completely normal, if a child is hungry you feed him/her. Others can look the other way. 0 Likes

Katherine posted July 16

Hi Hannah,
There is nothing wrong with breastfeeding. I breastfed my daughter when she was hungry. I wore a cover and would go to a quiet place whether I was at church, a restaurant at our table covered, at a park covered more for her comfort and privacy. And if I didn’t have a cover, under my shirt worked well. This is perfectly normal and the way children have had it for centuries. Unfortunately our world is quite corrupted and breasts are sexualized instead of appreciated for their purpose.
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Leah posted July 16

As adults, when our bodies let us know it's time to eat, we eat. It's no different for children. Breastfeeding is so amazing and offers so many benefits for babies. I breastfed outside of the home often as I was always on the go with my little one. I always had super cute covers that allowed me to privately breastfeed my baby. I was also selective of where I breastfed him for my own comfort level because even with the cover up, some people would stare. We shouldn't be made to feel uncomfortable while properly caring for our babies. 1 Like
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