Ramblings from a pseudo-crunchy woman. This just might be interesting.
Hi Christine... I'm a long-time lurker and really enjoy your blog! I had to comment on this photo because I have done this so many times myself. Once while I sat on a closed toilet, breastfeeding, someone pushed their way into the stall from the outside due to a defective lock and literally screamed when she saw what I was doing. Hilarious... I think if I'd been using the toilet for what it was created for she'd have been less traumatized!
Also, I just have to add... usually I breastfeed in public, but sometimes, when you want to be a breast-feeding AND dress-wearing mama, you have to go somewhere a bit more private! :)
With my first baby, I remember being miserable sitting in a stall in McDonalds nursing my baby. Luckily I made a friend who was very open about nursing her baby. She helped me bring up my comfort level so much that I could breastfeed my baby while pushing my cart shopping at Wal-Mart!Mary in TX (It helped to find sewing patterns for nursing clothes so I could wear dresses if I wanted, but I usually just pulled up my t-shirt).
This is such a sad picture. I did not nurse (medical issues), but, gee.... I can't imagine the restroom having to be a choice.
when my 4month old daughter was first born i hid away to nurse, the worst being a disgusting thrift store bathroom and i remember sitting on the floor near the toilet looking around thinking WHY am i doing this to myself and my baby.i want to thank you christine for boosting my confidence and now i nurse proudly and freely in public without shame or embarassment.the cutest thing is when young children wander over and peek at the baby like hey whats going on over here?
I hid with my first like that... not as much with my second.. never with my third. I looked for people to freak out on purpose with him I think.. ;) (yes.. he is 18 months.. and yes he can ask to nurse.. and yes I happily oblige.. TAKE THAT AMERICA!)
Definitely did my share of potty nursing. I remember once, at a college football game (schools seem to be the worst places to have a baby - no nursing spots or changing tables) it was about 400 degrees and I found a box full of toilet paper to sit on just outside the stalls - hoping to catch a little breeze. I was sweaty and miserable, my 7-month-old was sweaty and miserable, but we made it work. I cannot tell you how many sideways glances and whispers I got. Seriously? We're all women. Get over it!Also a tip to new nursing mommies: dressing rooms are WAY cleaner and more comfy to nurse in than public dressing rooms. You can even take a few articles of clothes in as a ruse if you must.
With my first I remember doing this. It was gross as well. But for me at that time (it worked). Oh dressing rooms were my friend as well. As time passed I knew what I was doing was natural and people that didnt like it could get over it. SO I feed my baby anywhere. HA I can still see the waiters face as I orderd our food with a baby attached to me~
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