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Old 02-17-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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I had to share-complimented for breastfeeding in public

I don't visit this forum very often but had to share. Today I was out and about with my 2 kids. I had DS in my SSC and was nursing. This lady came up to me and told me, "Thank you for being so brave and actually taking care of your baby...I love to see moms nursing their babes wihtout hesitation." She told me that everyone thought she was so strange when she was raising her kids in the '60s by breastfeeding, strapping her babies on as she put it and trying to get back to basics. I then had to show her my stash of CDs that were with me, my carrier, and that my family thinks I am strange too. It was so nice to be complimented and have someone from a different generation understand instead of being judgemental of my parenting style and breastfeeding without shame!!!

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Old 02-17-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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Re: I had to share-complimented for breastfeeding in public

Awesome mama!
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:48 PM   #3
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We can all hope to have such positive experiences! I've been wondering what kinds of reactions I'll get when I start breastfeeding in public.
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Re: I had to share-complimented for breastfeeding in public

That's so refreshing! Especially when there are so many stories of people being offended by nip. Thanks for sharing!
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How nice! Thanks for sharing.
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That's awesome and definitely encouraging!! My baby's not due until the end of June and I've been wondering what kind of reactions I'll get from nursing in public.
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Re: I had to share-complimented for breastfeeding in public

i have made business cars that thank people for breastfeeding in public.
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I love that! It's so nice to hear stories like this.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:52 AM   #9
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At first when I saw her start coming towards me I thought, "oh no she is going to say something negative." I guess I was being judgmental because she was an older lady with her husband. I thought maybe I offended her husband, it has happened before. Instead she smiled and was so sweet. It was really cool too because she was obviously just as I was.
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thats great!!!
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