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Old 04-23-2009, 07:18 AM   #11
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Re: Do you think there are certain places where it is inappropriate to nurse?

I think I would only if I *had* to. I mean, my 6 mos old can go a good 3 hours between feedings, so I can usually time things like that, so I'm assuming a 19 mos old would have a pretty regular schedule. That being said, if they're hungry, they're hungry. I would either nurse discreetly where I was, or find someplace quiet if DD was getting squirrelly (as she does when there are distractions).

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Old 04-23-2009, 07:41 AM   #12
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Like PP, I'll nurse LO anywhere I'd give him a bottle
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:26 AM   #13
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I would really try to time the feeding to not fall during the funeral. It is everyones last chance to say goodbye to their loved one so out of respect for the mourners I would either go sit in the lobby or just bring along a sippy cup of water, ebm, or juice if you think your baby can't make it through the service without a drink. Or give them a bag of goldfish crackers if you are worried about them being fussy during the service.

I nursed my daughter for 20 months, but I personally stopped feeling comfortable doing it in public after about 12 months or so. That's just me though!
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:28 AM   #14
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I have nursed at a funeral... if I was bottle feeding I would have fed her a bottle there so why not nurse?
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:33 AM   #15
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Just curious

We're going to a funeral tomorrow, and I was wondering if it is "okay" to nurse a 19 month old during it? We went to the showing tonight, and I felt really uncomfortable (not sure why) nursing him there.
My daughter was that age when we went to my niece's funeral (the baby my sister lost at 28 weeks gestation).

My husband kept her with him during the funeral and when we went to the grave site. I felt she was just a little too young to understand what was going on and was at a restless stage besides so I figured her playing at the playground was better for her (her cousins didn't go either but were with relatives). Admittedly, I ended up going over 24 hours on one side and that wasn't too comfortable so on the way back from the funeral, I did end up having to nurse her but that was because I was around family of my sister's that were VERY unsupportive of full-term nursing and I knew it.

That was my experience, hope that helps a little. I went to a Catholic funeral, it wasn't too long, some can take longer though depending on the person who died.
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I think I would only if I *had* to. I mean, my 6 mos old can go a good 3 hours between feedings, so I can usually time things like that, so I'm assuming a 19 mos old would have a pretty regular schedule. That being said, if they're hungry, they're hungry. I would either nurse discreetly where I was, or find someplace quiet if DD was getting squirrelly (as she does when there are distractions).
Not my 19-month-old.

I think it entirely depends on how comfortable you are with it and how quiet of a nurser your LO is. If it's the acrobatics-while-nursing stage and it made you feel very uncomfortable in that setting, that probably would be very distracting and I would probably step out into the next room (not bathroom, yuck). But if your LO can nurse quietly, go for it I nursed dd last night at dinner with the great-grandparents, dad, etc around, at a restaurant, because dd2 was really thirsty and has finally gone back to nursing quietly. She's a lot louder when she's demanding milk than when she's drinking it.
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I have nursed at a funeral, there were no issues and nobody even noticed.
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We ended up leaving him with Grandma (dh forgot to tell me he asked her to sit for us!) so it wasn't an issue. He came with for the luncheon afterwards, but slept the entire time
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I think it's inappropriate to nurse in the restroom!
Me too! I think it's kinda disgusting.

I say if you feel comfortable BF in a public place, go for it! I would BF at a funeral.
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I think it's not where, it's how. I think anywhere is ok, as long as you are doing it in a way that doesn't make people feel uncomfortable. I use a hooter hider and use it everywhere!
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