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Old 08-30-2012, 12:30 PM   #11
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I would go, make sure to nurse at least once, and tell aunt to shove it. Kids need to know bf is normal, and if they never see it.....how is that gonna happen??

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Old 08-30-2012, 02:25 PM   #12
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I would politely explain that while of course you don't plan to stick you bewb in the children's faces, it's completely ridiculous to expect you to withhold food from an infant because your aunt is uncomfortable. In a school I might error on the side of being more discreet, just because I didn't want 600 kids coming up and asking what I was doing and distracting the baby from nursing, but if my baby is hungry, they get to eat.
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I would ignore the aunt's remark, go to the lunch and feed the baby if you need to.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #14
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I'd go and nurse even if the baby didn't need it. Buahahaha!
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Just a friendly note... Some schools have been known to tell women they can't nurse there. (They are of course wrong, but I digress). I suggest always going prepared with a print out of the exact law, including the "code" number, that protects you against harassment.
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Hugs. Bf when & where lo needs. I do in middle of target on display. ...
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I'd go, nurse if needed and if anyone gave me flak about it tell them to grow up and to go fly a kite. Their bewbie issues are not your problem.

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Old 08-30-2012, 09:15 PM   #18
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Re: what are your thoughts on this (asked to not BF)?

I would be tempted to do 2 things.

1- go and make a point of nursing and

2-have my husband take a pic of my baby nursing and have it put onto a shirt. Then be sure to wear it in front of dear old aunty.

My husband was on the Internet. He saw a pic of a baby and underneath, it said,"I don't always drink milk but when I do I prefer Dos Boobies.". We both thought that would be cute on a shirt with a pic of a nursing baby.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:38 PM   #19
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I would not make an issue out of it and I would try hard not to hold a grudge, but I wouldn't go either. And, I'm with you that I would probably feel a bit uncomfortable around this aunt in the future.
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