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Nursing in Public Breastfeeding Carnival

The theme for the June Carnival of Breastfeeding is nursing in public. I put up my post last week and today it has been linked up with more than 20 other posts on nursing in public. Please be sure to check them out (the links are at the bottom of the post:

Would you, could you, nurse in public?

When it comes to nursing in public remember: Anytime, anywhere.

2009 BlogLuxe AwardsIn other news and at the risk of sounding like a broken record (hey, I'm just assuming you all have mommy brain like me and can't remember something from one minute to the next, never mind one day to the next)...

The voting for most provocative blog in the BlogLuxe Awards is open until July 6, 2009. You can vote once per day. I was honoured to have been nominated and I would be thrilled to make it into the five finalists in my category. If you can spare a moment…please vote. Thank you!
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Reader Comments (6)

I never understood the whole anti-breastfeeding in public crap...

If people don't like it, they shouldn't look.

In fact, I never understood the whole "who would want to breastfeed" movement. When I was born, way back in 1956 (in Wakefield, QC) my mother was barely out of the anesthetic (she had to have a C-section) when the nurse came around and gave her some medication. Mom took it and then sort of rallied and asked "What did you just give me?"

"Oh, just something to dry up your milk."

Mom was horrified! "I don't WANT to dry up my milk! I'm going to breastfeed!"

The nurse gave her a horrified look... "What would you want to do THAT for!???" as though it was the most backward, hillbilly thing she had ever heard of.

Luckily, Mom's milk did not dry up but Mom spent the rest of her stay in the hospital (actually, then simply the doctor's house) having the nurses point and stare at her when she was nursing me.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

@Anneke: It is so sad that they used to routinely do that. Unbelievable. Thankfully these days doctors not only assume most most will breastfeed, but in my case the OB also instructed the nurse not to give me the shot that was designed to slow my bleeding because my baby was already nursing minutes after birth, so nature would take care of that. I was impressed!

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterphdinparenting

I absolutely nurse in public - or at least I used to. My daughter is 26 months now and only nurses a handful of times throughout the day, so it rarely occurs that we're out and she wants to nurse. BUT, my son is due to arrive sometime this week and I will absolutely nurse him in public! Why should he have to wait to eat when he's hungry? I'm pretty modest though, so I always use a nursing cover, but will never hesitate to nurse my babies when they're hungry!

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRhyah

Didn't get the call for submissions on this one--I definitely would have wanted to contribute as I have PLENTY to say on this topic. I will check out everyone's posts.

June 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCandace

I nurse when ever whereever I am with my baby. We were at the city pool today and we nursed on the side of the kiddie pool....I never use a cover and often my daughter lifts my shirt out of her way exposing my breast. Who cares it not a sexual body part while it nourishes children. It is now a bottle.

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradiaha

@adiaha: Thank you for your comment. I agree! But I would never call my breast a bottle...it is better than a bottle! :)

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterphdinparenting

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