Skip to comments.Breast-feeding moms stage nurse-in at Oregon restaurant
Posted on 08/19/2014 4:47:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Dozens of mothers staged a nurse-in at an Oregon restaurant in protest on Sunday after a manager asked one woman to cover up while she nursed her baby.
Erin Klein said a manager at the Ram Restaurant in Happy Valley asked her to cover up as she nursed her 11-month-old, because other customers had apparently complained....
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Like too, people demanding they bring their “comfort animal” into a restaurant/food store. I think those mom’s are just trying sensationalism.
Often baby doesn’t cooperate with the effort to cover up and tosses the cover off or refuses to nurse while covered.
Years ago, a guy I worked with had his infant with him...he went into a Starbucks to see if they could warm up the baby bottle....they refused, citing some health department regs.
“They are just trying to express themselves.”
(I see what you did there...)
When my youngest was two she had to urinate.
We were in Rite Aid. I asked to permit her to use the bathroom. They refused, and she started crying and wet herself, the cart she was sitting on and all the items in the cart. I was so angry that I still wont go in their lousy stores.
My nephew died at 3 mos...HIS mom loved running around and exposing that kid to all and sundry before he was strong enough to bear it.
The ones THAT small scare me to death... I don’t want to be near them because they catch everything... they should be home until they are in the clear and not out exposed to everyone and everything the instant mom leaves the hospital. STAY home and make a home... there will be time to hit the road LATER.
I've learned that if I always use a blanket to nurse, even when alone, the baby gets used to the routine.
“because customers complained” The tribe had spoken. Mom was kinda ruining the dining experience for everyone else.
Believe me, a contented, nursing little one is MUCH less attention-getting than a squalling, hungry baby. It's by far the easiest way to get them to fall asleep.
In a restaurant, sit in a booth in the corner. Wear a modest nursing dress or top. Practice in front of a mirror at home. Get the technique. "Without being noticed" is the key.
The issue is NOT breastfeeding, the issue is doing so modestly.
Trebb said “we can’t expect Moms to have their every action planned out so it never occurs in public”
Really? As the husband of the mother of four breast fed kids, I can assure you that we never went out without a modesty blanket and/or “burp” cloth. Whether bottle or breast fed, infants need to be “burped”. After the first time one “spits-up” on your shoulder, even clueless dads learn to ensure that a burp cloth is available & used.
The same applies to a breast feeding modesty blanket.
(BTW, I’ve lived a good deal of time in developing countries where babies are openly breast-fed in public. The mothers usually recognize when people from outside their culture are disturbed or overly curious about their breast feeding and the mothers cover accordingly. No such wisdom in this case)
Most do. Some never will. At about 4 weeks all of mine started developing preferences. Things they were fine with before were not at that age. Bottles, pacifiers, and having their head covered were three things they had no use for after that age.
Life imitates Married WIth Children
‘Look at ME...Look at ME...Look at MEEEE!!!!!’
Use a bottle..always seemed nasty to me. Yuk
Next they will want us to be forced to view them changing their kotex seems everyone has a cause now days.
True, bottles are nasty. Unsantiary, too.
Every baby is different, my six sure were. Some moms can be discreet even when not using a cover. Others seem to be obnoxiously brazen with how much of themselves they reveal, I’m guessing this mom falls into the latter category.
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