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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 11:09 PM

18. here's a question...

I remember being really uptight and embarrassed when I was breastfeeding. Frankly, it was more about me than anyone around me, and I wish I had been more relaxed about it. I live in a pretty enlightened community, and people don't generally get worked up about breastfeeding in public. The only person who ever made me MORE uncomfortable by her attitude was my mother-in-law.

But here's my question: If I do see someone breastfeeding in public, is there anything I can say or do that would help them understand that I find it perfectly fine and even healthy for the baby? The only thing I've ever said to anyone was when I was volunteering at the library and a young mom was nursing while using one of the computers. I just asked her if I could get her some water, but I think she appreciated it. Still, it would be nice to put people at ease, and it's hard for me to think of anything anyone could have said to me that might have made me relax (although I wish someone had).

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