You’re ridiculous, it should not be allowed in public view. Period.
Have you even ever been around children? The way you talk sounds like you haven’t. The “why’s” are even a stage kids go through. When you explain something to them they’re always gonna ask why and then ask why again to that response. Kids are curious.
"Why does that lady have her boob out?" "She’s feeding her baby, that’s what those are for" "Oh, ok."
Literally what would happen.
Not really, but you believe whatever you want.
Have you been around children?
No, but really… I have had this exact conversation with my nephew and with the two children I care for other than my own daughter. I’ve seen similar things play out at the park between other mothers and curious children. Kids don’t care. They’re curious and they move on when they’ve been sufficiently answered unless the adults involved make a big deal out of it.
Also, you and your fiancé’s views on morality and modesty are fine for you to uphold for yourselves. No one is obliged to agree with you and no one has to do anything simply because you disagree with them. The law is on the side of the breast feeding mother in most cases, and you being disgusted doesn’t change that.
Have I been around children? Yes, I have. I see and take care of my 6 nieces and nephews on a regular basis AND I’ve volunteered and done my internship in a preschool classroom. Also, I’m in college to become a teacher. So I think I know what I’m talking about because I’ve studied early childhood.
Just because you’ve encountered a few kids here and there at the park (and c’mon really at the park?! Those kids are more worried about playing so of course after giving them a short explanation they’re gonna move on to other things.) doesn’t mean that every child is gonna be satisfied with the explanation. Most kids are gonna ask, “why” again and again.
Oh, sweetie. I worked in a preschool for years prior to becoming a private nanny and having my own child. I went to school for ECE as well. Please don’t pretend like you are the end all to child development.
I am also not understanding why children asking “why” is a reason mothers shouldn’t nurse in public. Honestly, if you can’t answer questions like that then you are heading towards the wrong career path. Of course children ask “why” to everything and anything. You should answer them as truthfully as is appropriate for their age when it comes to any questions.
I’m not pretending like I’m “the end all to child development.”
I never said mothers shouldn’t nurse in public. I simply said cover up when you do.
And I simply said that if you want to cover up, go ahead. No one else is under any obligation to do so because that’s what you deem morally acceptable.
It’s public decency to cover up. You aren’t allowed to be nude or naked in any way in public, so you should have to cover up, because that is just being hypocritical to say, “well because your feeding a baby you can show your boob, but don’t walk in here without a shirt on because your boobs are showing.” Makes no sense.
Except having your breast out to nurse isn’t considered indecent nor is it enforced by law enforcement. This is your hang up. Get over it.
You see less boob when I breasted my child than on lingerie posters in shopping centres or even in some of the skimpy clothes ladies are wearing these days. Seriously, get over it.
Neither of which is right.
Have you seen me breastfeed? No, I thought not. Get over it.