Oddest place you've bf (let's have a giggle)

(57 Posts)
SquidgersMummy Mon 18-Mar-13 10:35:23

I was thinking a lot of the posts are about the struggles of early bfing (oh yes, its hard at the start but thankfully for most it gets easy after a few weeks) and we could do with some smiles.

So here's mine: when dd was 6 weeks old my beloved house rabbit (aka surrogate baby before dd) was ill so poor vet had to cope with me feeding standing, feeding whilst helping with rabbits the examination. He looked a bit like this blush

Hugs to all having a tough time. Here's to tea, Nutella, Lanisoh and taking it one feed at a time. X

LisaMWill Mon 18-Mar-13 12:14:50

Fed dd2 in the front row of a theatre watching a pantomime at Xmas with dd1, did make the 'leading lady' do a double take!

FascinatingNewThing Mon 18-Mar-13 12:14:55

In the middle of Kings Cross station. Bank problems meant we didn't have access to any money whatsoever, so couldn't buy a coffee and sit in one of the cafes. People were spreading themselves and their luggage over the few seats not attached to food/drink places and ds was screaming, so I plonked myself down on the floor against a wall and fed him. Not ONE PERSON offered me a seat. Bastards.

SteepApproach Mon 18-Mar-13 12:39:23

In the middle of a frozen canal.

I have also hand-expressed while the passenger in a car. Fab - managed to express 4-5 oz straight into a bottle to feed to LO in his carseat. Did get a couple of double takes from lorry drivers smile

MrsMills Mon 18-Mar-13 14:00:33

In the Texas Book Depository, just a few feet away from where JFK was shot from.

midori1999 Mon 18-Mar-13 14:03:49

I haven't really fed anywhere odd, but have fed my toddler walking round the supermarket, (no mean feat, she's heavy now!) walking through a shopping centre in her Ergo, on a plane, in the airport, on the beach/poolside in Mexico and walking round Walmart in Mexico.

The best bit about all of it was seeing a local lady breastfeeding her baby in the queue at Walmart. Never seen anyone doing that in the UK. I also noticed prams were quite an unusual sight too, most locals were carrying their children in their arms. smile

GadaboutTheGreat Mon 18-Mar-13 14:06:39

In a soundproof booth at the ENT hospital having my hearing checked grin

What's that you say?!

wink

SquidgersMummy Mon 18-Mar-13 14:11:16

HolidayArmidillo you made me laugh. with your grand national feat!!

I have leant over car seat to feed a screaming dd...not easy with teeny boobs!

orangebuccaneer Tue 19-Mar-13 14:46:40

Helping DD at the playground: she was desperate to climb everywhere and too little to be allowed to do so on her own, but DS was kicking off, so I held him to my boob with one hand and helped DD with the other hand...

I also have no shame smile

Emsmaman Tue 19-Mar-13 14:51:36

Hmmm I think I've blocked most of them out of my mind but digging deep I can remember:
*at a bus stop on Regent Street/Piccadilly Circus
*standing in the queue at the post office
*Ikea Croydon branch

Emsmaman Tue 19-Mar-13 14:56:37

Oh I just remembered probably my strangest was in a job interview smile
it was informal with a former boss, at his house, she was still little and EBF so he understood I had to take her with me to his house. When she started to grizzle he offered me some privacy to feed her.

INeverSaidThat Tue 19-Mar-13 14:56:43

While hiking in the canadien rockies at -20. She was very comfy and warm underneath my big thick coat.

I also fed in a super posh and very formal restaurant. I leant forward, put my elbows on the table and a serene look on my face and noone knew what I was up to.

Lots of places - if she was hungry she got fed.

In the back of a car, leaning over whilst she was in her seat (rear facing is great for that!)

In a cathedral - I had my story of St. Bernard ready in case anyone asked me to stop. (He was cured of blindness by milk from the breast of the Holy Mother.)

Halfway around a guided tour of an NT property- the guide even offered me one of those seats you're not allowed to sit on.

Strolling around a supermarket - no one noticed.

But as a downside - in my more insecure days when I was new to breastfeeding, when DD was about 2.5 weeks I admit to scuttling off to a toilet because I wasn't confident enough to feed in public. So glad I got over that very quickly.

TheYamiOfYawn Tue 19-Mar-13 14:59:29

I've done plenty of car/bus/shop queue feeding. My most unusual was probably for most of the final km of a 10k Race for Life. I was power-walking rather than running though. Most difficult was while vomiting, but I suspect that many of us have done that.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Tue 19-Mar-13 15:06:23

On a bench on the prom. In November. Was a bit chilly but preferable to having a screaming baby in the buggy all the way home.

AmandaJay Tue 19-Mar-13 15:43:27

Not very odd - but on the Eurostar returning from Paris. Got very strange looks from French passengers and some very rude comments (in French!). In fact this was typical of our trip to Paris (our DD was 2 at the time). From what we experienced, Parisians do not "approve" of bf!

Maternityleaveisawesome Tue 19-Mar-13 17:24:08

In the car at a petrol station. Not that weird , except that it was facing a car wash with lots of people washing cars. I waved, they waved back. Much fun.

Startail Tue 19-Mar-13 17:27:37

On a mannequin stab in M&S I thought it had a cafe, it didn't and DD wasn't going to resist screaming a second longer.

Startail Tue 19-Mar-13 17:28:44

Stand not stab.
There weren't even any shoe trying on seats.

plantsitter Tue 19-Mar-13 17:29:09

When DD1 was only weeks old and I was having probs breastfeeding I went to my nephew's school assembly. I was sitting on one of those kid-sized chairs trying to keep DD quiet by feeding her. I will never forget the look of horror on those nearby 7 yr olds' faces as an arc of breastmilk shot over their heads. Don't think I actually hit anyone. In retrospect I can't believe I bothered going to a primary school assembly with a 3 week old. Devoted auntie me.

Startail Tue 19-Mar-13 17:31:04

And sadly during a funeral for a lovely man who died of leukaemia far too young.

Lonelybunny Tue 19-Mar-13 17:40:41

I've fed on an allotment before with chickens staring and clucking at me smile

OddBoots Tue 19-Mar-13 17:47:01

My first ever public breastfeeding was on the second row in church at my BIL's wedding when ds was 6 days old. They kindly put us near the front but I was at the far end so I was trapped.

Smicha Tue 19-Mar-13 18:04:14

I keep finding myself BFing while out for walks in the country and there's nothing nicer if the weather isn't too cold! So far the most unusual was sat in the snow at the top of a mountain in the Black Forest...DH couldn't resist taking a few photos!

Whilst spewing from both ends during norovirus

On the monorail at Chester Zoo with many many school trips transfixed watching

At the top of Beeston Castle

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