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breastfeeding in the supermarket

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wtfisgoingonhere Sat 04-Jul-15 18:51:58

Ok so I'm all for breastfeeding and think all mums should (assuming mother/baby are able to) but WALKING AROUND SAINSBURYS breastfeeding. . . Seriously? ?

Maybe it's only me that's shocked and I am not a mum myself if that makes a difference.
Don't get me wrong I certainly disagree with mums being ushered into toilets and the like but I felt a bit of modesty could have avoided awkwardness for both mum and others she may come across.

I have no issue with nudity either, i enjoy sunbathing topless and strolling around my home in various states of undress but I couldn't imagine ever feeling comfortable doing this myself

The last thing I expected on a Saturday afternoon trip to sainsburys was to round the corner of an aisle to come face to face with a woman with her top down and FULL BOOB OUT (I saw nipple and all!) strolling down the home entertainment aisle feeding baby. Yes I know this is what they are intended for but when men aren't allowed to enter shirtless is this not a bit much? Had she been sat outside the store on the benches or in a cafe (if they had one) I guess i or anyone else wouldn't have batted an eyelid

Just interested in others opinions

Is this taking things a bit far or perhaps it is just a multitasking achievement extraordinaire?

FunFunFunFun Sat 04-Jul-15 18:53:53

YABU. Get a life OP. It's just breastfeeding.

toomuchtooold Sat 04-Jul-15 18:54:09

Oh look we're being trolled.

Shannaratiger Sat 04-Jul-15 18:54:11

I don't like people eating while they're shopping either. Sticky fingers on everything!

MrsGentlyBenevolent Sat 04-Jul-15 18:54:46

I think it's too far, I bet she did it daring anyone to question her, or kick her out.....

nannyplumislostinspace Sat 04-Jul-15 18:55:53

Really? Who cares?

ilovesooty Sat 04-Jul-15 18:55:54

Did it affect your shopping experience? Was anyone inconvenienced? We're any laws broken?

Mind your own business.

Pumpkinpositive Sat 04-Jul-15 18:56:44

I thought you were going to complain about breastfeeding over an open fish counter or something. YABU.

Yes I know this is what they are intended for but when men aren't allowed to enter shirtless is this not a bit much?

She wasn't topless though. was she? And men's shirtlessness serves no purpose, except to cool them down show off their tats and beer bellies. This woman was feeding her child.

DorotheaHomeAlone Sat 04-Jul-15 18:56:46

Alert alert woman feeding baby shocker!!!!

joopy79 Sat 04-Jul-15 18:56:54

What did you want her to do? If you're in the middle of shopping and your baby is hungry, you feed the baby.
Are nipples so offensive?

Twunk Sat 04-Jul-15 18:56:54


KindergartenKop Sat 04-Jul-15 18:57:34

Wow I'm impressed she can do that! Was the baby sat in the trolley.It's better than giving them crisps and then paying for the empty packet at the end.

TinyManticore Sat 04-Jul-15 18:57:41

Don't be so silly.

YokoUhOh Sat 04-Jul-15 18:57:58

I've done it. I walked around Monkey World breastfeeding DS in a sling, just like the monkeys were doing with their babies. DS is almost 3 and still breastfeeding, does that offend you too?

ThingummyJigg Sat 04-Jul-15 18:58:03

Generally they don't let you eat food in a supermarket you've not bought there, so really they should have thrown the baby out.

The real question is this: was the mum eating grapes she'd not yet paid for? <prepares to be OUTRAGED>

KindergartenKop Sat 04-Jul-15 18:58:49

It's better

shitebag Sat 04-Jul-15 18:59:01

I fed whilst walking around the supermarket many a time, DD was either in the sling or in my arms and tbh I'd rather feed her for 5 minutes and have a happy baby than have to deal with a screaming baby whilst I shopped.

LashesandLipstick Sat 04-Jul-15 18:59:04

but I felt a bit of modesty could have avoided awkwardness for both mum and others she may come across.

Why should anyone feel uncomfortable by a woman breastfeeding her baby? And if they did why is that her problem?

wtfisgoingonhere Sat 04-Jul-15 18:59:06

I'm not trolling, this happened to me this afternoon

I'm genuinely interested in others opinions.

No, laws werent broken I'm just wondering if others would have been shocked at this or if it's common place and I've just never happened upon it before?

londonrach Sat 04-Jul-15 18:59:41

Tbh i dont think anyone should be eating or drinkng in shops. That includes those in waitroise who drink their coffee and stop their trolley in front of me. Same with breast feeding. In cafe no problem but walking around shopping.. (Jealous Of mother who can multitask that well grin)

parallax80 Sat 04-Jul-15 18:59:42

Would you feel better about it if it was Asda? Or Waitrose?

LottieBelle Sat 04-Jul-15 19:00:00

can I ask why you would be ok with her feeding outside the shop/in café but not in the aisles? Why would it be any different? hmm

Daffodil1210 Sat 04-Jul-15 19:00:34

IMO YANBU - I'm all for breastfeeding (am doing so with my own DS) but I'd never dream of walking around shopping and doing so, but maybe that's just me?! My DS needed feeding while we were out shopping today and I did so in the car before we went into the supermarket.

And yes, as MrsGently says she was probably hoping for that scenario so she could go running to the press... You are that sort of story all of the time now in the papers.

SophieJenkins Sat 04-Jul-15 19:01:22

If she is comfortable with that then so am I. I would not feel comfortable being exposed, so always try to feed discreetly for my own sake but if other women are comfortable feeding that way, good for them smile

Sadly in our society you can't do this without being stared at, which is the real problem here.

Apart from that it is a complete non issue. Get over yourself.

Daffodil1210 Sat 04-Jul-15 19:01:29

See even - bloody iPhone...

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