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To breastfeed 2 year old DD in public?

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user1495490253 Tue 06-Jun-17 17:07:39

When she can't be calmed with food or drink or cuddles?

Isadora2007 Tue 06-Jun-17 17:08:03

No yanbu

At all.

Chewie198686 Tue 06-Jun-17 17:08:41


Some people won't like it.

Balls to some people.

glitterglitters Tue 06-Jun-17 17:11:03


Anybody who has any issue with it is BVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVU

user1495490253 Tue 06-Jun-17 17:12:29

Thanks. Got some comments from idiots and doubting whether AIBU to follow my gut as a mum.

justkeepswimmingg Tue 06-Jun-17 17:12:39

Not wrong with that OP, you got to do what you got to do.

Nodney Tue 06-Jun-17 17:12:55

I always did if I needed to. No one ever even noticed never mind complained. Go for it - I think it ought to be a common sight, if women want to.

Cadenza1818 Tue 06-Jun-17 17:13:05

Nowt wrong with breastfeeding but for comfort I would say yabu. It's food, treat it as such. If she's hungry go for it

mygorgeousmilo Tue 06-Jun-17 17:13:08

Calmed why? I couldn't care less who breastfeeds where, and always did myself - but why does there need to be some kind of emotional crutch for 2yo just out and about?

Ellisandra Tue 06-Jun-17 17:13:26

I fed my 4yo in public for no better reason than she asked.
Fuck everyone else - 2 is tiny!

glitterglitters Tue 06-Jun-17 17:13:46

Teething? Anxious nature? Slightly poorly? Scared of something?

Does it matter?

fluffandsnuff Tue 06-Jun-17 17:14:20

YANBU- I might give you a strange look (in my head) if I saw you but I need to give my own head a wobble- it's my problem not yours.

kaytee87 Tue 06-Jun-17 17:15:03

Nowt wrong with breastfeeding but for comfort I would say yabu. It's food, treat it as such.

What a load of bollocks, nothing wrong with bf for comfort if mum and baby/toddler are happy with that. Could be any number of reasons a toddler might need comforted.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Tue 06-Jun-17 17:16:36

If I noticed, I'd think hmm, and then remind myself of the WHO guideline to bf to 2. I think I'd be more likely to notice your screaming toddler or be trying to sort out my own

cookiefiend Tue 06-Jun-17 17:17:34

YANBU- I still feed DD age 3.5. Not often in public, but would if required. Some children have teddys, others have dummies or blankets. Comfort your child as you like.

RhinestoneCowgirl Tue 06-Jun-17 17:17:40

With baby 2 I got a lot better at not giving a fuck about bf in public, she went on to feed until 4yrs.

Carry on OP, bf is a great way to calm a baby or toddler smile

ShowOfHands Tue 06-Jun-17 17:17:59

Feed away. I'd be nothing but happy too see a bfing 2yo.

clumsyduck Tue 06-Jun-17 17:18:21

I didn't breastfeed at all and definitely don't think yabu

People are so weird sometimes !!

BabyLedWhining Tue 06-Jun-17 17:19:22

Babies feed for comfort and they are supposed to. 2 is still a baby. It's not the same as offering chocolate.

HerOtherHalf Tue 06-Jun-17 17:20:36

Is it the breast feeding or the age? Either way, I don't understand why this would be an issue. If people are fragile about boobs being discretely used for their primary purpose that's their problem surely.

BabyLedWhining Tue 06-Jun-17 17:20:55

Two is still so young is your two year old particularly massive op? Mine could all pass for three 3 1/2 at that age.

jaggythistle Tue 06-Jun-17 17:23:24


I found it especially helpful if they'd decided to fall on their head in public and were a bit hysterical too...

cadenza toddlers don't really feed for hunger like babies I don't think. It's mostly comfort, helping to sleep etc. The same reason as many toddlers have a bottle or dummy (a replica boob) in fact. .. wink

Waddlelikeapenguin Tue 06-Jun-17 17:23:36

I've fed all of mine in public at that age & older. I have had a few stupid comments but you get idiots that want to comment on all sorts. It suits me & my babies so sod them!

Waddlelikeapenguin Tue 06-Jun-17 17:25:19

Oh & with my first i discovered ther is far more of a scene if you try putting them off (with cuddles/food) when they want to BF. Far less for anyone to notice if you just BF on first request!

user1495490253 Tue 06-Jun-17 17:26:53

BabyLed no tiny with baby hair! Could pass for 18 months.

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