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In this country they find b/feeding in a swimming pool embarrassing... now look what they do in Venezuela!

(55 Posts)
emkana Wed 16-Feb-05 09:33:20

I wonder what Blair's face would be in a similar situation?

piffle Wed 16-Feb-05 09:52:04


tarantula Wed 16-Feb-05 09:55:48

Brillaint thats the way it should be

Twiglett Wed 16-Feb-05 09:56:23

I like that photo .. it's wonderful

Amanda3266 Wed 16-Feb-05 09:57:41

Exactly. What is the problem with some people in this country who cannot "cope" with the sight of a baby feeding?

Gobbledigook Wed 16-Feb-05 09:58:06

I can't agree - look at the bloke behind!

Amanda3266 Wed 16-Feb-05 09:58:20

Can we send it to the idiot manager of that swimming pool.

lockets Wed 16-Feb-05 09:58:38

Message withdrawn

beansontoast Wed 16-Feb-05 10:00:21

fantastic pic emkana.

Gobbledigook Wed 16-Feb-05 10:00:40

Sorry - that message from Gobbledigook is actually from JoolsToo - I'm on her pc and in big trouble now

Personally, I think breastfeeding (or even bottle for that matter) is a lovely personal, bonding moment between mother and child - where's the emotional connection in that picture?

piffle Wed 16-Feb-05 10:01:32

that guy is security looking at presidents hand, not at her boob!
I reckon

Gobbledigook Wed 16-Feb-05 10:02:09

yeah right! - JoolsToo

piffle Wed 16-Feb-05 10:03:17

its firstly for food and nourishment,esp in poorer areas - that woman is involved in some kind of natural disaster, probably a bit overwrought to nurture and bond, probably waited in a queue, with screaming baby.
Highly judgemental post I thought!!!!!

emkana Wed 16-Feb-05 10:03:31

B/feeding is a lovely bonding moment, but sometimes it's just a quick top-up or a quick cuddle...maybe in that situation baby was just a bit anxious because there were so many strangers around so it had a bit of a Mummy top-up? What's wrong with that?
I think b/feeding is made difficult if it's overburdened with the expectation that it has to be an intense bonding moment all the time.
The amount of time I've mumsnetted while b/feeding... can't see anything wrong with it.

Gobbledigook Wed 16-Feb-05 10:06:42

I said 'personally' how is that judgemental?

I respect your opinion - its just doesn't do it for me. - JoolsToo

lailag Wed 16-Feb-05 10:07:01

Jools too , what emotional bond? The hours that I have spent on MN with ds plugged in...Don't think my mind was very much on her...

lailag Wed 16-Feb-05 10:08:26

O, emkana crossed posts, at least not the only one to "neglect" dd

Amanda3266 Wed 16-Feb-05 10:10:25

Personally I see nothing odd about this picture. It sums up beautifully that some parts of the world find breastfeeding a normal, natural everyday activity. No-one would probably look twice at such an everyday event. It's only in the smug, sad and precious society we live in that people can't cope with it.

Gobbledigook Wed 16-Feb-05 10:11:15

lailag - you're feeding your baby and your mind isn't on her?

Ok - there you go then we're all different and that picture still doesn't do it for me! - JoolsToo

piffle Wed 16-Feb-05 10:14:34

you asked "where is the emotional connection", that is a massive assumption on your part - parenting is emotional, nourishing your baby, in whatever circumstances (breast, bottle, popsicles, beans, pots, jars, homecooked) is emotional in its very nature, you love, therefore you nourish.
It is fab that a perfectly normal occurance is being treated as one.

tiktok Wed 16-Feb-05 10:26:17

I have spent hours and hours and hours bf with my mind totally on other things than feeding the baby - that's the beauty of it, it gives you spare hands to hold a baby's little shoes or gesticulate when arguing with a president

I expect that mother is the same as mothers all over - sometimes, she feeds with her mind on her baby, and sometimes she doesn't. Mothers are good at multi-tasking. Bf is just part of everyday life, We can't be intensly concentrating on feeding all the time.

Prufrock Wed 16-Feb-05 10:27:41

I often feed my ds without my mind being on him. I think one of the joys of bf is that you can do it so easily.
No we are down to 2 feeds a day I usually watch teh news whilst he guzzles in the am, then have lovely bonding cuddles with him over the sleepy nighttime feed. The two experiences are different, but not mutually exclusive

sweetkitty Wed 16-Feb-05 12:19:59

Lovely pic what is wrong with this country that woman are made to feel embarrassed about feeding their children as nature intended. It's only nipples and skin FFS we've all got them. I think it's due to the over sexualisation of boobs as man toys, men like to think of boobs for them not to feed a baby.

Makes me so sad that giving a bottle of powdered milk meant for big hairy calves is seen as more socially acceptable than feeding a baby yourself (and I don't mean that as an anti bottlefeeding statement).

Maybe I'm a bit sensitive right now as DD approaching 7 months and people are always asking when am I going to give it up? Surely I must be fed up with it by now and it can't be doing her much good anyway?

snafu Wed 16-Feb-05 12:24:25

I think this is a fabulous picture. It says more about the normality - and convenience! - of breastfeeding than anything I've ever seen.

Lovely bonding cuddles have their moment, and 'get some food down the baby while I do something else' has its place too. I only wish I could have held ds like that - I always needed an armchair and three cushions even after 15 months!

Lonelymum Wed 16-Feb-05 12:30:48

I think that photo is a bit OTT but I have done the same myself many times, though with a cloth or shawl strategically placed (and not talking to the PM, I hasten to add!) It is natural and I far prefer this photo than the thought of women B/f in a toilet!!!!!!!

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