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I breastfed in public today!

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Divvy Sun 24-Aug-08 20:28:47

Yay me! Baby is 3 weeks old. Day out at a steam rally. I nearly went back to our car to do it, but thought stuff it, lets try!

18 month old dd nearly blew our cover though, as dh let her run round us playing, and she tried to whip our blanket! grin

Have I broken a law? hmm What is the law?

AbricotsSecs Sun 24-Aug-08 20:31:16

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hotCheeseBurns Sun 24-Aug-08 20:32:07

Well done! Now go do it some more! Bet you'll get plenty of smiles from other mums

Tommy Sun 24-Aug-08 20:33:02

well done smile

Keep it up - let us know where you do it next time!

lilymolly Sun 24-Aug-08 20:33:59

Well done grin

of course you have not broken rule dafty!

Its the most wonderful sight anyway.

I always felt a little embarrassed with dd and am preg with dc no 2, but this time I am going to try an overcome this.

callmeovercautious Sun 24-Aug-08 20:36:39

Congratulations grin Mastering public feeding will really help you to carry on BFing for longer. Most people I know who started to introduce formula before 6m did it because they could not feed in public.

I found having DH around the first few times a help as he could position the blanket.

BouncingTurtle Sun 24-Aug-08 20:36:44

Go Divvy!!!

And no you aren't going to get arrested grin

funnypeculiar Sun 24-Aug-08 20:40:19

Well done you, I always want to rush over to mums bfing in public and sniff at them blush smile

Divvy Sun 24-Aug-08 20:40:39

People were sat all around me as well, and they never knew what I was doing. In fact, I did it twice while there.

grin I shall be doing it next Sunday, at motorbike racing, out in the open air again!

sunnytimer Sun 24-Aug-08 20:41:10

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TrinityRhino Sun 24-Aug-08 20:44:54

Of course you have not broken any laws

there is no laws against doing it

WELL DONE to you

chuck the blanket next timewink

LaTrucha Sun 24-Aug-08 20:46:21

Hooray!

Divvy Sun 24-Aug-08 20:46:41

Thank you all for your kind words of support.....dh said I was to only bf for a few weeks, as it was not going to work with our days out, so best change to ff bottle.

He can now see that it is workable smile he said to me tonight, you got on really well today feeding him while out! grin

If I have won him over, its the battle over! Before it starts isnt it?! smile

Dragonbutter Sun 24-Aug-08 20:46:42

well done divvy.
the first time i bf in public my sister took me out specifically to do the deed. she was a great support.

LaTrucha Sun 24-Aug-08 20:48:26

Glad DH has seen the light. smile

munchkinmum Sun 24-Aug-08 20:50:47

fab, well done you!

LazyLinePainterJane Sun 24-Aug-08 20:50:54

My favourite was the guy who was running for local government or something like that, who made a pudding of bananas, tinned oranges and squirty cream and then tried to pass it off as an experiment in "budget shopping"!! grin

pinkspottywellies Sun 24-Aug-08 20:51:07

Yay! Well done Divvy!

LazyLinePainterJane Sun 24-Aug-08 20:51:16

ahhh meant to be the come dine with me thread grin

LazyLinePainterJane Sun 24-Aug-08 20:51:38

but well done grin

sunnytimer Sun 24-Aug-08 20:52:18

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Dragonbutter Sun 24-Aug-08 20:52:38

well you confused me llpj. smile

sunnytimer Sun 24-Aug-08 20:53:15

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Divvy Sun 24-Aug-08 20:54:04

lol

callmeovercautious Sun 24-Aug-08 20:54:47

I know why funnypeculiar has her name now wink

I always want to go over and chat to BFing Mums, especially if they are on their own and look a bit nervy. I never do I just smile and hope they get the "I am cheering you on" vibes.

On the DH front. Mine was actually very supportive but what won him over the most was not having to share night feeds grin and the cost savings. However it did actually start to be an issue again when she was about 18m as DH told me he did not feel as bonded because of it. We now take it in turns to put her to bed and she has a cup of milk from him those nights. She is nearly 2 so I am starting to let her self wean now. Next time I will express more and start him off helping with feeds much earlier.

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