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Would you breastfeed your newborn at the dinner table during your dh's boss's birthday bash?

(46 Posts)
emkana Fri 12-Sep-08 23:35:45

This is what my SIL is contemplating.

Habbibu Fri 12-Sep-08 23:36:36


mogthecat Fri 12-Sep-08 23:37:15

yes of course

emkana Fri 12-Sep-08 23:37:33

My mum was outraged at the thought, but I thought she should as well.

bythepowerofgreyskull Fri 12-Sep-08 23:37:47

without a hesitation

EvilWillow Fri 12-Sep-08 23:37:48

Yes. Absolutely.

pooka Fri 12-Sep-08 23:38:51


Bowddee Fri 12-Sep-08 23:39:29

No, but only because I preferred peace and quiet when I was feeding DS. Our time iyswim.

I'd also want an excuse to get away from DH's boss!

moondog Fri 12-Sep-08 23:39:38

Yes.God, as if anyone cares.

emkana Fri 12-Sep-08 23:40:33

Is there an age cut-off when the baby is too old and they might pull away from the breast and leave you too exposed or some such?

(baby is 3 months old btw)

theSuburbanDryad Fri 12-Sep-08 23:42:16

How old is "newborn"? I found it much easier to be discreet with tiny ds than with big hulking 9 month old!!

emkana Fri 12-Sep-08 23:43:08

3 months

theSuburbanDryad Fri 12-Sep-08 23:43:18

Aww - at 3 months the baby will probably nod off on the breast and your SIL will be able to eat in peace!!

lisad123 Fri 12-Sep-08 23:43:43

I would say yes. When DD2 was 2 weeks old we went to friends for dinner and me and friend both sat eating and BFing, no one minded.

TrinityWino Fri 12-Sep-08 23:45:51

3 months os the perfect age to do it anywhere, literally, and noone will be in the least bothered
she should just go for it

saying that I would do it with 19 month old gecko too...

unknownrebelbang Fri 12-Sep-08 23:45:51

I don't think I would have done when I was BFing mine.

I would consider it these days though, were I ever to be in that position again (not a chance!).

Feenie Fri 12-Sep-08 23:49:18


mindy27 Fri 12-Sep-08 23:51:35

absoflippinlutely lol

LyraSilvertongue Fri 12-Sep-08 23:52:12

No, not unless I knew the people really well. I'd find a nice quiet room to feed DS in.

pudding25 Sat 13-Sep-08 08:48:45

No but that is because my dd is off and on all the time. She is 4mths and has been like this since she was about 10wks! I have huge boobs too so I would not feel relaxed or comfortable as my boobs would probably end up on full view. Also, DD would be in bed at adult dinner time!
Saying that, I dont think there is anything wrong with doing it if she feels comfortable.

harpsichordcarrier Sat 13-Sep-08 08:50:34

yes, I would
If I had a newborn which thank god I don't
I wouldn't bf my nearly three year old though grin

stroppyknickers Sat 13-Sep-08 08:50:40

No because I would want to be wearing gorgeous lovey clothes that I would thern need to unzip to my waist...

lilymolly Sat 13-Sep-08 08:54:38

No I would find a more comfortable seat in the same room

FourArms Sat 13-Sep-08 09:03:30


In fact, fed DS2 recently at a BBQ thrown by DH's boss. We were sat at a garden table. I'd taken DS2 out to the car a few times to feed, then fed him in the study, and then got fed up of going 'somewhere else' to feed him, and just did it where I was. It was past his bedtime, so it was that, or go home. DS2 is 2yrs 2mnths by the way. With an 8 week old I would have been happy to do it absolutely anywhere. I still am, but am just starting to get a little concious of it as he's getting older.

ninja Sat 13-Sep-08 09:17:27

Yes, unless I'd decided to wear something nice but impractical

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