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I breastfed in public for the first time today.....

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cafebistro Wed 24-Sep-08 22:05:39

It only took me 7 months to pluck up the courage blush.
And guess what? It was fine. Nobody batted an eyelid! I wish I'd have had the courage sooner, I would have avoided having to feed in smelly old toilets!

beansprout Wed 24-Sep-08 22:06:52

Good for you!! It's really hard at first but does get easier and gets a lot less attention than a crying baby!!

Congratulations!! smile And you never know, maybe there was another woman there who thought, "maybe I could do that too!" smile

MsHighwater Wed 24-Sep-08 22:08:46

Well done!

cafebistro Wed 24-Sep-08 22:09:22

Thanks! I wasnt planning to but was out with a friend and said I was off to the toilets to feed DD. She looked at me like I was mad and asked why I didnt just feed her here?
So I did! grin

RhinestoneCowgirl Wed 24-Sep-08 22:13:08

Yay! That's great Much nicer than smelly toilets I'm sure...

MrsThierryHenry Wed 24-Sep-08 22:13:13

Well done! I used to wear/ carry big scarves around with me all the time so I could cover up and keep me baps to meself. So it never occurred to me that I might need courage to bf in public, I just did it. But I admire you for finally doing it after 7 months of probably convincing yourself that you couldn't. Onwards and upwards! (if only my baps had stayed even vaguely 'upwards' after bfing sad!!)

thisisyesterday Wed 24-Sep-08 22:15:25

lol well done! what a shame you didn't go out with that particular friend earlier.
enjoy your freedom now

wastingmyeducation Wed 24-Sep-08 22:16:37

Yay! Congratulations!

xx

callmeovercautious Wed 24-Sep-08 22:19:31

Well DOne cafe Bistro smile You now have a freedom you have never known before.

And well done for BFing so long in the closet (water closet that is wink) many people give up much sooner rather than BF in public.

messageinabottle Wed 24-Sep-08 22:20:53

well done you!

Long may it continue!

treacletart Wed 24-Sep-08 22:28:02

attagirl!

mamazee Wed 24-Sep-08 22:33:15

HOORAY congrats

chipmonkey Wed 24-Sep-08 22:33:29

Well done!grin

LadyBee Wed 24-Sep-08 22:33:32

well done.
And well done your friend.

S1ur Wed 24-Sep-08 22:39:20

Fandabbydosy!

Now start to plan all those public spots you'll be feeding your baby in grin

aurorec Wed 24-Sep-08 22:49:26

Woohoo! grin

jennifersofia Wed 24-Sep-08 22:55:47

Well done! Keep going!

moondog Wed 24-Sep-08 23:03:32

Brilliant.
It's a huge psychological barrier for saome women yet as you say, 99.9% of population couldn't give two hoots!

Poor you, 7 mnoths in purdah!

mumnosbest Wed 24-Sep-08 23:11:05

YAY! Well done! There'll be no stopping you now. You'll be getting them out everywhere! lol. No seriously congrats, it' scary at first but does get easier x

MrsThierryHenry Wed 24-Sep-08 23:36:17

Two hoots, or two hooters, moondog?

I'm so sorry. It's late. I'm tired. I must to bed. Pronto.

moondog Wed 24-Sep-08 23:42:05

grin

skidoodle Wed 24-Sep-08 23:53:03

hurray!

LittlePushka Thu 25-Sep-08 00:08:44

Oh well done!

Please just let me tell you this:

I proudly BF both DS for a time. With each one I was ready to let anybody who took a pop have it with both barrels (I even had an undoubtedly award winning monologue all lined up)...

BUT

the ONLY comment I ever got was from a table of four very old pensioners (2 men and 2 ladies). I was being particularly discreet as I have a very healthy respect for our oldies,...but as I left the cafe one of the ladies stopped me to say that they all agreed how nice it was to see a baby being so fed.

How lovely?

So just think, next time you do it, there WILL be a sea of passers-by who think "Go girl - you are amazing!" grin

(PS Everyone, I am not in any way anti bottles

cafebistro Thu 25-Sep-08 09:25:44

Thanks everyone for votes of confidence!
I was very discreet and sat at the back of the cafe in the corner so people wouldnt be walking past. I told my DP when I got home and he said "Oh." sad.
So he burst my bubble a bit but I knew my mnetters wouldnt let me down. grin

fransmom Thu 25-Sep-08 09:30:11

congrats cb, i gave up bf cos i couldn't face bf in public sad i ony wish i had said to xp get me some of those scarf things (my mp wasn't covering everything) then i could've carried on. not very supportive (of lot of things) that's why he's x grin

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