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The LEAST discreet place you've breastfed!

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confusedfirsttimemum Wed 08-Jul-09 10:02:58

Following on from the Lorraine Kelly thread and her GMTV discussion (where she seems to think breastfeeding is only ok if it is 'discreet'), I wondered if people might be up for a discussion of the least discreet place they've fed their children.

I'll kick off: In an O2 store whilst DH signed up for an i-phone.

In fairness to the sales assistant, he did not bat an eyelid.

wahwah1270 Wed 08-Jul-09 10:05:10

job centre whilst claim being processed

sweetcat Wed 08-Jul-09 10:05:24

Whilst applying for a mortgage! She didn't mind at all. I would have done it if it was a man as well though. For quite a shy person I surprised myself!

gingertoo Wed 08-Jul-09 10:07:48

In church.
Our vicar would much rather Dc's were happy, quiet and fed rather than hungry and shouting the place down grin

KirstyJC Wed 08-Jul-09 10:09:22

Fed DS2 (7 mo) in school hall during DS1's assembly. Have also fed in his class when parents were invited in to take part in a lesson!

As with you, no-one was remotely bothered - not even the other children!

Also have sat on public bench feeding in the middle of the high street on Saturday afternoon - got some looks but nothing hostile, I think people were just surprised! (Although won't do that again - DS was too distracted and he has teeth now - ow!)

HuffwardlyRudge Wed 08-Jul-09 10:09:43

Whilst pushing my trolly around Tesco. Needs must.

I also regularly feed ds on the rapid ride at our local water park. It's not very rapid, you just plonk into a rubber ring and it swooshes you around. He finds it soothing and generaly nods off, and I quite enjoy a gentle couple of circuits of the park while dh takes dd on something less genteel. grin

alexpolismum Wed 08-Jul-09 10:10:23

In the police station whilst applying for my DD's passport (I'm in Greece, so loads of forms to fill, stamp, etc. Took ages!) The policeman just looked up, asked me if I was comfortable and bent his head back to the papers!

lulalullabye Wed 08-Jul-09 10:11:24

Russell and bromley kids shoe shop !

McDreamy Wed 08-Jul-09 10:11:25

On the back of a tractor going around "The Big Sheep" - was a bit bumpy!

confusedfirsttimemum Wed 08-Jul-09 10:12:07

Respect to HuffwardlyRudge at being able to feed whilst pushing a trolley. I am still working on being able to do it standing up, let alone whilst on the move!

Deemented Wed 08-Jul-09 10:14:20

God, there's been loads....

think the most memorable one was in the front row of the church at my mothers funeral. Well it was either tat or let dd scream all through the service.

crumbletastic Wed 08-Jul-09 10:14:39

Again, on a bench in the middle of town

CMOTdibbler Wed 08-Jul-09 10:18:04

In a meeting with my boss - it was supposed to be my boss coming over to see me off on mat leave, but DS had turned up early enough to be 2 weeks old.

I've also double pumped whilst on a conference call.

confusedfirsttimemum Wed 08-Jul-09 10:19:52

CMOTdibbler - that's very funny. Did anyone comment on the slight whirring noise in the background?

stripes200 Wed 08-Jul-09 10:19:56

GNER train Kings Cross to Newscastle stands out in the memory as a relatively busy yet confined place.

I didn't give a fig if the other passengers were worried about it. It's a 3 and half hour journey. I bet they'd have been more pissed off if she'd had cried the whole way because she wanted a boob.

Having said that either I didn't notice or nobody was worried because in the two years I did BF I'm pleased to say I don't remember ever getting any negative comments or looks from anyone and I really didn't care where I was, if DD needed feeding, she got it.

WhereTheWildThingsWere Wed 08-Jul-09 10:21:34

Whilst on a guided tour of Chatsworth House with ds in a sling.

A mahoosive American tourist was walking next to me and before I could say "my tits are bare in a stately home" she whipped open the front of my sling with a cry of "can a have a peek at your little darling?" which quickly changed to "o.h m.y" and a very red face.

Was very funnygrin.

EssieW Wed 08-Jul-09 10:22:08

in 2 meetings with my boss. Didn't think to check if he minded either (just got on with it) though as he used to work for Baby Milk Action, I figured he should be a breast feeding advocate anyway so could probably cope with it...

WhereTheWildThingsWere Wed 08-Jul-09 10:22:50

Whilst on a guided tour of Chatsworth House with ds in a sling.

A mahoosive American tourist was walking next to me and before I could say "my tits are bare in a stately home" she whipped open the front of my sling with a cry of "can a have a peek at your little darling?" which quickly changed to "o.h m.y" and a very red face.

Was very funnygrin.

4andnotout Wed 08-Jul-09 10:26:26

I will do it anywhere now which has surprised me a bit as i never managed to bf any of the other dd's.

Church during dd1's brownie parade.

School assemblies and plays.

Walking around Norwich castle museum.

sophus Wed 08-Jul-09 10:28:08

At mum's funeral, at mum's wake, at the solicitor's office - death and birth collide - you just have to get on with it all at once.

duke Wed 08-Jul-09 10:32:18

At a wedding, at a funeral, round the supermarket and whilst pushing ds1 up a hill in a pushchair. Anywhere that's the joy of breastfeeding!!!!!! I always thimk it's better to have a quiet feeding baby than a screaming hungry one.

CherryChoc Wed 08-Jul-09 10:33:51

Have done so when the lady from CPL came to do a home check. Also these days I tend to latch him on without even breaking my conversation, lol.

CMOTdibbler Wed 08-Jul-09 10:36:51

Nah, put a pillow over the Lactaline and you can't hear it over the phone.

My expressing adventures are probably more interesting than my bfing ones

bronze Wed 08-Jul-09 10:38:31

Church, plane, cash and carry, train, school, playgroup,
My weirdest was in a taxi in Kosova. They don't use carseats there though legally you don't have to here either

Basically if they get hungry I get on with it. LK would approve though as I am descreet (for my sake not other peoples)

BottySpottom Wed 08-Jul-09 10:41:44

At the optician whilst being seen.
At a funeral (went outside for that and crouched by the graves as the man sitting next to me was very very short & didn't want him to get an eye full!
Walking around in Boots
Down a country lane on an abandoned fridge
Whilst DC was in car seat and I was standing outside (bit of a stretch)

Pretty much everywhere actually

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