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Locking breastfeeding women in a cupboard ?
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lightlypoached · 24/02/2019 00:37

Saw this at Miami airport.

What do we think about locking breastfeeding women in cupboards ?

I think it's weird and a bit sad. You?

Locking breastfeeding women in a cupboard ?
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Awwlookatmybabyspider · 24/02/2019 00:39

I'm with you. Why should Breast feeding women hide away.

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Sizeofalentil · 24/02/2019 00:39

I had a baby with a tongue tie and latching problems. Had to get out my whole breast to feed in public and found it excruciating.

I would have loved a pod like this for those early days

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steff13 · 24/02/2019 00:39

Are breastfeeding women being forced in there?

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Amrad · 24/02/2019 00:41

Looks like an area breastfeeding mothers can voluntarily choose to use. I don't see any gun wielding officers forcing women and their babies into it.

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radishingravish · 24/02/2019 00:43

Some people prefer to breast feed in private, whether for religious reasons or just personal preference. As long as those who don't are not being forced to use it I think its great that this is available for those who want space.

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janetforpresident · 24/02/2019 00:44

Hate things like this. Why can't we just sit.in the fucking cafe!!

Nothing wrong with a baby room which parents can use to change/feed their baby it's the way this is presented and the fact it's just for breasfeeders.

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Dreamzcancometrue · 24/02/2019 00:44

Its by choice not force.

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Firstty · 24/02/2019 00:45

Safe, quiet enclosed area to breastfeed in? Yes please. Stupid title designed to steer the conversation in your own direction unless women are genuinely going to be locked in. Consider re-wording if you actually want a balanced debate about this ( which I suspect you don't)

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Sparklesocks · 24/02/2019 00:49

I think if a woman felt more comfortable breast feeding in a private booth like that I’d support her. Of course she’s welcome to breastfeed wherever she likes but some women feel more comfortable having a bit of privacy (or just a bit of quiet!).

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janetforpresident · 24/02/2019 00:49

*Safe, quiet enclosed area to breastfeed in?
What's unsfe about a cafe, restaurant or waiting room?Hmm

I totally get parent and baby rooms but object to the specific segregation of breastfeeders, Some bottle feb babies might prefer peace and quiet and plenty of breastfeeding mum's (me included) would prefer to live in a world where they don't feel like they are making some kind of statement every time they get their boobs out to carry out the function they exist for in a public place.

Try making breastfeeding more acceptable in public and see whether breastfeeding pods are necessary.

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Ginkythefangedhellpigofdoom · 24/02/2019 00:50

Airports have a vast range of breastfeeding mothers passing through them, from hundreds or thousands of different backgrounds, cultures and life experiences.

A percentage of those mothers may want to breastfeed in private but don't want to and shouldn't have to do it in a public toilet.

So this as an option is a good idea as long as it's not being forced as the only option for women who would happily feed without using it.

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Amrad · 24/02/2019 00:52

How do we even know it's for breastfeeding. It might be for nappy changing or something. Can't really see what the writing says.

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belleandsnowwhite · 24/02/2019 00:52

If women want to use it then why not? Women should be able to feel their babies where they like and if they prefer to do it in private then it is great that facilities are available.

There is another flip side to anti-breastfeeding in public. Women also seem to be expected to make a stand and BF in public, by other BF mums.

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janetforpresident · 24/02/2019 00:53

How do we even know it's for breastfeeding. It might be for nappy changing or something. Can't really see what the writing says
It says a quiet place for nursing mothers-no ambiguity

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janetforpresident · 24/02/2019 00:55

Women also seem to be expected to make a stand and BF in public, by other BF mums
But the point is it shouldn't be "making a stand" it should be the norm. Rooms like this should exist for all parents of all babies who prefer quiet ( as my DS did) Not just breastfeeding mothers.

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StarlightLady · 24/02/2019 00:57

In my view any woman should be able to breast feed in public with pride. But if something is offered that is pleasant, offers privacy and is not a toilet, than this should not be a problem, providing people do not feel obliged to use it.

What about an accompanying sign saying something like “Mothers are welcome to breastfeed throughout xxxx, those requiring more privacy may use this cabin, should they wish to do so”?

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LikeDolphinsCanSwim · 24/02/2019 01:00

I’m doubtful that they are actually locked in

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TotorosNeighbour · 24/02/2019 01:01

Some women also need to express milk, should they have to do it the loos or maybe in public?

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frenchonion · 24/02/2019 01:01

While I appreciate that some would be glad of this space, and not minimising personal feelings on experiences of public feeding, but I can't help think patriarchal society hasn't half done a number on women.

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CJsGoldfish · 24/02/2019 01:12

Meh.

Looks like an optional place for those who wish to use it. Some mothers prefer a quiet space where they can feel relaxed (for whatever reason they don't out in the open)
Personally, I wouldn't have used it but am glad it is available to those who would. Why the fuck would I begrudge that?

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Gone4Good · 24/02/2019 01:13

Nobody can force a BF woman in there - this is the land of the free and all that. It's a lovely idea for mothers who want to relax with their babies in private.

Did you think all breast feeding women were rounded up and herded into these pods ffs?

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Pearpickinpenguin · 24/02/2019 01:15

Would have loved this when mine were babies!

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Intohellbutstayingstrong · 24/02/2019 01:21

Your thread title is misleading and disingenuous OP as you well know. Nobody us locking BF women away neither is it a cupboard. I think it's a great idea.

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Rtmhwales · 24/02/2019 01:28

I used one in Taipei to feed bottle fed DS who needs a quiet environment to eat it gets distracted and fussy. Was spacious with a comfy chair and baby changing facilities plus a water dispenser. Thought it was quite nifty.

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ClaireElizabethBeuchampFraser · 24/02/2019 01:29

Finally! A breastfeeding space that doesn’t stink to high heavens of shitty nappies and toilet smells. Not to mention hand dryers, which terrified my poor baby ds!

I think it’s a great idea, I was more of an as and whenever he wanted it feeder, so bf here, there and everywhere..Nursing tops were my staple go to outfit, as ds would never tolerate anything going over his head eg a blanket.

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