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BF in Abu Dhabi

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hethajf · 05/10/2018 15:22

Hi everyone! I’m due to fly to Australia at the end of the month, my youngest will be 10 weeks old as is exclusively breastfed. We’re flying with Emirates which means we’ll be stopping in Abu Dhabi airport. I’m confident I’ll be okay breastfeeding on the plane as they’re a very child friendly airline but am a bit concerned about feeding in the airport. Has anyone had any experiences there or know what the general view on breastfeeding in public is?

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30birthdayholiday · 05/10/2018 15:39

Wonder if something like these might help? That way no one will be able to see what’s happening underneath.

There’s loads on EBay- breastfeeding covers.

Hope this helps. 🤗

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veeboo · 05/10/2018 15:48

Haven't been to Abu Dhabi but have been to Dubai. My SIL lives there and breastfed at shopping centres etc. She was discrete (used a cover up) but you shouldn't have a problem.

hethajf · 05/10/2018 15:54

Thanks ladies, I was planning on taking a cover up / poncho type thing, I tend to use one unless I’m at home anyway to be honest. My LO just isn’t that discreet, no matter how hard I try to be! I’ll just have to find a quiet corner / toilet (?!) to feed in if I have to, we’re only there for a couple of hours

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Tara336 · 05/10/2018 15:58

I was in Abu Dhabi airport 2 years ago it seemed pretty modern pretty sure you will not have any problems

daisyrosegem · 05/10/2018 16:05

I have lived in Abu Dhabi for the last 11 years and they are completely fine with breast feeding. Personally, I feel like they're even more accepting of it than they are in the UK. You'll be totally fine!

Shutupanddance1 · 05/10/2018 16:06

Abu Dhabi is very welcoming for BF mums. I live in the ME and BF frequently out and about with my 3 month old, I don’t use a cover.

hethajf · 05/10/2018 16:16

Oh wonderful, that’s really put my mind at ease, thankyou!

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DunesOfSand · 05/10/2018 16:21

Don't go waving your boob about, but no need to go sit in the toilet.
Although, if you do want somewhere to hide, go to the ladies prayer room.

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