Comments for: Where moms breastfeed may stir debate, but the health benefits are clear

Posted Aug. 27, 2012, at 12:23 p.m.

In the park, at the mall, dressed in Army fatigues — breastfeeding moms can create a stir as Americans wrestle with whether breastfeeding a baby should be a private or public activity. Regardless of differing opinions about where breastfeeding is appropriate, medical evidence proves that breastfeeding offers significant health benefits …

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  • Anonymous

    Breast feeding is such a great way to start- no doubt! Its healthier, you bond with your baby, obviously I could go on and on. I breastfed 4 children! So I don’t have any “breast hang-ups” at all!  But take it somewhere out of sight. This ” whenever/ wherever ” crap is stupid. Have a little class.

    • honey777

      I agrre 100%.  If women can breastfeed, they should.
      But don’t make me watch, particularly in restarants.

      • Anonymous

        Wow. I didn’t realize there was ever an instance of someone in a restaurant physically holding you down and forcing you to watch someone else EVER, let alone someone who was breastfeeding. Here’s a thought – if you don’t want to watch….DON’T watch. Problem solved. Nice to know you would make a hungry infant suffer just for your own visual preference.

        • honey777

          The only person who would make an infant suffer is the mother.  She should leave  the dining area to nurse.  I shouldn’t have to see someone nursing in a restaurant, period.

          • Anonymous

            You don’t. Period.

          • Anonymous

            exactly!

  • Anonymous

    Why is this even an issue? When adults need to eat in public, they eat in public. They don’t put a blanket over their head, either. If you have a problem with public breastfeeding, you need to open your eyes, because you are a hypocrite. You are more likely to see more “skin” from your server in the restaurant or from adverstisements at the mall. I don’t understand why it’s acceptable to the general public to use breasts to sell merchandise, but it’s not okay to feed a baby with them.

    • Anonymous

      why? because I am offended by seeing yours or anyone else’s breasts. You think that’s messed up? That’s your issue. 

  • Anonymous

    I say haul it out and feed that baby when ever and where ever! I did it for both of my babies and I’m sure I will do it again

    • Anonymous

      you have absolutely zero tact

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