Would you feed you child a meal in a bathroom. Bathroom's are so unsanitary to feed one's child. I did it once and it was disgusting. I spent a lot of time in retail store changing rooms.
I didn't have to worry about that because my children got their milk from a bottle, so I had no hesitation to feed them any where. Breastfeeding is a choice, if there's restrictions on it then that was her choice. I don't want to see it nor do I want my children to see it
I fed my daughter formula too and she drank breastmilk from a bottle. Some people would say I was wrong for giving my daughter formula but I couldn't keep up with how much she drank and it allowed my ex husband to feed her while I was gone because I couldn't pump enough. The thing is we were made to breastfeed so how can there be a restriction on it. It isn't right to shame people who choose to bottle feed so there shouldn't be shame toward people who choose to breastfeed.
It's not shaming. I don't care if it's breast milk or formula in the bottle. As you mentioned, there is such a thing as pumping. Most women that openly breast feed in public are doing it to make a point.
I never had excess milk to pump really. For me it wouldn't have been an option. I did bottle feed her at home when I was in a rush to get back to work. I'd come home on my lunch break but around 4 months she stopped taking a bottle from me because she wanted to breastfeed only with me. She'd only take a bottle from her dad. I do believe it is very important even if a woman breastfeeds only that her baby take a bottle in case she gets sick or dies
I did it privately but it was very stressful and I probably wouldn't have done it that way again. I had to go changing rooms in stores or places like that. I've had female friends who were very disgusted by the thought of breastfeeding and never did it.
@sejla I'm sorry it was so stressful
No it really wasn't that stressful. I'm just a more private person anyway. I think breastfeeding made a big difference for my child and my ex husband would repeatedly thank me for doing it. I did do formula too because I couldn't keep up with her metabolism so I understand both sides but not the weirdness people have about doing it in public.
@sejla oh I see
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I actually think a lot of religious people are pro breastfeeding. They would think of it as God's way. It's the people who think that women are the cause of all sin we have to watch out for.
@sejla religouse people tend to find any form of exposure as against god, hence the ankle length skirts that are so common.