Public breast-feeding controversy won't go away

Full story: The Journal Times

Rebecca Cook of Burlington said staff at the Victoria's Secret at Regency Mall told her she could not nurse in the store, and offered her the employee bathroom instead.
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Stephanie

Birmingham, AL

#545 Oct 11, 2007
Well Sean,
Still at it huh? There is nothing more in life, is there? The Therapist's couch is doing you no good obviously, I'd fire him! Maybe try a woman next time.
Peace I wish to you Sean...
Stephanie

Birmingham, AL

#546 Oct 11, 2007
Hello Jenna...Joyfulmama, good to see you guys are still trying to convice our poor Sean here that life is good even though there is a risk of boob out there! I hope all is well with both of you.
sean

Springfield, MA

#547 Oct 11, 2007
Stephanie wrote:
Well Sean,
Still at it huh? There is nothing more in life, is there? The Therapist's couch is doing you no good obviously, I'd fire him! Maybe try a woman next time.
Peace I wish to you Sean...
Actually Stephanie, as right wing conservative that i am, all women who are gonna breastfeed publicly do need to use full modesty such as a coverup shawl. The way i see it is that if your not gonna breastfeed at home, use a shawl while out in public
Jenna

Albuquerque, NM

#548 Oct 12, 2007
Stephanie wrote:
Hello Jenna...Joyfulmama, good to see you guys are still trying to convice our poor Sean here that life is good even though there is a risk of boob out there! I hope all is well with both of you.
Good to hear from you too, Stephanie. I don't think there's much chance of convincing Sean of anything. It's frustrating because I think he gives us other Christians and conservatives a bad name. Oh well ... what can you do? To his credit, however, he has been nicer to both joyfulmomma and me on this and other forums. He's made an effort to be less rude and insulting, and I appreciate that very much. Also, I think he is beginning to understand that we also believe in discretion (as we've said numerous times).

“http://www.bobba rr2008.com/”

Since: Jun 07

Joyful Chaos

#549 Oct 12, 2007
Stephanie wrote:
Hello Jenna...Joyfulmama, good to see you guys are still trying to convice our poor Sean here that life is good even though there is a risk of boob out there! I hope all is well with both of you.
Yes we continue to try, but I don't think we are making much progress. But he has been a bit more civil at least.
And me and mine are all well thankyou!

“RAmen”

Since: Jun 07

A-town aka: the 806

#550 Oct 15, 2007
sean wrote:
<quoted text>Actually Stephanie, as right wing conservative that i am, all women who are gonna breastfeed publicly do need to use full modesty such as a coverup shawl. The way i see it is that if your not gonna breastfeed at home, use a shawl while out in public
You unbelievable idiot. They all said,unless its to hot.... THEY DO USE SHAWLS!!

Moron.
ninja fighter number one

Cornelius, OR

#551 Oct 16, 2007
breast feeding is somthing that is necesary for a healthy baby because formula feeding doesnt give them the right nutrition for the baby
you dont have a right to tell a mother that they cant give their baby what it needs even if it may be in public
Jenna

Albuquerque, NM

#552 Oct 16, 2007
CrystalTheOmnipotent wrote:
<quoted text>
You unbelievable idiot. They all said,unless its to hot.... THEY DO USE SHAWLS!!
Moron.
Crystal!! Good to hear from you--it's been a while. I hope all is well in your world.

“RAmen”

Since: Jun 07

A-town aka: the 806

#553 Oct 17, 2007
Jenna wrote:
<quoted text>
Crystal!! Good to hear from you--it's been a while. I hope all is well in your world.
Thanks sugar! I've been doing a lot of plays, plus school so topix kinda fell by the wayside. Nice to see sean is still as absurd as ever.
Jenna

Albuquerque, NM

#554 Oct 17, 2007
CrystalTheOmnipotent wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks sugar! I've been doing a lot of plays, plus school so topix kinda fell by the wayside. Nice to see sean is still as absurd as ever.
Yeah, I haven't been near as active either--life gets in the way :) Glad you're buy and seem happy. To his credit, Sean has toned down a bit here and on a couple of other forums. As much as I am offended by him, I feel a little sorry for him because he is so misguided. Anyway, have a great day!!
Jenna

Albuquerque, NM

#555 Oct 17, 2007
That was supposed to be glad you're busy (not buy)!
know average joe

Rego Park, NY

#556 Oct 17, 2007
wow this guy sean is stubborn.hey man it's a bit weird seeing a woman feeding out in public,but is it the absolute worse thing you can whine about;i'm sure not.can't you be a little more sympathetic,the kid has got to eat don't they.or how about you switch bodies with a baby one day and entertain us all with a plan on how you plan on eating.com e on seany boy lighten up,educate yourself a little.view frow a woman's perspective as much as you can.
p.s.,good luck ladies with this lad;he's a tough customer.
sean

Springfield, MA

#557 Oct 17, 2007
know average joe wrote:
wow this guy sean is stubborn.hey man it's a bit weird seeing a woman feeding out in public,but is it the absolute worse thing you can whine about;i'm sure not.can't you be a little more sympathetic,the kid has got to eat don't they.or how about you switch bodies with a baby one day and entertain us all with a plan on how you plan on eating.com e on seany boy lighten up,educate yourself a little.view frow a woman's perspective as much as you can.
p.s.,good luck ladies with this lad;he's a tough customer.
How a women feeds her child is her own business, using full modesty would helpout alot better as much as when she is at home breastfeeding. Yes i will educate myself and as for the mother who is breastfeeding that its none of the whole worlds business, and if you were smart enough , you would understand that. A nother thing to nobody is stopping the kid from eating. By not feeling the need to use modesty or privacy in a lactation room wont hinder the childs from eating
sean

Springfield, MA

#558 Oct 17, 2007
ninja fighter number one wrote:
breast feeding is somthing that is necesary for a healthy baby because formula feeding doesnt give them the right nutrition for the baby
you dont have a right to tell a mother that they cant give their baby what it needs even if it may be in public
Yes, but we do have the right to tell them to use modesty if they cant go somewhere secluded. If you cant seem to take my advice as far as seclusion and modesty, dont come crying and getting all upset when someone is staring and getting an eyeful (not saying women dont use modesty)

“http://www.bobba rr2008.com/”

Since: Jun 07

Joyful Chaos

#559 Oct 19, 2007
sean wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, but we do have the right to tell them to use modesty if they cant go somewhere secluded. If you cant seem to take my advice as far as seclusion and modesty, dont come crying and getting all upset when someone is staring and getting an eyeful (not saying women dont use modesty)
It isn't the women breastfeeding that are 'crying' it is the people offended by the breastfeeding women making all of the fuss.
Whitney Brown

Amarillo, TX

#560 Oct 19, 2007
Just so you know, Sean. Not all women can pump breast milk. And, even if they can, not all babies who breastfeed will take a bottle. I just hope you realize that ignorance really isn't bliss.
Right wing Sean

Springfield, MA

#561 Oct 19, 2007
Whitney Brown wrote:
Just so you know, Sean. Not all women can pump breast milk. And, even if they can, not all babies who breastfeed will take a bottle. I just hope you realize that ignorance really isn't bliss.
Well in case you might know that if you go way back to the 1950s era when bottlefeeding was morely the norm, not all women cameup with that same excuse you just made. In fact...my uncle was born in 1958 and was bottlefed all the way straight, i dont see how that was a problem for him since he grewup to be fairly intelligent. I never heard about newborn infants during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s turning away a bottle unless this is something new you and many people cameup with Whitney

Since: Aug 07

Warren, MI

#562 Oct 19, 2007
Right wing Sean wrote:
<quoted text>Well in case you might know that if you go way back to the 1950s era when bottlefeeding was morely the norm, not all women cameup with that same excuse you just made. In fact...my uncle was born in 1958 and was bottlefed all the way straight, i dont see how that was a problem for him since he grewup to be fairly intelligent. I never heard about newborn infants during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s turning away a bottle unless this is something new you and many people cameup with Whitney
Sean,

Babies that begin by being breast-fed do not usually take a bottle. Changing to a bottle takes patience and effort and is sometimes not possible.. A breast and a bottle differ in many ways, the taste, feel and flow are completely different. You know nothing. The only way you would know is if a breast feeding mother let you see the difference between her breast and a bottle. You don't know. You do not have the information it would take to make a reasonable arguement. Stop already. We grow tired of you.

fyi, there used to be and still may be something called a wet nurse. That was a mother who would nurse your baby if you were unable to and baby would not take a bottle or if you were unable to and you chose her over a bottle. Have a goood one. Give up the fight. You are the minority.
Jenna

Albuquerque, NM

#563 Oct 19, 2007
Right wing Sean wrote:
<quoted text>Well in case you might know that if you go way back to the 1950s era when bottlefeeding was morely the norm, not all women cameup with that same excuse you just made. In fact...my uncle was born in 1958 and was bottlefed all the way straight, i dont see how that was a problem for him since he grewup to be fairly intelligent. I never heard about newborn infants during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s turning away a bottle unless this is something new you and many people cameup with Whitney
Sean, I've explained to you before that we are referring to BREASTFED babies who will often not take a bottle. Of course a baby who has never known anything but the bottle will take one. We are referring to babies who know and love nursing. To them, an artificial (silicone, rubber, whatever), unyielding nipple pales in comparison to a warm, fleshy, comforting, God-designed nipple that distributes the perfect food. That is great for your uncle who seems to have survived bottle feeding successfully, but just imagine what more he could have been had he had God's perfect food! Of course, I am being a little tongue and cheek, but seriously, no one will argue against the fact that formula is an inferior food source.
Jenna

Albuquerque, NM

#564 Oct 19, 2007
LunchLady wrote:
<quoted text>
Sean,
Babies that begin by being breast-fed do not usually take a bottle. Changing to a bottle takes patience and effort and is sometimes not possible.. A breast and a bottle differ in many ways, the taste, feel and flow are completely different. You know nothing. The only way you would know is if a breast feeding mother let you see the difference between her breast and a bottle. You don't know. You do not have the information it would take to make a reasonable arguement. Stop already. We grow tired of you.
fyi, there used to be and still may be something called a wet nurse. That was a mother who would nurse your baby if you were unable to and baby would not take a bottle or if you were unable to and you chose her over a bottle. Have a goood one. Give up the fight. You are the minority.
Looks like we were on the same wavelength, LL :)

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