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Comments on Geeky Gaming Mama: Anti Breastfeeding Hate on Twitter





Updated: 2012-09-13T01:18:14.174-07:00

 



For some reason I never had a nasty comment or eve...

2010-03-03T11:42:18.298-08:00

For some reason I never had a nasty comment or even a dirty look (that I noticed) while nursing my son in public. I always expected one some day, but it never happened. I did usually cover up one way or another, but that's just me. I did have people say nice things to me sometimes--one librarian told me she loved the sound of a nursing baby!



Every time I read comments like those idiots on tw...

2010-01-26T09:20:02.575-08:00

Every time I read comments like those idiots on twitter it makes my blood boil. What the hell is wrong with people?!!?

It's BABIES EATING. It's not gross or weird or... ugh!@@@ Why do they think they call the top of a bottle a NIPPLE?



Thank you for writing this! As a new mother in May...

2010-01-18T21:21:20.623-08:00

Thank you for writing this! As a new mother in May (2009), I intially went and hid and covered up too. Once my little girl started ripping off the blanket I thought oh what the hell, at this point my breast is like a fork- it's her feeding utensil! Ignorance is rampant in this world and I think that it is really unfortunate. It makes me happy to know that there are women out there who are raising their children to be good people as we need more of them!!!



Well having breastfed a toddler I think it's a...

2009-12-19T23:02:38.673-08:00

Well having breastfed a toddler I think it's an important thing to do in public, uncovered, and to talk about it and share your experience with it...breastmilk is for babies, toddlers & preschoolers until they are ready to wean. Mine was 2 1/2 and it's so far the best most amazing thing I've done in my life.



I cant believe some of those comments! Well actual...

2009-12-12T21:51:04.353-08:00

I cant believe some of those comments! Well actually I can, because I've had some directed at me.

My children were born prematurely, 30+1 weeks and 34+3 weeks. During our time in the NICU I have seen babies come close to death, in fact twice I was told that I should 'prepare for the worst' The difference in survival for such early babies is quite often one of how they are fed. After these experiences I am even more determined to breastfeed my baby. Even when I dont have the support of those around me, I still push through.

Mr 6 months has been fed almost everywhere, when I get hungry I eat and I eat anywhere (EXCEPT in a toilet!) and so does he!

I look forward to following your blog :)



Roland, you're getting dangerously close to th...

2009-12-04T00:41:40.423-08:00

Roland, you're getting dangerously close to the "breastfeeding in public = public defecating" argument!

The problem with insisting that women go to bathrooms or other private spaces to nurse is it's not always practical and women that do this statistically wean earlier than women that don't. Especially with a young baby that eats often. I have plenty of respect for people that CHOOSE this - but it should not be forced on everyone. There is nothing immodest or shameful about breastfeeding a baby.



Roland, you can't compare a dirty diaper to br...

2009-11-16T08:29:36.674-08:00

Roland, you can't compare a dirty diaper to breastfeeding.

Yes, let's respect the baby. Since breastfeeding is what babies should receive and mothers are social people, breastfeeding will and must become the norm in public.

Thanks for the aweseome post!



Those twitter comments were both sad and funny. Yo...

2009-11-04T13:59:24.732-08:00

Those twitter comments were both sad and funny. You know what they say:

Normal Person + Internet + Anonymity = Total Fuckwit

I've never experienced anybody breastfeeding in public. When my wife had her baby, she personally decided to only breastfeed after withdrawing to a private space, like a bathroom. That was more from modesty than shame.

There IS a line though - like when we were at a restaurant and a women laid her baby on the table opposite and started changing his dirty diaper, in front of everybody. TIME AND A PLACE.

I think a little bit of respect from both sides generally results in a happy medium.



Thanks Krista. As I said to someone earlier on tod...

2009-10-10T07:19:43.341-07:00

Thanks Krista. As I said to someone earlier on today, I don't like personally to see people feeding formula to tiny babies. It just makes me cringe somehow and seems so wrong. I'm aware that it is my personal hangup and really none of my business, so I keep it to myself and would never dream of giving anyone a dirty look or saying anything. It's a shame that some cannot afford the same respect to nursing mothers.



So sorry you had to deal with that abuse. That is ...

2009-10-10T04:24:53.813-07:00

So sorry you had to deal with that abuse. That is truly pathetic that people think they can behave that way because it's the internet. That's part of going on in public - you are going to see many things that you don't like. It's just a fact & it's not even going to be just breastfeeding. People are able to exercise their neck muscles by turning their head to other things. They should try the same when it comes to seeing breastfeeding if they don't like that. There is absolutely no need for hateful comments.



I have no problem with women using covers if they ...

2009-10-09T12:03:23.135-07:00

I have no problem with women using covers if they want to, it's just those that insist we MUST use them that bug the hell out of me ;)

And yes you're completely right, plenty of other body parts have dual functions, why not boobs?



Holy smokes! The ignorance of these people is unbe...

2009-10-09T10:09:07.617-07:00

Holy smokes! The ignorance of these people is unbearable. I nursed both of my children until they weaned themselves. They weaned earlier than I had expected them to (at 1 and almost 1) but luckily they nursed until I didn't need to give them formula at all. I admit that I didn't nurse in public though - I don't know if my boobs are too big or I'm just a spazz (probably the latter) but I could never get my kids to nurse without half of my boob hanging out. I either nursed in a quiet room, my car, or gave them pumped milk. I suppose I didn't do much to help change the ignorance of these people. It's strange how people are obsessed with boobs as sex objects but loathe them as givers of life. Why can't they be both?