Okay I was a breastfeeding mother....
by rxgirl - Posted Thu November 16, 2006 @ 2:25 PM
I am no longer modest...having children and breast feeding I am now no longer shy. That being said I know that I had a right to feed my children anytime they needed it, I would try to be a discreet as possible though.
I did find though that no matter how discreet I was I would often get dirty looks, I did not cause trouble and did not mouth off at people, I did my best to make it as comfortable as possible for all involved. I would try to be as discreet as possible, sometimes it is not always possible. I have been in a similiar situation on an airplane, I did cover up and I still had one person complain....I simply explained to him that I could hold off on feeding the baby and he could scream for the WHOLE 4 hour flight or I could feed him and he would fall asleep and sleep most of the way, after putting to him that way he was no longer offended and just simply looked away until I was done. As for the people who will say then breastfeed in the bathroom, please those lavatories are so small you can barely manuver yourself, can you imagine trying to get comfortable to feed a baby.
I do feel that there is something missing from this story. I can not see a person getting thrown off for refusing to show some discretion, I think more than likely they got loud and caused a ruckus, and that made flight crew uneasy about how the flight was going to go, so they escorted her out.