Monday, July 25, 2011

Do you really just whip it out at the pool ? ?

Yep. I am talking about the breast again. You see, Will and I spend a lot of our summer days at the pool and have seen many a moms breast feeding. Totally fine with because a lot of them have done it under an umbrella and turned away from the pool somewhat. They can still see their other child, which obviously is very important.
But, there is one said woman at the pool, that I just don't understand. Mind you, I only breast fed for about a month with Will and it wasn't the most productive of feedings. This said woman, whips it out like ever 15 minutes and does it right at the edge of the little kiddie pool, again I am totally cool with this because she is watching her other two children. She does it discreetly, sometimes. A couple of times her top has been slightly down and she is fixing it uncovered and walking back to put her 5 or 6 month old back in his stroller. One day she whipped it out and the baby was there for like 5 minutes, maybe. Then another 20 minutes later she is doing it again. I can tell you in a two hour period how many times this lady is whipping it out. May sound creepy but when you are sitting at the edge of a not so big kiddie pool, you will notice it. I know I am not the only one. I heard another mother questioning her about breast feeding the other day.
I know you have to breast feed when the baby is hungry but is it really every 15 minutes? Is this lady trying to get attention or is it just me?
Don't get me wrong, I am all for the convenience of breast feeding but is she taking it a bit too far?
Even if I have to breast feed in public, I really think I will be one of those moms that does it a bit more discreetly. The whole world doesn't need to know what I am doing. What do you think?


Bethany said...

Same thing happened to us at the beach yesterday. A woman was breast-feeding (which I am totally ok with) but you could see pretty much everything. It got to the point that my older girls were asking questions and it just wasn't the time or place for that discussion. It becomes frustrating when certain women do not feed their children discretly, especially at a very public place with other children.

Christy said...

Some babies use the breast as a pacifier. And some mommies allow it. I don't think she is trying to get attention. She is probably annoyed by having to do it.

Liz said...

I don't know what to say other than it sounds like she's using her boob for a pacifier. Babies don't eat that frequently!

Krystyn said...

My girls never nursed that often...even when newborns.

It's sad if she's allowing her baby to use her as a pacifier....that's not healthy for either of them.

Emily said...

I agree with the other ladies- definitely sounds like baby is using her as a pacifier. That's not really a good solution for either her or her baby.

I couldn't imagine having to do that with my child... ugh!