My mom called me this morning. She wanted me to settle a discussion they were having (dad, mom and grandma). The burning question was...Would you nurse in a store? Without hesitation I answered...yeah! I do it all the time. My mom was deflated. "You just tarnished your image with me."
It seems they were discussing an article in today's paper about a breastfeeding incident at a Victoria's Secret store. My mom claimed I wouldn't go into a store to nurse. I'd either go out to the van or find a secluded bench to nurse at. My dad claimed I'd nurse whereever I was....he won. lol
I asked her why she thought I'd take all the kids out to the van to nurse and then lug them back in again? She swears I interrupted a trip we took to Sam's Club to go out to the van to nurse...returning to finish when I was done. I don't remember it and have NO idea why I wouldn't have just gone over the cafe area to sit and nurse. But oh well.
I then asked her how sitting on a bench in the middle of the mall could be more discreet then sitting/standing in a store to nurse? While sitting on a bench every and anyone would pass me by. A few weeks ago while at Hollister's with the girls I sat on their couch and nursed Danielle...MAYBE 10 people walked by. They were all of the female persuasion.
After reading the article online I now know why she laughed when I mentioned my refusal to nurse in the bathroom. The article had the same sentiment....I wouldn't eat in the bathroom, why would I feed my baby in there?
I then tarnished my image even moreso by confessing to nursing while walking around the grocery store and shoe shopping at walmart in the middle of school shopping madness. All while not caring what anyone around me thought.
The final question was....would you go to a nurse-in and nurse? No, I can't says that I would. I'm not the militant type. I heard her breathe a small sigh of relief. I think I might have saved a bit of my image with that. lol