Mums make stand over breastfeeding

Mums make stand over breastfeeding

Mums make stand over breastfeeding

First published in News

WITH VIDEO: Dozens of mothers besieged a Brighton store in a protest about breastfeeding.

About 25 mums and their babies took part in the campaign near the trainer section of the Sports Direct store in North Street Brighton yesterday – in response to a shopper who was forced to leave the Nottingham branch of the chain for feeding her three-month-old baby.

Mother to one-year-old Sebastian and Brighton breastfeeding support worker Stacie Madden organised yesterday’s flashmob after the sports shop allegedly refused to apologise for ejecting the young mother.

She said: “It’s not just for the mother in Nottingham and ourselves – it’s for the future generation, for our daughters to be able to breastfeed in public without fear and judgement.

“We want Sports Direct to apologise and retrain their staff.

“It’s important to raise awareness of women’s rights to feed in public and make people realise breastfeeding is normal and natural.”

Last night a Sports Direct spokeswoman said the company was not commenting on the incident in Nottingham or the flashmobs.

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10:16am Wed 7 May 14

Quiterie says...

I know these women will have their knockers, but good for them I say!
I know these women will have their knockers, but good for them I say! Quiterie
  • Score: 1

10:44am Wed 7 May 14

spa301 says...

Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.
Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever. spa301
  • Score: -29

10:50am Wed 7 May 14

Andy R says...

spa301 wrote:
Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.
You think breastfeeding is sex....?




Wow....
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.[/p][/quote]You think breastfeeding is sex....? Wow.... Andy R
  • Score: 48

11:01am Wed 7 May 14

gheese77 says...

spa301 wrote:
Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.
Its just a shame that your parents couldn't control their libido that one time about 9 months before you were born.
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.[/p][/quote]Its just a shame that your parents couldn't control their libido that one time about 9 months before you were born. gheese77
  • Score: 25

11:05am Wed 7 May 14

Fight_Back says...

spa301 wrote:
Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.
How is sex in anyway similar to feeding a hungry baby ? Weirdo !
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.[/p][/quote]How is sex in anyway similar to feeding a hungry baby ? Weirdo ! Fight_Back
  • Score: 41

11:06am Wed 7 May 14

Artificial says...

spa301 wrote:
Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.
Breastfeeding is more akin to eating a bag of crisps or a chocolate bar in the street or while you're shopping.

Babies don't feed to a timetable. I bet you complain about screaming babies but you know what, if they're fed then wow, the crying stops.

Sometimes your baby needs a feed when you're not able to sit in a coffee shop or cafe, but then some people don't like that either.

From the tone of your statement I assume you think all women should be at home and barefoot in the kitchen.

Feeding a baby in the normal way doesn't harm anyone. It used to be considered normal but now nipples belong on page three and in lads mags rather than performing the natural function.
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.[/p][/quote]Breastfeeding is more akin to eating a bag of crisps or a chocolate bar in the street or while you're shopping. Babies don't feed to a timetable. I bet you complain about screaming babies but you know what, if they're fed then wow, the crying stops. Sometimes your baby needs a feed when you're not able to sit in a coffee shop or cafe, but then some people don't like that either. From the tone of your statement I assume you think all women should be at home and barefoot in the kitchen. Feeding a baby in the normal way doesn't harm anyone. It used to be considered normal but now nipples belong on page three and in lads mags rather than performing the natural function. Artificial
  • Score: 31

11:15am Wed 7 May 14

spa301 says...

wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead!
nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?
wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead! nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh? spa301
  • Score: -22

11:19am Wed 7 May 14

The Real Phil says...

Good on the mums!. But what about following up the protest with an online campaign to boycott all of the stores until the apology is given?
Good on the mums!. But what about following up the protest with an online campaign to boycott all of the stores until the apology is given? The Real Phil
  • Score: 9

11:40am Wed 7 May 14

JamesDThomson says...

spa301 wrote:
wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead!
nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?
You trolled, you received the desired insults, all according to your plan. Why act surprised?

Of course you weren't sincere in your own original comment. Nobody is that stupid! A couple of logical fallacies followed by a childish insult. The icing on the cake was your mistaken use of 'prodigy' when you meant to say 'progeny'. Oh sure, you could pretend you intended to use prodigy, but you and I both know that would be a lie.

I urge you to find a more productive outlet for your frustration at your own miserable existence. There's more to life than winding up strangers you know.
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead! nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?[/p][/quote]You trolled, you received the desired insults, all according to your plan. Why act surprised? Of course you weren't sincere in your own original comment. Nobody is that stupid! A couple of logical fallacies followed by a childish insult. The icing on the cake was your mistaken use of 'prodigy' when you meant to say 'progeny'. Oh sure, you could pretend you intended to use prodigy, but you and I both know that would be a lie. I urge you to find a more productive outlet for your frustration at your own miserable existence. There's more to life than winding up strangers you know. JamesDThomson
  • Score: 15

11:49am Wed 7 May 14

spa301 says...

JamesDThomson wrote:
spa301 wrote:
wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead!
nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?
You trolled, you received the desired insults, all according to your plan. Why act surprised?

Of course you weren't sincere in your own original comment. Nobody is that stupid! A couple of logical fallacies followed by a childish insult. The icing on the cake was your mistaken use of 'prodigy' when you meant to say 'progeny'. Oh sure, you could pretend you intended to use prodigy, but you and I both know that would be a lie.

I urge you to find a more productive outlet for your frustration at your own miserable existence. There's more to life than winding up strangers you know.
Thanks James that certainly told me didn't it! I shall now slink away with my tail between my legs, an outcast and a leper, verbally slayed by the mothers brigade. Oh the shame........
[quote][p][bold]JamesDThomson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead! nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?[/p][/quote]You trolled, you received the desired insults, all according to your plan. Why act surprised? Of course you weren't sincere in your own original comment. Nobody is that stupid! A couple of logical fallacies followed by a childish insult. The icing on the cake was your mistaken use of 'prodigy' when you meant to say 'progeny'. Oh sure, you could pretend you intended to use prodigy, but you and I both know that would be a lie. I urge you to find a more productive outlet for your frustration at your own miserable existence. There's more to life than winding up strangers you know.[/p][/quote]Thanks James that certainly told me didn't it! I shall now slink away with my tail between my legs, an outcast and a leper, verbally slayed by the mothers brigade. Oh the shame........ spa301
  • Score: -8

12:13pm Wed 7 May 14

Artificial says...

Artificial wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.
Breastfeeding is more akin to eating a bag of crisps or a chocolate bar in the street or while you're shopping.

Babies don't feed to a timetable. I bet you complain about screaming babies but you know what, if they're fed then wow, the crying stops.

Sometimes your baby needs a feed when you're not able to sit in a coffee shop or cafe, but then some people don't like that either.

From the tone of your statement I assume you think all women should be at home and barefoot in the kitchen.

Feeding a baby in the normal way doesn't harm anyone. It used to be considered normal but now nipples belong on page three and in lads mags rather than performing the natural function.
There is a campaign called Free to Feed.
[quote][p][bold]Artificial[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.[/p][/quote]Breastfeeding is more akin to eating a bag of crisps or a chocolate bar in the street or while you're shopping. Babies don't feed to a timetable. I bet you complain about screaming babies but you know what, if they're fed then wow, the crying stops. Sometimes your baby needs a feed when you're not able to sit in a coffee shop or cafe, but then some people don't like that either. From the tone of your statement I assume you think all women should be at home and barefoot in the kitchen. Feeding a baby in the normal way doesn't harm anyone. It used to be considered normal but now nipples belong on page three and in lads mags rather than performing the natural function.[/p][/quote]There is a campaign called Free to Feed. Artificial
  • Score: 0

12:52pm Wed 7 May 14

Cave Johnson says...

It wasn't in public but on private property. Surely a shop can eject anyone even for no reason at all? In't it their legal right?
It wasn't in public but on private property. Surely a shop can eject anyone even for no reason at all? In't it their legal right? Cave Johnson
  • Score: 6

1:08pm Wed 7 May 14

coffeebreak says...

spa301 wrote:
wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead!
nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?
What did your mother ever do to you to make you so disdainful of mothers? I know that creeps like you would rather mothers stayed at home, or hid in public toilets, to breastfeed their babies. I know that you're probably so insecure that you can't bear the idea of women fighting back and supporting a young mother who has been treated so apallingly. A world where women stand up for themselves and aren't shamed into submission is a world where you are even more inadequate.Deep down, you know that you are living in a time that is evolving beyond the limits of your narrow mind. You are part of a breed that will be extinct soon, so get your kicks out of trolling behind your computer screen. I pity you.
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead! nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?[/p][/quote]What did your mother ever do to you to make you so disdainful of mothers? I know that creeps like you would rather mothers stayed at home, or hid in public toilets, to breastfeed their babies. I know that you're probably so insecure that you can't bear the idea of women fighting back and supporting a young mother who has been treated so apallingly. A world where women stand up for themselves and aren't shamed into submission is a world where you are even more inadequate.Deep down, you know that you are living in a time that is evolving beyond the limits of your narrow mind. You are part of a breed that will be extinct soon, so get your kicks out of trolling behind your computer screen. I pity you. coffeebreak
  • Score: -4

1:24pm Wed 7 May 14

Cyril Bolleaux says...

coffeebreak wrote:
spa301 wrote: wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead! nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?
What did your mother ever do to you to make you so disdainful of mothers? I know that creeps like you would rather mothers stayed at home, or hid in public toilets, to breastfeed their babies. I know that you're probably so insecure that you can't bear the idea of women fighting back and supporting a young mother who has been treated so apallingly. A world where women stand up for themselves and aren't shamed into submission is a world where you are even more inadequate.Deep down, you know that you are living in a time that is evolving beyond the limits of your narrow mind. You are part of a breed that will be extinct soon, so get your kicks out of trolling behind your computer screen. I pity you.
Calm down dear.
[quote][p][bold]coffeebreak[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead! nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?[/p][/quote]What did your mother ever do to you to make you so disdainful of mothers? I know that creeps like you would rather mothers stayed at home, or hid in public toilets, to breastfeed their babies. I know that you're probably so insecure that you can't bear the idea of women fighting back and supporting a young mother who has been treated so apallingly. A world where women stand up for themselves and aren't shamed into submission is a world where you are even more inadequate.Deep down, you know that you are living in a time that is evolving beyond the limits of your narrow mind. You are part of a breed that will be extinct soon, so get your kicks out of trolling behind your computer screen. I pity you.[/p][/quote]Calm down dear. Cyril Bolleaux
  • Score: -7

1:25pm Wed 7 May 14

mimseycal says...

Cave Johnson wrote:
It wasn't in public but on private property. Surely a shop can eject anyone even for no reason at all? In't it their legal right?
And members of the public have the right to consign a shop to the hintermost. I'll certainly won't be setting foot in there until they a) apologise and b) retrain their staff.
[quote][p][bold]Cave Johnson[/bold] wrote: It wasn't in public but on private property. Surely a shop can eject anyone even for no reason at all? In't it their legal right?[/p][/quote]And members of the public have the right to consign a shop to the hintermost. I'll certainly won't be setting foot in there until they a) apologise and b) retrain their staff. mimseycal
  • Score: -1

1:51pm Wed 7 May 14

coffeebreak says...

Cyril Bolleaux wrote:
coffeebreak wrote:
spa301 wrote: wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead! nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?
What did your mother ever do to you to make you so disdainful of mothers? I know that creeps like you would rather mothers stayed at home, or hid in public toilets, to breastfeed their babies. I know that you're probably so insecure that you can't bear the idea of women fighting back and supporting a young mother who has been treated so apallingly. A world where women stand up for themselves and aren't shamed into submission is a world where you are even more inadequate.Deep down, you know that you are living in a time that is evolving beyond the limits of your narrow mind. You are part of a breed that will be extinct soon, so get your kicks out of trolling behind your computer screen. I pity you.
Calm down dear.
Learn to punctuate, dear.
[quote][p][bold]Cyril Bolleaux[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coffeebreak[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead! nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?[/p][/quote]What did your mother ever do to you to make you so disdainful of mothers? I know that creeps like you would rather mothers stayed at home, or hid in public toilets, to breastfeed their babies. I know that you're probably so insecure that you can't bear the idea of women fighting back and supporting a young mother who has been treated so apallingly. A world where women stand up for themselves and aren't shamed into submission is a world where you are even more inadequate.Deep down, you know that you are living in a time that is evolving beyond the limits of your narrow mind. You are part of a breed that will be extinct soon, so get your kicks out of trolling behind your computer screen. I pity you.[/p][/quote]Calm down dear.[/p][/quote]Learn to punctuate, dear. coffeebreak
  • Score: 5

2:14pm Wed 7 May 14

spa301 says...

coffeebreak wrote:
spa301 wrote:
wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead!
nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?
What did your mother ever do to you to make you so disdainful of mothers? I know that creeps like you would rather mothers stayed at home, or hid in public toilets, to breastfeed their babies. I know that you're probably so insecure that you can't bear the idea of women fighting back and supporting a young mother who has been treated so apallingly. A world where women stand up for themselves and aren't shamed into submission is a world where you are even more inadequate.Deep down, you know that you are living in a time that is evolving beyond the limits of your narrow mind. You are part of a breed that will be extinct soon, so get your kicks out of trolling behind your computer screen. I pity you.
Loved your comment.... made it all worthwhile. Bit stressed today are you? Kids playing up?
[quote][p][bold]coffeebreak[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead! nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?[/p][/quote]What did your mother ever do to you to make you so disdainful of mothers? I know that creeps like you would rather mothers stayed at home, or hid in public toilets, to breastfeed their babies. I know that you're probably so insecure that you can't bear the idea of women fighting back and supporting a young mother who has been treated so apallingly. A world where women stand up for themselves and aren't shamed into submission is a world where you are even more inadequate.Deep down, you know that you are living in a time that is evolving beyond the limits of your narrow mind. You are part of a breed that will be extinct soon, so get your kicks out of trolling behind your computer screen. I pity you.[/p][/quote]Loved your comment.... made it all worthwhile. Bit stressed today are you? Kids playing up? spa301
  • Score: -2

2:20pm Wed 7 May 14

wippasnapper says...

Why should mothers be forced to feed there children with un- natural milk and lets be medically correct hear it is better for the child to be feed by its mothers milk as it has all the benefits thale need in like – maybe the staff of Sports direct was feed on bottle milk and maybe they wet there pants as children.
Why should mothers be forced to feed there children with un- natural milk and lets be medically correct hear it is better for the child to be feed by its mothers milk as it has all the benefits thale need in like – maybe the staff of Sports direct was feed on bottle milk and maybe they wet there pants as children. wippasnapper
  • Score: -12

4:13pm Wed 7 May 14

boo2005 says...

spa301 wrote:
Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.
I totally agree with you, it didn't happen in the past and I sure as hell do want to have to experience it now!!!
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with you, it didn't happen in the past and I sure as hell do want to have to experience it now!!! boo2005
  • Score: 0

4:39pm Wed 7 May 14

greenguage44 says...

Andy R wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.
You think breastfeeding is sex....?




Wow....
My guess is that Spa301 left out the word 'also' between is and natural but don't let that stop you from your usual witty comments!
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.[/p][/quote]You think breastfeeding is sex....? Wow....[/p][/quote]My guess is that Spa301 left out the word 'also' between is and natural but don't let that stop you from your usual witty comments! greenguage44
  • Score: 2

5:27pm Wed 7 May 14

hoveguyactually says...

Why can't I have a pee in public? That is just as natural. I bet the mothers would be the first to complain.
Why can't I have a pee in public? That is just as natural. I bet the mothers would be the first to complain. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 3

5:31pm Wed 7 May 14

west hove says...

Brings to mind the Steve Coogan character the travelling salesman Gareth Cheeseman who during a powerpoint presentation spots a woman in the audience breastfeeding and asks "Is that just for junior or can we all have some?"
Brings to mind the Steve Coogan character the travelling salesman Gareth Cheeseman who during a powerpoint presentation spots a woman in the audience breastfeeding and asks "Is that just for junior or can we all have some?" west hove
  • Score: 5

5:32pm Wed 7 May 14

HJarrs says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Why can't I have a pee in public? That is just as natural. I bet the mothers would be the first to complain.
Do you drink it?
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Why can't I have a pee in public? That is just as natural. I bet the mothers would be the first to complain.[/p][/quote]Do you drink it? HJarrs
  • Score: 7

6:15pm Wed 7 May 14

hoveguyactually says...

Actually anything is preferable to Sharia law, with its enforcement of the covering up of women.
Actually anything is preferable to Sharia law, with its enforcement of the covering up of women. hoveguyactually
  • Score: -4

6:39pm Wed 7 May 14

domfor says...

Feeding your child is a perfectly natural thing to do but I did notice when my daughter was a little younger how hostile some people could be to the presence of babies. I was walking home with her one evening and she needed a feed so I popped into a pub, bought a soft drink and sat down to feed her. The barmaid promptly came over and told me that I would have to leave even though the place was pretty much empty and I said it was just so she could drink something.

If this is how one place behaves to a Dad feeding a child with a bottle it is no surprise that happens when a mother tries to do something perfectly natural.
Feeding your child is a perfectly natural thing to do but I did notice when my daughter was a little younger how hostile some people could be to the presence of babies. I was walking home with her one evening and she needed a feed so I popped into a pub, bought a soft drink and sat down to feed her. The barmaid promptly came over and told me that I would have to leave even though the place was pretty much empty and I said it was just so she could drink something. If this is how one place behaves to a Dad feeding a child with a bottle it is no surprise that happens when a mother tries to do something perfectly natural. domfor
  • Score: 5

7:12pm Wed 7 May 14

HelloBton says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Why can't I have a pee in public? That is just as natural. I bet the mothers would be the first to complain.
I'm pretty sure everyone would complain if someone urinated in the middle of a shop.

Urine is a staining, foul-smelling waste product of the body. That's why we flush it into the sewer system. Comparing it with breastfeeding - an act where a nutritious substance passes directly from the mother to the child with no mess, smell, etc. is like comparing apples and oranges. Yes, they are both natural processes, but use a little common sense here.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Why can't I have a pee in public? That is just as natural. I bet the mothers would be the first to complain.[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure everyone would complain if someone urinated in the middle of a shop. Urine is a staining, foul-smelling waste product of the body. That's why we flush it into the sewer system. Comparing it with breastfeeding - an act where a nutritious substance passes directly from the mother to the child with no mess, smell, etc. is like comparing apples and oranges. Yes, they are both natural processes, but use a little common sense here. HelloBton
  • Score: 9

8:53pm Wed 7 May 14

claremoss says...

spa301 wrote:
Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.
we are just feeding our children!
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.[/p][/quote]we are just feeding our children! claremoss
  • Score: 7

9:17pm Wed 7 May 14

coffeebreak says...

spa301 wrote:
coffeebreak wrote:
spa301 wrote:
wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead!
nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?
What did your mother ever do to you to make you so disdainful of mothers? I know that creeps like you would rather mothers stayed at home, or hid in public toilets, to breastfeed their babies. I know that you're probably so insecure that you can't bear the idea of women fighting back and supporting a young mother who has been treated so apallingly. A world where women stand up for themselves and aren't shamed into submission is a world where you are even more inadequate.Deep down, you know that you are living in a time that is evolving beyond the limits of your narrow mind. You are part of a breed that will be extinct soon, so get your kicks out of trolling behind your computer screen. I pity you.
Loved your comment.... made it all worthwhile. Bit stressed today are you? Kids playing up?
Actually no, but you can keep telling yourself that if you need to.
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coffeebreak[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: wow what a load of insults in such a short time.....one even wished me dead! nothing so funny as mothers scorned eh?[/p][/quote]What did your mother ever do to you to make you so disdainful of mothers? I know that creeps like you would rather mothers stayed at home, or hid in public toilets, to breastfeed their babies. I know that you're probably so insecure that you can't bear the idea of women fighting back and supporting a young mother who has been treated so apallingly. A world where women stand up for themselves and aren't shamed into submission is a world where you are even more inadequate.Deep down, you know that you are living in a time that is evolving beyond the limits of your narrow mind. You are part of a breed that will be extinct soon, so get your kicks out of trolling behind your computer screen. I pity you.[/p][/quote]Loved your comment.... made it all worthwhile. Bit stressed today are you? Kids playing up?[/p][/quote]Actually no, but you can keep telling yourself that if you need to. coffeebreak
  • Score: 4

9:41pm Wed 7 May 14

SimonS says...

I don't get the whole breastfeeding hysteria. Most mothers are discreet about it, and if there's a baby's head in the way, you don't see anything anyway. Also stunned to see people excusing their ignorance about breast feeding by comparing it to public urination and sex.

For the record I am not a mother and have no kids.
I don't get the whole breastfeeding hysteria. Most mothers are discreet about it, and if there's a baby's head in the way, you don't see anything anyway. Also stunned to see people excusing their ignorance about breast feeding by comparing it to public urination and sex. For the record I am not a mother and have no kids. SimonS
  • Score: 5

9:45pm Wed 7 May 14

Sussex jim says...

As a normal family man I have experienced both my sister and daughter exposing a nipple in order to feed a baby. One just looks away as quickly as possible; the same if a mother was breastfeeding in a pub or on a bus.
If a woman is topless on Brighton beach, then as a red-blooded Sussex man a quick DISCREET swivel of the eyeballs is permissible! Or a look at page 3...
As a normal family man I have experienced both my sister and daughter exposing a nipple in order to feed a baby. One just looks away as quickly as possible; the same if a mother was breastfeeding in a pub or on a bus. If a woman is topless on Brighton beach, then as a red-blooded Sussex man a quick DISCREET swivel of the eyeballs is permissible! Or a look at page 3... Sussex jim
  • Score: 3

9:47pm Wed 7 May 14

nickip says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Why can't I have a pee in public? That is just as natural. I bet the mothers would be the first to complain.
How can you compare peeing in public to breast feeding? Did you not go to school and learn about infectious diseases and sanitation? Its not even remotely comparable.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Why can't I have a pee in public? That is just as natural. I bet the mothers would be the first to complain.[/p][/quote]How can you compare peeing in public to breast feeding? Did you not go to school and learn about infectious diseases and sanitation? Its not even remotely comparable. nickip
  • Score: 3

10:10pm Wed 7 May 14

Morpheus says...

My mother would have died of shane if she had to feed me in public. I don't know what she did and she isn't around to ask. One thing is certain and I did not starve.
My mother would have died of shane if she had to feed me in public. I don't know what she did and she isn't around to ask. One thing is certain and I did not starve. Morpheus
  • Score: -2

11:57pm Wed 7 May 14

CathyBFC says...

Cave Johnson wrote:
It wasn't in public but on private property. Surely a shop can eject anyone even for no reason at all? In't it their legal right?
No, it isn't their legal right, since the Equality Act (2010) was passed. The new Equality Act says that it is sex discrimination to treat a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding. It applies to anyone providing services, benefits, facilities and premises to the public, public bodies, further and higher education bodies and association. Service providers include most organisations that deal directly with the public. Service providers must not discriminate, harass or victimise a woman
because she is breastfeeding. Discrimination includes refusing to provide a service, providing a lower standard of service or providing a service on different terms. Therefore, a cafe owner cannot ask
you to stop breastfeeding or refuse to serve you.
For more information see http://www.maternity
action.org.uk/sitebu
ildercontent/sitebui
lderfiles/breastfeed
ingpublicplace.pdf
Ejecting a breastfeeding mother, or even making her feel uncomfortable, is against the law.
[quote][p][bold]Cave Johnson[/bold] wrote: It wasn't in public but on private property. Surely a shop can eject anyone even for no reason at all? In't it their legal right?[/p][/quote]No, it isn't their legal right, since the Equality Act (2010) was passed. The new Equality Act says that it is sex discrimination to treat a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding. It applies to anyone providing services, benefits, facilities and premises to the public, public bodies, further and higher education bodies and association. Service providers include most organisations that deal directly with the public. Service providers must not discriminate, harass or victimise a woman because she is breastfeeding. Discrimination includes refusing to provide a service, providing a lower standard of service or providing a service on different terms. Therefore, a cafe owner cannot ask you to stop breastfeeding or refuse to serve you. For more information see http://www.maternity action.org.uk/sitebu ildercontent/sitebui lderfiles/breastfeed ingpublicplace.pdf Ejecting a breastfeeding mother, or even making her feel uncomfortable, is against the law. CathyBFC
  • Score: 8

11:00am Thu 8 May 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

It's completely ridiculous comparing feeding a baby to urinating or having sex. I honestly wonder if some people have ever had a biology lesson. That is the whole purpose of breasts! And I'm not a mother, but I would prefer a baby be fed ASAP, rather than listen to it scream the place down.
It's completely ridiculous comparing feeding a baby to urinating or having sex. I honestly wonder if some people have ever had a biology lesson. That is the whole purpose of breasts! And I'm not a mother, but I would prefer a baby be fed ASAP, rather than listen to it scream the place down. thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: 1

4:43pm Fri 9 May 14

sussexram40 says...

As far as I'm concerned its totally inappropriate for a woman to get her breasts out in a public place . It makes people uncomfortable and not know where to look. It's not appropriate in a high street shop and embarrassing for many people. If women want to breast feed then they should plan their day around it and not expect to expose members of the public to it at will.
It never happened to in the past and all my generation are fine.
It's all part of the lowering of standards in society and this mentality that people have of thinking they can do what they like where they like.
Masturbation and defecating are natural acts. We don't want personal behaviours in the public eye.
As far as I'm concerned its totally inappropriate for a woman to get her breasts out in a public place . It makes people uncomfortable and not know where to look. It's not appropriate in a high street shop and embarrassing for many people. If women want to breast feed then they should plan their day around it and not expect to expose members of the public to it at will. It never happened to in the past and all my generation are fine. It's all part of the lowering of standards in society and this mentality that people have of thinking they can do what they like where they like. Masturbation and defecating are natural acts. We don't want personal behaviours in the public eye. sussexram40
  • Score: -2

8:48pm Fri 9 May 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

sussexram40 wrote:
As far as I'm concerned its totally inappropriate for a woman to get her breasts out in a public place . It makes people uncomfortable and not know where to look. It's not appropriate in a high street shop and embarrassing for many people. If women want to breast feed then they should plan their day around it and not expect to expose members of the public to it at will.
It never happened to in the past and all my generation are fine.
It's all part of the lowering of standards in society and this mentality that people have of thinking they can do what they like where they like.
Masturbation and defecating are natural acts. We don't want personal behaviours in the public eye.
Women who breastfeed are very discreet and usually cover with a scarf , unless they are at home or with friends. They don't just expose their breasts to all and sundry.

Would you get offended if someone had The Sun newspaper open at page 3 in a public place? Or is that ok, but using breasts for their actual biological purpose is offensive? You suckled a boob or two yourself as a baby, I'm willing to bet.

It's bizarre. Look around at all the breasts on tv, in the papers, in magazines, on the internet. Yet a baby having the best possible food it can have - that's disgusting!
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: As far as I'm concerned its totally inappropriate for a woman to get her breasts out in a public place . It makes people uncomfortable and not know where to look. It's not appropriate in a high street shop and embarrassing for many people. If women want to breast feed then they should plan their day around it and not expect to expose members of the public to it at will. It never happened to in the past and all my generation are fine. It's all part of the lowering of standards in society and this mentality that people have of thinking they can do what they like where they like. Masturbation and defecating are natural acts. We don't want personal behaviours in the public eye.[/p][/quote]Women who breastfeed are very discreet and usually cover with a scarf , unless they are at home or with friends. They don't just expose their breasts to all and sundry. Would you get offended if someone had The Sun newspaper open at page 3 in a public place? Or is that ok, but using breasts for their actual biological purpose is offensive? You suckled a boob or two yourself as a baby, I'm willing to bet. It's bizarre. Look around at all the breasts on tv, in the papers, in magazines, on the internet. Yet a baby having the best possible food it can have - that's disgusting! thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: 1

12:36pm Wed 14 May 14

Mr chock says...

spa301 wrote:
Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.
well this is interesting .. sex is normal ... and 9 months later a baby turns up ... Spa301 it reminds me of rabbits and rats .. control yourself and babies don't turn up every time .WHO is using real nappies .. real nappies? ... You can contact them through their email at info@brightonclothbo
ts.co.uk.
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Sex is normal and natural but we don't expect to see people at it on the high street. Many mothers seem to assume they have a god given right to do what they like when they like, pushing their prams about in crowds like extras from Ben Hur, expecting all and sundry to clear a path for them and their prodigy. So you had sex and 9 months later a baby, well done, how unusual and clever.[/p][/quote]well this is interesting .. sex is normal ... and 9 months later a baby turns up ... Spa301 it reminds me of rabbits and rats .. control yourself and babies don't turn up every time .WHO is using real nappies .. real nappies? ... You can contact them through their email at info@brightonclothbo ts.co.uk. Mr chock
  • Score: 0

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