Bianca- your right its whatever suits you right now. I hope you didn’t think I was being critical, its just not something I’d consider doing purely because of the logistics of it but also because I personally wouldn’t want to eat in the bathroom. A breastfeeding lady in our local town not too long ago was asked in a cafe to breastfeed her baby in the toilets. There was absolute outrage. I know your situation is different in that you are making the choice to feed there and for other reasons than would have been in said cafe, its just not something that sits comfortably with me and in terms of ec, something I’d never heard of being done before!! That all said and done, it is not my place to express my opinion on the matter, I guess I was just taken aback reading your response as for me that wouldn’t have been an option. So I do appologise if I’ve said more than neccessary. X
Oh Gem, no worries; I didn’t get offended at all. It shows that the written word on a forum has limited bandwidth for fully explaining something. The way we do EC is not something I planned before, we keep on refining it to suit our current needs. And I pretty much go after what Toby feels like doing. We don’t do anything forced; if in any moment I notice that Toby is not confortable, I would stop immediately. Yeah, I see your point about eating in toilets; haven’t thought about that; that’s a good point.
Yes, it’s an outrage what happened to that lady. That’s why I carry with me the document you can see in the link below. And it’s an outrage it even has to be a law to say we’re allowed to breastfeed in public no matter the age of the child:
Come to think about feeding in toilets, well, one of the best facilites in our town for changing the babies has toilets and also feeding area; I guess, not quite the same, but still; some people deal with poo there, and others are feeding. Need to think about it. I haven’t used the facility myself (didn’t need to change Toby in town yet). As about breastfeeding, well, I refuse to go in any designated areas to do that. I just do it wherever I happen to be when Toby is hungry. The other day, we were in John Lewis, and as I was browsing to find some stuff I needed, Toby was happily breastfeeding in the sling. And actually, that’s the place that has the nicest facilities for changing and also breastfeeding, but didn’t want to go there to feed. And Toby didn’t need a change as he just been changed a bit earlier at the Attachment Parenting group.
Hugs and kisses, Bianca and Toby