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Moms plan 'Nurse-In' to promote breastfeeding
Orange County Register ^ | August 26, 2010 | EUGENE W. FIELDS

Posted on 09/01/2010 10:51:17 AM PDT by Immerito

ORANGE – A challenge to a woman's right to breastfeed in a local store has prompted mothers to stage a "Nurse-In" on Saturday.

Rose Homme said she was shopping in Cost Plus World Market in The Village at Orange on Aug. 20 and about to leave when her 10-month-old son, Oliver, began to get fussy.

"As I began walking out, I started to feed him," Homme said.

An employee approached her and asked that she cover up or feed Oliver in the bathroom or outside the store.

"I told her that it's California state law that I can feed my child anywhere," Homme said. "Then she asked out of respect for myself and other customers for me to cover up."

Homme, 29, said the discussion quickly turned into a shouting match.

"I wasn't exposing any more than I would in a tank top," Homme said. "It wasn't obscene."

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: breastfeeding; california
In this particular case, why not wait until she had left the store, and then attend to him, if she had actually "began walking out" of the store?
1 posted on 09/01/2010 10:51:24 AM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito

Sexist pig alert: the ones who go topless are never the ones you want to see go topless.


2 posted on 09/01/2010 10:52:51 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: Immerito

What’s next, a breastfeeding mom’s wall calendar?

*ducks*


3 posted on 09/01/2010 10:54:09 AM PDT by library user
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To: Immerito
I get so sick of this argument. I fully understand breastfeeding a child, but it is still a breast and you should have enough respect for yourself and your children not to just flop it out in public. The woman couldn't have been 20 feet away from her vehicle where she could have comfortably fed her child without showing her boob to the world.

A breast doesn't magically turn into a bottle just because a baby is nearby - it is still a breast.

4 posted on 09/01/2010 10:56:25 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Personally, I don’t understand why women can’t go topless when it’s warm outside. I mean, I have the same things (up top anyway) as them. I have nipples and those little circles (aria’s?) too. But I don’t have to cover mine and they do? This really is some whacked out world we live in.


5 posted on 09/01/2010 11:01:05 AM PDT by library user
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
A breast doesn't magically turn into a bottle just because a baby is nearby - it is still a breast.

Actually the breast is the original baby bottle.

6 posted on 09/01/2010 11:02:49 AM PDT by mouser (Run the rats out its the only chance we have)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I agree with you. Unfortunately our culture has decoupled rights from responsibilities. In granting rights in a free society, there used to be an expectation the right would be exercised with tact, taste and equinimity. Today, with the in-your-face culture, rights are a license to abuse others. One has only to look at race relations, disabilities litigation, bikeriders groups, ad infinitum to see that people given an inch demand a mile more and more.


7 posted on 09/01/2010 11:05:03 AM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: library user

There are an increasing number of major cities that do not even permit adults to go see topless dancing anymore.

They have mandated pasties in Seattle, Houston, and elsewhere.

Yet gay pride parades permit open fornication along the parade routes.

Down is up.


8 posted on 09/01/2010 11:09:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Immerito

I do not understand this in your face breastfeeding. I am currently nursing my third child and have absolutely no desire whatsoever to whip it out in public and feed her. Women have nursed their babies for a long, long time but this need to do it in other people’s faces is a new phenomenon. How hard would it have been for this woman to have waited until she was in her vehicle? Everyone would have been more comfortable. Or why doesn’t she buy a BFing cloak? What do these women have against being discreet?


9 posted on 09/01/2010 11:13:37 AM PDT by KansasGirl (No, I do not proofread.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES ALLOWED”


10 posted on 09/01/2010 11:14:44 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: a fool in paradise

“NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES ALLOWED”


11 posted on 09/01/2010 11:14:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Immerito

Its not about breastfeeding, its about a bunch of whinny liberals who want to (1) show the world that they love their babies more than those hoorible women who use formula (2) that they have the right to do what they want (3) flash their boobs in public so that a man would look at them and (4) when they do, they can chastize them for being sexist pigs/perverts/etc.

I was in a Radio Shack once and a woman standing in the middle of the store, whipped out a boob and started feeding her baby right in front of the teenaged store clerk that she was talking to. Poor kid got so discombobulated and tried to look away, but she kept up the pressure. It was like a game to her. I see women breastfeeding in public more often than I would like. Some have the decency to go to a more private area and use discretion, others do not. The majority of those who seem to like to whip it out in front of the world all have the same look... think Obama voter...


12 posted on 09/01/2010 11:36:31 AM PDT by RayBob (If guns kill people, can I blame misspelled words on my keyboard?)
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To: Immerito

Its not about breastfeeding, its about a bunch of whinny liberals who want to (1) show the world that they love their babies more than those hoorible women who use formula (2) that they have the right to do what they want (3) flash their boobs in public so that a man would look at them and (4) when they do, they can chastize them for being sexist pigs/perverts/etc.

I was in a Radio Shack once and a woman standing in the middle of the store, whipped out a boob and started feeding her baby right in front of the teenaged store clerk that she was talking to. Poor kid got so discombobulated and tried to look away, but she kept up the pressure. It was like a game to her. I see women breastfeeding in public more often than I would like. Some have the decency to go to a more private area and use discretion, others do not. The majority of those who seem to like to whip it out in front of the world all have the same look... think Obama voter...


13 posted on 09/01/2010 11:36:44 AM PDT by RayBob (If guns kill people, can I blame misspelled words on my keyboard?)
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To: massgopguy

No shoes, no shirt, no service.


14 posted on 09/01/2010 11:36:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: KansasGirl

Exactly


15 posted on 09/01/2010 11:38:18 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: Immerito

Normal reasonable people can reach a compromise on this matter where the feeder is able to do so and the rights of the random passersby are respected.

Unfortunately, the screaming feminazis are not normal reasonable people and will not compromise in any way.


16 posted on 09/01/2010 11:40:18 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: RayBob

Very good description. All of the women I know who are the militant breast feeders are hard core liberal worshipers of the Goddess types


17 posted on 09/01/2010 11:42:13 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: Immerito

boingie-boingie-boingie

becomes:
boingie(slosh)-boingie(slosh)-boingie(slosh)


18 posted on 09/01/2010 11:46:58 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: RayBob

You got that right. I was at Babies R Us the other day and a woman was sitting cross-legged in the middle of the store feeding her baby. Babies R Us has specially designated Mother’s Rooms with couches and chairs for mothers to go to breastfeed in private. But no, she still had to sit in the middle of the store and bring attention to herself. I think that is what it is all about, HEY LOOK AT ME!!


19 posted on 09/01/2010 11:49:32 AM PDT by KansasGirl (No, I do not proofread.)
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To: Immerito

OK, I’ll be first. Pictures would be helpful! There, said it.


20 posted on 09/01/2010 11:52:10 AM PDT by bonnieblue4me (You can put lipstick on a donkey (or a dimrat), but it is still an ass!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; KansasGirl
The Way They Nurse (with apologies - or maybe not - to Barbra Streissssand)

Mammaries, from the corners of the store
Bulging and lactating mammaries of the way they nurse.
Cell phone pictures of the breasts they left exposed
breasts they showed to one another
for the way they nurse.
Can it be that they were all so arrogant
or were they just so misunderstood?
If they flopped them out for all the world to see
tell me who would, want to?

Mammaries, may be beautiful and yet
those too homely and obnoxious
are those who choose to project
So it's the heiphers we will remember
whenever we remember
the way they nurse.

21 posted on 09/01/2010 12:08:34 PM PDT by VRWCmember (Jesus called us to be Salt and Light, not Vinegar and Water.)
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To: VRWCmember

OMG that is hilarious! Did you write that?


22 posted on 09/01/2010 12:18:15 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Yes I did.


23 posted on 09/01/2010 12:34:50 PM PDT by VRWCmember (Jesus called us to be Salt and Light, not Vinegar and Water.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Copied the lyrics from “the way we were” to notepad and then just replaced words and lines here and there to keep the same rhythms, and formatted and copied and pasted and posted. An “original” parody composition just for this thread.


24 posted on 09/01/2010 12:37:13 PM PDT by VRWCmember (Jesus called us to be Salt and Light, not Vinegar and Water.)
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To: doug from upland

song parody ping


25 posted on 09/01/2010 12:39:11 PM PDT by VRWCmember (Jesus called us to be Salt and Light, not Vinegar and Water.)
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To: Immerito
posted seven minutes in the future.

the freep amazes.

26 posted on 09/01/2010 12:39:16 PM PDT by mmercier (thmetravel)
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To: Immerito
Ladies of Quality have wet nurses as they should obviously this has no Savior Fauior.
27 posted on 09/01/2010 12:51:53 PM PDT by Little Bill (`-)
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To: VRWCmember

Nicely done!!!


28 posted on 09/01/2010 1:51:21 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: Immerito

Life imitates a “Married With Children” episode.


29 posted on 09/01/2010 1:53:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: KansasGirl

I don’t get it either. I nursed my three kids, and I can’t imagine it being comfortable, convenient or efficient to be doing that while “walking out of a building”. Sounds like some dumb b@*&% trying to make a statement. The silly broad needs to catch a clue - she’s not the first to breast feed a baby. And the rest of us don’t care.


30 posted on 09/01/2010 1:56:43 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: Immerito

Oh boy a “look at MEEEE” protest. *eyeroll* No one is ever asked not to do that if they are being discreet. I think all ofthe men in the area should show up and take photos while they protest it might teach them a lesson.


31 posted on 09/01/2010 2:19:34 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

If they are disrupting and obviously making a scene, I whip out my camera phone and take a picture (not of the boob) just to make a point. I then explain to those I am with that people like the one I just took a picture of are only doing it to make themselves feel better.


32 posted on 09/01/2010 2:29:40 PM PDT by Dacula (So long and thanks for all fish.)
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To: mmercier

How could this have been posted seven minutes into the future????


33 posted on 09/01/2010 10:33:36 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: KansasGirl

I don’t understand it either; I know multiple women who are quite adept at breastfeeding discreetly.

I do know that women like this do not help the breastfeeding “cause”.


34 posted on 09/01/2010 10:36:04 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito
tis a frmystery.

last week when i noticed the freep was running ahead of the rest of the world it was four minutes.

we are accelerating.

35 posted on 09/02/2010 4:59:36 AM PDT by mmercier
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