Carey Hart Tweets picture of Pink breastfeeding in a restaurant.

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Carey Hart went out to dinner with his wife, Pink, the other night, and he shared a picture of her nursing their daughter, Willow, at the dinner table. He wrote “@pink Willz and i out to dinner in Paris. Looks like willow is having the best meal!”

This isn’t the first time Pink has shared breastfeeding pictures. Back in June she shared this picture on Instagram.

What do you think about breastfeeding in a restaurant – at the table?

 

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 7:07am
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November 30th, 2012 at 8:23 am

I don’t have children so most people would say I shouldn’t be commenting. Oh well.

I don’t understand why people need to breastfeed in public. You can pump and bring bottles with you. I don’t think it is gross, I just don’t think it is necessary.

I totally understand why people breastfeed, I just think it needs to be a private thing. There are other options available to you while you are in public and you can use your boob in private.

November 30th, 2012 at 8:24 am

Oh and I also think that you need to stop breastfeeding at a certain age. Maybe 6-8 months. People who are breastfeeding toddlers are very disturbing.

November 30th, 2012 at 8:29 am

Breastfeeding is a wonderfully, natural thing. Just be discreet about it, which I believe Pink is doing. Bravo to mom’s who care for their kids on their timetable and not on some sort of schedule.

November 30th, 2012 at 8:44 am

It’s fine as long as you cover up and do it discreetly

November 30th, 2012 at 9:25 am

Perfectly fine. I agree with the word “discreet.” I also think you should be respectful to yourself. I was at a booth conference one time and one of the vendors literally just pulled up her sweater, bared her boobs for several minutes and then brought her daughter to latch one. I was like, public breastfeeding is fine, but is *that* really necessary?

November 30th, 2012 at 9:25 am

I was in the Pearl though, so , go figure.

November 30th, 2012 at 10:01 am

hy! i don’t have children either but i think breastfeeding is the most obvious and natural way to feed a baby. now i agree with the discreet-way-thing (it is to feed your baby and not to show off right?) but i don’t see the point of using bottles or other artefacts in public; if a woman has the chance to have milk so go for it; i mean the breast is the natural bottle, no supplemental things to carry around, milk safe and at right temperature :-) it’s the best and easiest way; i don’t realize when people started to get annoyed or even shocked by this. no offense meant, just my opinion :-)

November 30th, 2012 at 10:15 am

i think in paris no one would care-nudity isn’t seen as something to be ashamed about as it is in the U.S. where most religions are shame based

November 30th, 2012 at 10:32 am

I agree that one should be discreet. But, breastfeeding and pumping/dealing with bottles/keeping bottles cold and then warming them are very different things. Also, a mom might think that her baby won’t need to nurse and then BLAM, baby is hungry. Sorry, but only someone without kids would think that pumping and bottle feeding is as simple as nursing.

Also, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that babies breastfeed exclusively for six months, and then supplementally for AT LEAST a year. When breastfeeding is one’s only food option for their child, and even later still a very important part of their nutrition, it only makes sense that they’d be allowed to eat when they’re hungry, in a restaurant or not.

Lastly, I agree with Meg — it is really only in the U.S. and supremely suppressed countries where public breastfeeding is even a thing. I think it’s stupid that Victoria’s Secret is allowed to have story-tall pictures of women in lingerie, yet a mom discreetly feeding her baby (in an establishment created for eating, I might add) is a topic of debate. (Not the “discreetly”. I don’t think boobs need to be hanging out, but there are a million ways for a mom to feed her baby without flashing everyone.)

November 30th, 2012 at 10:54 am

I say educate yourself before commenting. It’s how you learn.

Extended breastfeeding (within reason) is extremely healthy for children. This isn’t up for debate, it’s proven. In most cases, children ween when nature intended them to do so. Obviously, there are some exceptions and I disagree with breastfeeding school aged children.

As for breastfeeding in public, I’m all for it as long as it is discreet. Recently a woman breastfed her baby in the waiting area at a car dealership, but she covered up and was tasteful. It didn’t stop a man from jumping up and running away.. (haha) but as a previous poster said, if it was a VS model in skimpy lingerie, he would not have been uncomfortable.

November 30th, 2012 at 11:08 am

Stop breastfeeding at 6-8 months?! Do you take your babe off formula at that age? Breastfeeding is the ONLY perfect food. There is absolutely nothing gross about it. You are showing your ignorance with that comment. I am PROUD to say that my daughter has never had formula, and that we are still going strong at 7 months EBF, despite the fact that she has 7 teeth! If you think anything is disturbing about that, then YOU have the problem.

November 30th, 2012 at 11:45 am

First; not all babies Will take a bottle. Should The moms stay home?? ( and u Will have 2 year olds not knowing how to behave in restaurants.. Enjoy that) Second; so f***** what?? It is FEEDING and infant, and if someone thinks that is gross you are basically dumb. I live in europe, and The American view ón breastfeeding is sometimes depressing… Sorry, not angry, more upset people see it as a problem

November 30th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Breastfeeding in pubic is disturbing. Kind of grosses me out, to be honest. I understand its “natural”, but so is pooping and peeing-and we do that privately. So yeah, keep it out of the publics eye. thank you!

November 30th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

HollywoodFan, if you’re going to compare bowel movements and urine to breast milk (which can actually FIGHT cancer), then YOU’RE disturbing.

November 30th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

lol, whoa! Somebody is getting all hot and bothered. There are plenty of other things that fight cancer, so it’s not an excuse. Basically, do it in private and everything will be ok

November 30th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I nurse in public, PROUDLY, and I’ve gotten nothing but positive comments. My POINT is that one cannot count THOSE bodily functions to nourishing a child. If you’re allowed to eat in public, so is my daughter. End of story.

November 30th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

If we were in the restaurant I would be the first one to complain to the owner, and they would politely ask you to move to another table. Maybe you should “proudly” do so somewhere else. Since you pointed out that this is “natural”, those other bodily functions are too, and it doesn’t make it any better-sorry to burst your bubble, sweetie.

November 30th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Well, I hate to burst YOUR bubble, but 47 states give mothers breastfeeding rights, meaning if a mother and her baby are allowed to be there, then she is allowed to nurse her child. Therefore, if you complained, nothing would happen. Once again, I state, if you compare fecal matter to nourishing a child, then you’re ignorant.

November 30th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Also, YOU are the one who pointed out the natural thing. I’m curious as to what you think mothers did before formula was invented? They breastfed. Or hired wet nurses to do so for them. You really aren’t that bright are you, sugar?

November 30th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I have complained plenty of times, and the tables were moved. So I don’t know what world you are living in. Because it’s inappropriate to pop out a titty in the middle of a restaurant. I can do the same, but mines will be nice and perky and not with the nipples size of Alaska.

November 30th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I live in Louisiana, and that will never happen here bc…helllllo lawsuit! YOU can move if you’re uncomfortable, but I would refuse to do so.

You’re SO ignorant. Nursing a baby is not “popping out a titty,” nor does it mean your breasts are droopy with large nipples, although that can be the case as not all breasts are the same. Some of us ladies with smaller breasts are lucky enough to keep our perkiness. It’s so funny how you can tell the people who don’t have children. Keep hating, sister. Not going to stop me from tastefully nursing and nourishing my beautiful child. A gift you will obviously never know. I guess ignorance truly is bliss!

November 30th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

lol, no hate here. It’s just disguising. I will have kids some day and I will be tasteful enough not to feed them in public. It’s so trashy. They are either going to have a bottle or stay home. I will be good enough mother to know that busy loud environment is not good for my children anyway, so maybe you should re-evaluate your motherly skills ;)

November 30th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Those of you saying you can pump and bring bottles need to gain some perspective. A mother may have a ton of other things on her plate. Who needs more stuff to carry? The milk is warm and freshly delivered in the best way when you nurse your baby. There is nothing wrong with nursing in public!!!

November 30th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Oh, the irony. Being called trashy by someone who uses the words “titty” and “poop” and says things like “mines will be.” Hahaha. I’m dying over here. Also, I’m perfectly secure in my mothering. It’s so easy to judge when you’re not a mom!

November 30th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Lol, you are obviously delusional. Have a great day my dear!

November 30th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Just going to leave this here for you to educate yourself, HF. I won’t be returning to this thread, going on vacay, where I may be disgusting enough to nurse on a plane!

http://www.nrdc.org/breastmilk/benefits.asp

November 30th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

She’s not even breastfeeding the baby. Look where her one breast is and then look where the baby’s mouth is. It’s almost in her underarm. The hubby’s just trying to start drama – and he has.

November 30th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I agree with most comments! Beautiful that Pink will do it in public DISCREETLY, despite probably having people gawking! As far as bottles, my kids never would take them so not an option! Breastfeeding can be done sensibly without offending people if the mom also considers the feelings of others! Meaning that if others are uncomfortable with it, try to play nice and use the discreet option!!

November 30th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Do I think its wrong to breastfeed your baby at the dinner table? Where else should she do it? You eat your dinner at the table, so is this adorable baby. Breasts aren’t a sexual thing when you have a baby latched on. As for the comment about bringing a bottle with pumped milk in it… breastmilk is a certain temperature, and the nipple is shaped a certain way. If you feed your baby from a bottle, while breastfeeding, they might not even want the bottle, or could only like the bottle and completely turn away from the breast. I find it a little weird when a 6 year old is begging for booby, but an infant and small toddler is completely different. It is healthy and natural. Its not like she has her whole tit laying on the table, out for everyone to see. She is being descreet, respect that. Nobody is asking you to cover your head while you eat, because watching you mash food with your teeth disgusts me. Have some respect for something that is as natural as you eating off of your plate, and shut your mouths.

November 30th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

What do I think about her baby eating dinner…at a dinner table??? What kind of question is that????

November 30th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I cannot believe someone wrote that feeding your child in public is trashy and distasteful. I can only assume that person is very young and very immature.

November 30th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Erika and Samigirl and Ragnhild and Themis–you are all my heroes. I breastfed both of mine for over a year each–in a four star restaurant, in a Catholic church, in the middle of the DMV–and no one said so much as boo to me. Because, guess what, IT IS NOT THAT BIG A DEAL. Baby’s hungry, baby eats. No one seems to give a shit when girls wear revealing tops or short skirts, so why should they give a shit when I’m doing something completely natural, non-sexual, and something that keeps a baby from crying and being annoying?

No one is asking you to stare at a nursing mother’s breasts. If you’re offended, then TURN AWAY. I use this method whenever I see a Sacha Baron Cohen movie. It works quite well.

November 30th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I absolutely agree that there is nothing wrong with breast feeding your child in public! However, try to be a bit discrete, because some people do feel strange when boobs are involved. I’ll give an example…

I was at a baking show and I was standing by my works booth when a woman’s child, who must have been around 2, ran up to her and started pulling on her shirt. I thought she just wanted to be picked up, and sure enough the mother picked her up. I didn’t think much of it until the kid started sticking her hand down her moms shirt, and I could tell she was fiddling with the bra because she was trying to get the strap down. She then literally ripped the moms boob out of her shirt and started sucking on it. All this time the mom just let it happen, and does not try to move out of anyones way who is clearly visibly upset by this display, she didn’t try to move to a less populated area. She went on to the booth infront of mine and then to the next one in the area. The The mom walked around with her boob just hanging out for the public to see while her child drank.

I have 2 issues with this.

1- the child is old enough to not require breast feeding, and you can get away with not publicly breast feeding them if you want to supplement their diet with breast milk.
2- the mother just let it hang out for all to see. I could tell many men who were at the baking show with their wives were very weirded out by this. Even the women had to do double takes and then look away. Not all these women were childless as some who were visibly weirded out by this had young children or a baby with them. It is not the actual feeding portion that makes them uncomfortable. While it is natural, most people don’t want to see your actual boob when you feed.

This is why there should be some discretion and understanding to other peoples comfort levels when breast feeding. Other than that, please do continue to breast feed wherever you may, and I hope all your children grow up to be strong and healthy because of it!

November 30th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Using pumped milk is not as simple as some commentators may think. Keeping up the milk supply is challenging and it’s literally the law of supply and demand. Every time you use pumped milk, you risk diminishing some of your milk supply. you only use pumped milk when it’s absolutely necessary especially if you are a working mom who is already forced to be away from the baby for several hours a day. It is in the healthiest options for babies. There are a million inappropriate things that we see on a daily basis. Its just a boob people – get over it.

December 1st, 2012 at 2:52 am

Keep ur private things private, period.

December 1st, 2012 at 8:42 am

I don’t mind seeing a woman breast-feed in public, but my wife doesn’t like when I stare.

BTW, 2 children. She breast-fed both in public, and I would dare people to say something. Because I not about to let anyone tell us that we can’t feed our kids when they’re hungry.

December 1st, 2012 at 9:03 am

I find the way most people dress to be trashy, offensive and disgusting. It’s none of my business so I keep walking. The people that are offended by a nursing mother need to get over it and move on. I honestly don’t understand why it’s even an issue.

December 1st, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I’m a breast feed privately at home kind of mom but we were on a vacation this summer and a cousin breast feed in front of us all week long. Her daughter would stand on the floor, she’s 3 yrs old, and she’d feed off one breast while the mom would let the opposite one hang out. I think she was hoping for one of us to dare to say something but no one did…in front of her. It was awful though. I’ve never wanted to give someone a titty twister so bad in my life. She would come out of her bedroom just to breast feed in front of everyone.

December 1st, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I am shocked at all the people who think breast feeding is disgusting! Honestly, it’s a boob! Ads in magazines usually show more than a mother breast feeding. I can’t imagine someone asking me to move tables because I was nursing my baby. It’s very disturbing to me that people are upset over a flash skin. I live in a state that doesn’t have laws protecting nursing mothers, and I nursed in public without anyone saying anything negative.

December 2nd, 2012 at 4:26 am

I think people should respect each other, If you think it’s fine doing it, it doesn’t mean it’s actually fine. For me it’s very disturbing being in a public place and see someone breastfeeding.
For me this should be kept in private always.

December 2nd, 2012 at 5:46 am

beautiful and natural go Pink and Carey and of course beautiful beautiful Willow! Where else should Pink go and breastfeed, do you not eat at the table? Why shouldn’t Willow be given the same respect. Should Pink & Willow go into the bathroom in a dirty stall and have her have her milk there? GROSS! You see nothing of Pinks boobs, google any VS runway show and you see a LOT more boob! I feel sorry for all the haters, use google and educate yourself a little. cheers!
















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