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Breastfeeding in a restaurant?

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Breastfeeding in a restaurant?

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sibeats | | Aug 14, 2010 08:48 PM

We just came back from dinner, very nice place, upscale yet casual atmosphere, out on the patio. Sitting next to us was a 6 top, 3 older people, 1 young couple, one child, one infant. The mother was breastfeeding for most of the meal, no coverup, no discreteness, just pulled down her strapless dress and latched the baby on. While I didn't find it "offensive", I wondered why there was no concern for anyone else around her, mostly couples or foursomes out on a saturday night "date night", spending a lot of money on a nice meal. It just seemed to me that it would have been very easy for her to drape a little blanket over her shoulder. I'm not looking to discuss whether children/babies belong in restaurants, just wondering what others think about this....it just seemed a little out of place to me...

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