Wednesday, June 15, 2005

On a PLANE? Like, with people watching and stuff?

Should women be allowed to breastfeed on planes?

I guess so.

But I think I'd do it in the bathroom, or ask the stewardess if I could use the kitchen.

CC

5 comments:

contribUUtor said...

Best time to nurse is takeoff and landing. The swallowing action pops the kids ears and keeps them from screaming in pain. You can't exactly explain to an infant that they should yawn. The flight attendants usually don't want you up and about at those times.

And I gotta say, there certainly is no easier way to carry on a snack for the infant!

Chalicechick said...

It's all so true and yet...

I'm just not maternal I guess.

CC

Kim said...

CC-- the bathroom on a plane just isn't big enough for breastfeeding.
Feeding the baby is, after all, what breasts are for.
The women that I have seen breastfeed in public do it discreetly -- they put one of those tiny baby blankets over the area of feeding. Though in a way it's kindof disgusting that they have to hide feeding the baby. So much for "go forth and multiply".

jfield said...

I have to admit, I changed a diaper once on the tray table. It was either that or block the aisle. Nobody really minded because it stopped the crying.

Steve Caldwell said...

You should check out Susie Bright's response to the nursing babies on a jet story ...

"The Unlikely Lactivist"
http://susiebright.blogs.com/susie_brights_journal_/2005/06/the_unlikely_la.html