Breastfeeding Mom Asked to 'Cover Up' in the Most Unbelievable Location

nursingEveryone has their personal views of where and how much a mom should show when breastfeeding her baby in public. And while I couldn't care less where a lady whips out her tatas to get her nurse on, I respect people's views. Full disclosure, when I was nursing my daughter, I didn't feel comfortable popping a breast out sans Hooter Hider when in public. That's just not my style. And even though, like I said, seeing a mom breastfeed in public doesn't weird me out, I understand how there are some places people would prefer women to cover up a bit. Like, I don't know, church. 

On the flip side, though, there are some places that should be an absolute breastfeeding free-for-all. Boobs out everywhere, without anyone as much as batting an eyelash. And Las Vegas is one of those places.

For those of you who have never been, let me describe Las Vegas for you: Boobs are out everywhere, without anyone as much as batting an eyelash. Oh, and ass, too. Pretty much any and all debauchery that can happen does happen in Vegas. For those of you who have been there, or who live within the confines of this fair city, can I get an amen?

The incident took place at a cafe in the Flamingo hotel, and since then, everything's been resolved. The hotel issued an apology, offered to pay for the woman's lunch, etc. etc. (It probably didn't hurt that the woman who was asked to stop nursing is a popular mom blogger, who took to the Internet to voice her frustrations.) But ... the irony of this is just ... there are no words; this is crazy!

Do people really feel more weirded out about a baby eating from its mom's boob than they do women walking around in g-strings and pasties? I mean, seriously. This woman was probably more covered up than lots of people in Vegas. For someone who works there -- someone who probably sees all sorts of freaky shit on a daily basis -- to ask a mama to put her boob away is ... Honestly, it's hilarious.

I'm glad everything was eventually put to rest, and that the woman who asked this mom to use a cover-up (yes, it was a woman) now knows that breastfeeding is okay to do in public in Vegas. "Don't mind the burlesque dancers thongs and strapless bras, everyone. It's the breastfeeding moms we're concerned with!"

Do you breastfeed without a cover-up in public?

 

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nonmember avatar Gretta

No and usually the whole cover up is such a hassle that I give up and either don't go, nurse in the car or use a bottle. But maybe this lady has given me the confidence to try. :-).

ethan... ethans_momma06

Lived in Vegas, or around Vegas for half my life.


Oddly enough, I'd have to disagree with your statement that 'boobs and ass are everywhere!!!!!'. There is more skin shown on the strip, however (as far as I can remember) no Casino advertises with completely bare breasts. I mean, I've been in almost all the casinos and have NEVER seen a woman walking around in pasties. At least, not one hired by the casino,


Here's the thing- it wasnt that the casino was 'anti-breastfeeding'. It was that another patron COMPLAINED. The manager handled it just like they would any other complaint. *fake gasp*. You get ALL types there. You really do. You even get families, and it's not that strange to think that someone there might feel weird about seeing breastfeeding.


That being said, I BF there for close to 3 years, in multiple casinos- and never had a problem.

handy... handy0318

Wow... just wow...  I didn't breastfeed my kids, but if I had, I probably would've thrown a blankie over...however, that's just me, I'm sort of shy about my body.  Seeing women breastfeed in public just shouldn't be an issue.  And, historically, it wasn't.  I blame Hollywood for it... yep, it was as more and more nudity was presented in movies that somehow breasts became over the top sexual, so much so that people cannot even remember what their primary purpose is anymore.

Caera Caera

For me, it's not about the breast, and it's not about the baby.


It's even the mere thought of sucking fluid out of a body that makes me want to hurl. That's why I don't want to see it ANYWHERE.


Does it surprise me that people in Vegas don't want to see food being sucked out of a person's body?


Nope. It's vomit-inducing in every city.

jrphelps jrphelps

Wow Caera, how close minded of you that feeding & nurturing your baby makes you want to hurl.  Sad actually that people find that the NATURAL way of feeding a child is so repulsive.  It's a woman's choice & legal right to feed when & where she wants with out cover.  This is the mother's 5th kid & she used to cover but no longer does because it hinders a baby from eating if they are always trying to fight the blanket.  People need to learn the laws.  Anywhere a mother & child have the right to be, she has a right to breast feed.

dirti... dirtiekittie

um, i've been to vegas, and i didn't see "boobs and ass everywhere". i did see them at the show i saw, that i paid to see. however, from what i read - this woman was no showgirl and it was another person at the cafe who complained. so explain to me how this is a problem? i have no problem with people bf'ing in public, but i do not want to see your bare breast or your baby sucking at your teat. yes, it's natural and wonderful and good for you. but i don't think that means you get free reign to just pop out a tit to the public when you want to. there's such a thing as personal discretion, and even bf'ing mothers should use it. 

lulou lulou

I used this same logic when I nursed my baby's at the waterpark.  Never on a lazy river, but considered it.


What I did see there which I thought was super gross, was a lady eating an ice cream cone while sitting in the hot tub.  And not just the edge, like one of the interior seats.

LoveM... LoveMyHunni

Check out the comments on the original blog.  Especialy rowan79...ignorant idiot!

nicol... nicoleeolee

Caera: "For me, it's not about the breast, and it's not about the baby.


It's even the mere thought of sucking fluid out of a body that makes me want to hurl. That's why I don't want to see it ANYWHERE.


Does it surprise me that people in Vegas don't want to see food being sucked out of a person's body?


Nope. It's vomit-inducing in every city."


 


                 Wow, Caera, I feel awful for your mate if that's the case. :/ yikes. Might want to have a psychiatrist                  check out that phobia of yours, honestly. 

nonmember avatar Robyn

I breast feed my baby when ever he's hungry and if that means to do so in public then i will. In the beginning i used a cover but now he hates it so even if i try he's not having it. Oh and he's not up for using bottles to often. So I'm offended that someone would ask a mother to cover up or stop feeding, what am i suppose to do sit there with a scream baby because your uncomfortable. I think not, my baby's needs come first.

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