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Ft. Bragg Housing Apologizes to Breast Feeding Mother
« on: April 06, 2011, 08:31:56 AM »
Some people are just so stupid.  Breast feeding is better than cow's milk. 

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Picerne Military Housing has issued a public apology to a military spouse who was prohibited from breast-feeding her baby in one of its offices on Fort Bragg.

Jess Lanham drove to Fort Bragg with two of her three daughters last week to apply for military housing. Lanham has been living with in-laws in Rocky Mount while her husband serves in Afghanistan. He's scheduled to return next month.

During her meeting with Picerne, the private company that manages living quarters at Fort Bragg, Lanham discreetly began feeding her 8-month-old daughter, Zoey, who was covered in a baby sling.

The woman handling Lanham's housing application told her she could breast-feed in the restroom, she could ask if another office in the building had an appropriate place or she could come back to finish her application another time.

Lanham said when she asked why she couldn't feed Zoey, the woman replied that Picerne had to maintain a "business atmosphere."

North Carolina law allows women to breast-feed in any public or private location where they're otherwise authorized to be, regardless of whether the woman's nipple is exposed. And federal law allows women to breast-feed in any federal building or on federal property.

"Even if the law didn't protect me, it would have been a very private place to nurse," Lanham said of the office, which she said the Picerne employee shared with one other woman.

Lanham said she stopped feeding Zoey so she would be able to finish her housing application. Afterward, she went to Olive Garden restaurant and nursed her baby there without any problems.
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Re: Ft. Bragg Housing Apologizes to Breast Feeding Mother
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 10:10:07 AM »
I am constantly surprised at how people act like breast feeding some kind of indecent exposure.


There are entertainers who parade around in barely-there outfit on television, in magazines and in concerts, and folks have the nerve to go puritanical because a woman wants to feed her baby?

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Re: Ft. Bragg Housing Apologizes to Breast Feeding Mother
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 11:02:28 AM »
Breasts are sexualized here. That's why people get so excited when they see a woman nursing her baby! That's what those things really are for! I have no problem with a woman nursing her baby in public.

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Re: Ft. Bragg Housing Apologizes to Breast Feeding Mother
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 12:11:47 PM »
Breasts are sexualized here. ......

That pretty much sums up the situation. 
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Re: Ft. Bragg Housing Apologizes to Breast Feeding Mother
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 05:38:58 PM »
I am constantly surprised at how people act like breast feeding some kind of indecent exposure.
There are entertainers who parade around in barely-there outfit on television, in magazines and in concerts, and folks have the nerve to go puritanical because a woman wants to feed her baby?



Me too, it is natural and as long as its done with taste and discretion there is nothing wrong with it.  :shrug:  Heck I'm 54 and I still breast feed as often as humanly possible.  :lol:
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Re: Ft. Bragg Housing Apologizes to Breast Feeding Mother
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 05:57:16 PM »
Heck I'm 54 and I still breast feed as often as humanly possible.  :lol:

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Re: Ft. Bragg Housing Apologizes to Breast Feeding Mother
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011, 08:44:39 AM »
I am constantly surprised at how people act like breast feeding some kind of indecent exposure.
There are entertainers who parade around in barely-there outfit on television, in magazines and in concerts, and folks have the nerve to go puritanical because a woman wants to feed her baby?



Me too, it is natural and as long as its done with taste and discretion there is nothing wrong with it.  :shrug:  Heck I'm 54 and I still breast feed as often as humanly possible.  :lol:

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Re: Ft. Bragg Housing Apologizes to Breast Feeding Mother
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011, 03:34:29 PM »
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