Arguments for breastfeeding in public?

What are the arguments for and against breastfeeding in public being appropriate?

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The only issue with breastfeeding is the arbitrary decision that a woman’s breast are ‘private parts’. This has been ingrained into people’s mentality with no rational basis, a woman breastfeeding is natural and necessary and shouldn’t be made difficult to carry out.

pro

Answered on July 6, 2017.
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Breastfeeding is natural and necessary. Breast feeding isn’t done for pleasure and isn’t a developed habit or tradition it is a biological necessity. Hugging and kissing are very similar but not frowned upon.

pro

Answered on July 9, 2017.
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Impolite. While people see nothing wrong with breastfeeding itself a lot of people would prefer if it wasn’t done in public. Common courtesy and good manners suggest in order not to bother others find somewhere out of the way which is very little to ask.

con

Answered on August 11, 2017.
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We have breast pumps nowadays. If in public and desperately need to feed your baby you can pump milk before leaving the house and use the bottle to feed the baby. Desperation isn’t an argument

con

Answered on July 9, 2017.
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Unnecessary. There is no reason for a mother to breast feed in public just like there is no need for someone to urinate or defecate in public. We have public bathrooms which provide privacy and it should be encouraged for mothers to do the same when breastfeeding

con

Answered on August 11, 2017.
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