Is breastfeeding my baby discreetly acceptable?

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anna & James
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Is breastfeeding my baby discreetly acceptable?

Post by anna & James » Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:26 pm

This is probably a rather specialist subject area but hopefully some Mums (or even observant Dads!) may be able to help.

We are planning a holiday to the Fethiye area shortly with our 3 month old son - whom I am breastfeeding.

Is it likely to be acceptable to feed him in restaurants etc. if he is crying for food? (I am always extreamly discreet & cover me & him with a blanket so nothing is on show!)

Hopefully someone can help or if they don't know but have any thoughts just express their opinion!

Thanks :)


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Post by steve » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:18 pm

I would advise against. This still can raise an eyebrow in the UK and I have never seen it in Turkey. This isn't any reflection of my personal opinion on the matter.

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Post by suppiluliuma » Fri May 04, 2007 3:59 pm

Actually no problem in touristic places like Fethiye. Yet keep in mind what Steve says.
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Breast Feeding in Turkey

Post by dvk » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:16 pm

I was in Turkey for a month in January/February 2007 and had no problems at all anywhere (Istanbul, Bursa, skiing on Uludag) whereever we were there were no problems at all.

I am currently in Turkey for another month and have just completed a tour of the Black Sea coast - no problems there either and I am off to Fethıye area on Thursday where there wıll definiteiy be no problem.

I would recommend usual discretion as you would use ın the UK and obviously feeding on a mosque tour would be inappropriate. Other than that ask if you are in a small restaurant (I have never been refused) and carry on.

Enjoy your holiday and happy feeding.
Denise

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Breast Feeding in Turkey

Post by dvk » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:17 pm

I was in Turkey for a month in January/February 2007 and had no problems at all anywhere (Istanbul, Bursa, skiing on Uludag) wherever we were there were no problems at all.

I am currently in Turkey for another month and have just completed a tour of the Black Sea coast - no problems there either and I am off to Fethiye area on Thursday where there will definitely be no problem.

I would recommend usual discretion as you would use in the UK and obviously feeding on a mosque tour would be inappropriate ! Other than that, ask if you are in a small restaurant, (I have never been refused) and carry on.

Enjoy your holiday and happy feeding.
Denise

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Post by samikenina » Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:12 pm

breast feeding is the norm in Turkey..its perfectly normal....shame it isnt in the UK
as everyone says do it discretely. ..ive seen babies being fed on long bus journeys etc..

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