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Lady take it elsewhere! June 5, 2006 9:15 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Food, Health, News, Of Interest
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LiveJournal wants women to breastfeed their babies in the bathroom.

Six Apart, creators of Movable Type and, more recently, owners of LiveJournal, have decided to harrass LiveJournal users whose default icons depict breastfeeding.

LiveJournal is even protected by law!

Lawmakers are beginning to understand …; California, where Six Apart is located, has express legal provision exempting breastfeeding from obscenity legislation.

The AAP recommends "Exclusive breastfeeding for approximately the first six months and support for breastfeeding for the first year and beyond as long as mutually desired by mother and child."

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1. Latte Man - June 5, 2006

Hey… that AAP Recommendation sounds familiar. (I think I quoted this on Cathy’s Site).

This issue is insanely stupid, it is hard for reasonable people to fathom. I had written a post elsewhere one about a dumb article written by a laywer that suggested breastfeeding woman “go to the bathroom” rather than offend her when she sips on her Latte at Starbucks.

I wish I could just figure out how these people’s brains ended up wired like this. Then I could find a cure and make millions ;)

2. Dean - June 5, 2006

Breastfeeding for the first 9-12 months has been shown to increase IQ, not to mention the numerous health and immunity benefits.

3. djuggler - June 5, 2006

Anytime someone implies that breastfeeding should be done in a bathroom, I feel like asking them to take their lunch to the toilet.

4. Christine - June 6, 2006

Yup, it’s really ridiculous. The abuse team are getting really pissed off at people daring to raise their voices against the policy, too. See ljabuse.blogspot.com if you want examples!

5. Latte Man - June 6, 2006

How funny (or is it sad) that a Journal about problems with LiveJournal needs to be hosted on Blogger?

6. Reality Me » Saturday - more boobs than normal seenDS FX at Victoria’s Secret! - June 30, 2006

[...] I’m a man and I get very offended when people downtalk breastfeeding and particularly upset when they suggest that breastfeeding should be done in a bathroom. I think every person that suggests a baby eat in the bathroom should be forced to have their lunch on the toilet! Rebecca Cook of Burlington said she tried to use a dressing room at the store [Victoria’s Secret Burlington, Wis], but when one wasn’t available, she prepared to breast-feed in the store. An employee said no, pointing her toward the mall’s restrooms. … Jessie Chandler of [Quincy,] Massachusetts entered a Victoria’s Secret store on June 22 to shop. Chandler asked if she could use the dressing room to nurse the baby and was directed to a bathroom outside the store instead. [Source] [...]