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Breastfeeding in Public

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Breastfeeding in Public

What are the attitudes towards tourists breastfeeding in public in Puerto Rico? I know it's legal and I like to think I'm fairly discreet, but I don't want any fuss or to be glared at. I'm not trying to be political--I just want to know.

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1. Re: Breastfeeding in Public

Although it is not common here, as long as you do it discreetly you should not have any problems. In general, most people don't have a problem with breastfeeding in public, but with moms who think it is appropriate to flash their breast at strangers.

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You should be fine in PR. I breast fed my little one until he was 1yr 2 months, and had no inconveniences. I did used one of those large bib type to cover while feeding. None the less, I have a couple of friend who never used a cover and did just fine.

I second nytoparis last line, people tolerate breast feeding, but not exposition.

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Scratchmyfeet, my wife currently breastfeeds our 3 month old son everywhere we go here in Puerto Rico. At the mall, at the beach, in the car while am parked in a gas station, at restaurants or anywhere the little guy might get hungry. Its totally accepted anywhere you go here in PR may you be a tourist or.not.

Now keep in mind that anyone will stare at an exposed boobie....use a a small blanket to cover the ol' milk factory.

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Can't fathom I had anything to add to this discussion and yet- just got back from PR and happened to see several instances of this. It was more common than what I have seen in the states so funny you should ask- it appeared very accepted & respected.

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