Father says wife was hassled about breastfeeding at Six Flags America

Posted Monday, August 23, 2010 12:24 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A California man says his wife was asked to cover up when breastfeeding at Six Flags America. The park says there was miscommunication, as this would violate Maryland law.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 11:12 AM
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New for 2011 ONLY at Six Flags America - BreastSeeker: Ride of Milk! :)


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 2:40 PM
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Does that mean 2012 will feature Bizarro BreastSeeker, where the milk is purple?

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 2:44 PM
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...and has flamethrowers!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 3:38 PM
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And mist tunnels?!


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 3:50 PM

Milk mist. Mmmmmmm.


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 4:31 PM

Carrie M. said:
I told ya, I don't have one of those. At 2-years old I would fully expect my kid to be able to manage money by saving birthday/holiday gift money and using it to purchase his/her own drinks at the park.

Toys-R-Us....psssh....

This was AWESOME!

Really - I've never seen a mother make a "show" out of breastfeeding. I know it happens and have rarely noticed it. I would be more concerned as the mother about breastfeeding in public at an amusement park, because of the type of people around. Roving groups of teenagers will react MUCH differently to the possibility of spotting a nipple than older guests (I hope..)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:30 PM

Brest feeding mothers should not just whip it out where they want. The should have consideration for other people. Definitely some people don't want to see that or their children to see that!

Going to the bathroom is a natural thing, should guys just be able to whip it out where they want?

These same people would probably get offended if guys passing by said 'Nice boob lady!" lol.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:43 PM
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A breast and a penis are different things and that's a poor analogy. And like Jeff mentioned, someone peeing all over the place is different than a child breastfeeding. By law, they can just whip it out where they want, but I don't think that's what this woman did (nor do most women).

What this woman was doing wasn't sexual, but was an actual function of providing life and nourishment to a child. A guy coming by and saying "Nice Boob Lady!" is doing so with the intention of being sexual or inappropriate, where as a woman breastfeeding her child is not.


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Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:44 PM

@super7: Are you suggesting moms should be forced to go to public restrooms to breast-feed? I don't see why a mother should have to take her infant into a germ-infested chamber where other people are evacuating their bowels, just to nourish her child.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:54 PM
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I wonder if I called super7* a 'nice boob', if he'd get offended? :)


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Thursday, August 26, 2010 3:04 PM
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*IF* (huge 'if' there) a woman was actually being inappropriate in some way with her breastfeeding, then I think it's safe to say some other women would come along to correct her.

Life itself is a function of sexuality, but breastfeeding is a function of food. ;)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 5:33 PM
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super7* said:
Brest feeding mothers should not just whip it out where they want. The should have consideration for other people. Definitely some people don't want to see that or their children to see that!

People scared of breasts deserve no consideration, especially if they're teaching their children that breastfeeding is dirty, immoral, etc.


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Thursday, August 26, 2010 5:48 PM

I should not be surprised where this conversation went.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 5:50 PM

Now if there was only some way we could bring in gays, Muslims, and Fox News, the thread would be complete.


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Thursday, August 26, 2010 8:04 PM
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I'm all for women breastfeeding in public, as long as it's not near Ground Zero.


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Thursday, August 26, 2010 8:14 PM
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^Too funny!

But really, isn't anyone else a little bit curious about what being inappropriate in some way with breastfeeding entails? I think I'd really like to learn more.


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Thursday, August 26, 2010 9:31 PM

I guess it would have to involve second-hand breast milk...


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Friday, August 27, 2010 12:21 AM
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Salma Hayek clearly doesn't mind.


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Friday, August 27, 2010 8:10 AM

It is appropriate if my child is breastfeeding in public with his mother. It is inappropriate if I am breastfeeding in public with my child's mother.

I think that pretty much sums it up.

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Friday, August 27, 2010 11:42 AM

Carrie M. said:
^Too funny!

But really, isn't anyone else a little bit curious about what being inappropriate in some way with breastfeeding entails? I think I'd really like to learn more.

I think when you involve the terms distance and accuracy, you pretty much hit inappropriate.

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