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Old 06-20-2012, 08:33 PM   #301
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I find it very sad so many of you think breastfeeding an infant is categorized as "totally shocking" and warrants being in this thread.

Our confused American culture has isolated breasts to the category of "sexual symbol", when in actuality, breasts are for feeding babies. Is it ok with you that we flaunt breasts during primetime television broadcasts, in beer ads, to sell alcohol, lingerie, perfume, and for many other products that aren't even related to them? I assume you aren't hiding your eyes (or the eyes of your children) from every ad that uses breasts to sell a product. I take no issue with breasts being sexual, but more importantly, they need to be seen as nurturing and life-sustaining.

Far from "protecting" children from seeing breasts used for their biologically normal function, research suggests that it is helpful for children and young adults to see breastfeeding as a normal activity and to allow them to develop an everyday language for talking about how babies are fed.

The outdated notion that breastfeeding is something that should be hidden away contradicts international public health messages, which encourage mothers to breastfeed exclusively for six months, with continued breastfeeding up to two years and beyond.

I mean, even in Saudi Arabia, women openly breastfeed their children even though they wear a full veil! All across Europe it is totally normal and natural to see breastfeeding infants.

I just find it very sad when a mother is in public and she needs to use for their primary purpose, that other people feel they must push their very sexual and immature view of breastfeeding on her. She is doing nothing sexual. She’s just feeding her baby. I don’t know any women who breastfeed to draw attention to themselves or say “Hey look at me! Look at my breasts!” She is just doing one of the most natural things in the world, that has been done since the dawn of man: feeding her child.
I breast fed both of my children until they were 13 months old, and always covered myself while in public. While I agree with you that breast feeding is the most natural thing in the world, so is going pee, but I wouldn't do that out in the open for everyone to see. It takes nothing to whip out a blanket and cover yourself and yes to walk around and have your breasts bared in front of children (even if it is nourishing your child) is shocking to kids who are to little to understand or big enough to be embarrassed. You can still promote and encourage breast feeding, while also covering up. And as far as comparing us to Saudi Arabia or Europe, it reminds of my children saying "but so and so's mom let's them do it", and my reply is "well I'm not so and so's mom".
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:32 PM   #302
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For the sake of this hilarious thread, can we please not continue the breastfeeding argument from 8 years ago?

Everyone has a strong opinion about it one way or the other, and nobody is going to change anybody's mind.

It's best to stay away from controversial topics that raise emotions. If we as members can't do it on our own, the moderators will do it for us, and the result will be that we lose a terrific 8 year old thread.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:35 PM   #303
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For the sake of this hilarious thread, can we please not continue the breastfeeding argument from 8 years ago?

Everyone has a strong opinion about it one way or the other, and nobody is going to change anybody's mind.

It's best to stay away from controversial topics that raise emotions. If we as members can't do it on our own, the moderators will do it for us, and the result will be that we lose a terrific 8 year old thread.


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Old 06-21-2012, 06:42 AM   #304
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I breast fed both of my children until they were 13 months old, and always covered myself while in public. While I agree with you that breast feeding is the most natural thing in the world, so is going pee, but I wouldn't do that out in the open for everyone to see. ot so and so's .
Sorry - but your comparison is wrong.
Everyone eats in public - so a baby should be able to eat without a blanket in his face. NO ONE (legally) urinates/defecates in public.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:49 AM   #305
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Sorry - but your comparison is wrong.
Everyone eats in public - so a baby should be able to eat without a blanket in his face. NO ONE (legally) urinates/defecates in public.
I agree. I nursed my babies when they were hungry, wherever we were, just like a mom who chooses to bottle feed. I never covered my child's face while eating and I never once had anything said to me or got glaring looks. You can be discreet without smothering your baby.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:14 AM   #306
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:33 AM   #307
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I gave DW... a Mexican Riviera cruise for Bday... just this past Feb 2012...

OUr DS (12) ... who usually pen pals with other DIS kids to find friends for upcoming cruises.. did not have the chance.. cuz I kept the trip a secret until the last minute...


Anyway... second day of cruise we ventured down to deck 2 to see if we could find DS(12) and make sure he had made friends...

Coming out of Edge, as we walked up... were a group of very cute girls 14ish... prob.. Anyway.. guess who they were with.. DS... I looked at DW and said, "Well I think he found friends"
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:35 AM   #308
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For the sake of this hilarious thread, can we please not continue the breastfeeding argument from 8 years ago?

Everyone has a strong opinion about it one way or the other, and nobody is going to change anybody's mind.

It's best to stay away from controversial topics that raise emotions. If we as members can't do it on our own, the moderators will do it for us, and the result will be that we lose a terrific 8 year old thread.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:44 AM   #309
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While sitting peacefully by the Mickey Pool watching and photographing my children as they went down the slide I was privy to a very interesting conversation:
Kid (about three): Mom, I have to go to the bathroom.
Mom: Number one or two?
Kid: Number one
Mom: Then go in the pool.
Kid: Okay.

Nice!
Time to go to the Goofy pool!
I can guarantee it's happening in the Goofy Pool and Quiet Cove Pool as well. That's why they put chlorine in the water.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:03 PM   #310
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As long as you do it 3 miles out -- no one will care
DCL has a strict, self-imposed, zero overboard policy. They take all trash and waste back to shore.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:21 PM   #311
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Recently on the Magic the ship was buzzed by a jet fighter (I don't know what kind...but think Top Gun).....it was a sea day and just relaxing on Deck 10....heard a tremendous noise and looked to the port side and saw the jet fighter level with Deck 10 and just a few yards away from the ship zooming by.....that was a first in 24 DCL cruises.
We just witnessed this on the Magic on the afternoon that we left Halifax (last week)! Couldn't believe how close that jet seemed. Of course no one was prepared with a camera (or not that I've seen).
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:39 PM   #312
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We were cruising with friends and it was their first cruise but we had cruised a few times. The seas were very rough the day we were leaving and my friend gets sea sick very easily. I knew that if you go down to deck 1 foward First Aid has sea sick medicine in a bowl that you can take. So she and I went down to get the medication but took a wrong turn and wound up in the crew first aid and instead of sea sick medicine it was a bowl of condoms.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:57 PM   #313
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We were cruising with friends and it was their first cruise but we had cruised a few times. The seas were very rough the day we were leaving and my friend gets sea sick very easily. I knew that if you go down to deck 1 foward First Aid has sea sick medicine in a bowl that you can take. So she and I went down to get the medication but took a wrong turn and wound up in the crew first aid and instead of sea sick medicine it was a bowl of condoms.
Well, the 24 week rule applies to crew as well as guests....
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:47 PM   #314
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I love this thread! So many funny and shocking stories, I will try to remember these when the inevitable annoyances and rude people pop up on our next cruise. I'll either think, Ha, it could be much worse! OR, now I have a great story for the Disboard folks!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:49 AM   #315
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I was just going to bump this but then I remembered Glynis. It was a RCCL med and we kept bumping into this British woman who is most easily described by comparing to her to Sue Boyle. Similar body types and hair style but this woman was slightly older, but that didn't stop her from wearing a bikini or thong underwear (yes you could see them). And of course we kept seeing her everywhere. But the most memorable thing happened at a trivia contest (battle of the sexes). And the question was something to do with the life cycle of ants. She knows the correct answer and gives it to the woman's team and then her husband says "glynis how did you know that glynis??" to which she replies in a argumentative way "I know things John I watch the nature channel!!!". From there on out if anyone knew the answer we would say "I know things Richard I watch the (fill in with appropriate speciality channel) Disney channel!"
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