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Public breastfeeding in SG

Postby Britmummy2011 » Thu, 28 Jul 2011 6:03 pm

Hi everyone,

I have a 2 wk old baby (my 1st) - so far I've needed to go out with her 3 times and have used nursing rooms to feed her.

It's great how in SG there are nursing rooms in most of the malls, clinics, public buildings etc.

BUT when there is no nursing room... do ppl find they get stared at a lot for breastfeeding in public, as a foreigner?

I was stared at SO much when I was 6+ months pregnant... I am kind of dreading having to nurse in public... although I plan to use a shawl/cloth to cover up. (I don't really want to express and bottle feed if possible).

What are people's experiences? Have you found SG tolerant of breastfeeding in public?

Thanks! :roll:

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Re: Public breastfeeding in SG

Postby poodlek » Thu, 28 Jul 2011 6:43 pm

Britmummy2011 wrote:Hi everyone,

I have a 2 wk old baby (my 1st) - so far I've needed to go out with her 3 times and have used nursing rooms to feed her.

It's great how in SG there are nursing rooms in most of the malls, clinics, public buildings etc.

BUT when there is no nursing room... do ppl find they get stared at a lot for breastfeeding in public, as a foreigner?

I was stared at SO much when I was 6+ months pregnant... I am kind of dreading having to nurse in public... although I plan to use a shawl/cloth to cover up. (I don't really want to express and bottle feed if possible).

What are people's experiences? Have you found SG tolerant of breastfeeding in public?

Thanks! :roll:


Honestly, staring is part of the culture here, I don't think they mean any disrespect over it. I get stared at for being a lone white chick at a kopitiam. I have nursed in public when nursing rooms are unavailable (at the malls I frequent they have only one room in each area and when your newborn is *HUNGRY* you don't want to mess around looking for the next room) and I honestly haven't noticed that folks stare, because I'm too busy looking at my baby :-) Nobody has complained, and if they're offended but keep it to themselves I really don't care what they think. I think as long as it's fairly obvious what you're doing most folks will look away to give you privacy.

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Postby intime0 » Fri, 29 Jul 2011 9:38 am

Twice on Sing airlines, two separate flights, a stewardess came over and told me how much she enjoyed seeing me breastfeed...one said she had never seen anyone breastfeed before and she hoped she could some day!

Oddly, one day I had some ladies over who homeschool. Out of 6 of them that had toddlers, 5 of them were still nursing toddlers. There I had told my little one to wait. LOL

I see women frequently nursing with covers. The covers are big over here. :)

I don't usually use a cover. I just keep us covered with my shirt and block well. In a restaurant, I get near the wall.

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Postby kimora » Wed, 31 Aug 2011 7:42 pm

i have never experienced people being weird about breastfeeding in public in SG in the four years living here but almost every instance the mother has been covered by a blanket or being discreet.

as a mother i was never comfortable in public, mostly because of the heat factor and simply because it was much nicer being at home but to each their own i guess?

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Postby natalyakir » Sun, 04 Sep 2011 4:46 pm

I just wanted to share a link regarding nursing rooms in Singapore.
Hope it helps to some of us.)
http://www.babycenter.com.sg/baby/breastfeeding/top_10_nursing_rooms/


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