Would you eat your dinner in the bathroom? Especially a public bathroom? I wouldn't, and I wouldn't feed my baby in there either. (here honey, hang on a minute while I put down a toilet seat protector, so I can sit in the little stall and feed you on the toilet) And most of the time when I was is nursing, you can't see a darn thing anyway, so why overheat both baby and mom by draping them in a blanket(this has been the case for nearly every other nursing woman I had ever met, as well)? Honestly, when I've covered up in a blanket, it draws more attention, and the little old ladies want to see the baby and rip the blanket off anyway.
If I don't get to breastfeed my baby when he/she's hungry, then you should have to keep your little (fat) bottle-fed porkers at home, too.
Can't tell I feel strongly about this one, can you? I once nursed my son for almost the entirety of the flight from California to Germany, with no blanket to cover us and the only comments I got were how well behaved he and my 4 year old were, and how much the other passengers appreciated it.
The blanket thing I am talking about is made for moms nursing. It gives great ventilation so the baby isnt sufficating nor does it add any more heat then the baby being up against your body. And the length of it is to the females waist/hips so its not covering you whole body.
As for using the bathroom..well then rent a motel/hotel room or go to your car or somewhere else private where the public doesn't have to watch. Bathrooms are just easier to find and get to. And I have worked with plenty of mothers that prefered going in a closet then a bathroom. But its up to that mother to decide what private place to go nurse. The bathroom or private place is only necessary if there is no blanket..sorry for confusion
And personally if anyone tried touching me or moving blankets or anything I had covering my baby you can bet I would throw a fit. I have my baby hidden for a reason anyone trying to do anything to move blanket or anything I have covering him is techincally assualting and or harrassing not including family but then againmaybe it can ;p. But I would feel uncofortable with strangers coming up to me when feeding.
As for bottle fed babies vs breast fed. I never said they werent welcomed in public just please don't expose your private area to public to feed. I don't want to see people making out in public so why would I want to see a mom nursing.