Breastfeeding at Disneyland?

topic posted Mon, November 7, 2005 - 10:08 PM by  Unsubscribed
Hey Gang,

We may be going to Disneyland in a couple of weeks with our young son. Does anybody know what the breastfeeding policy is at Disneyland?

I hear that there is a "Baby Center" on Main Street. Are there other such centers in other areas of the park? Walking from one end of the park to Main Street may be inconvenient.

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    Re: Breastfeeding at Disneyland?

    Tue, November 8, 2005 - 7:46 AM
    After working in the park for 5 years I can tell you that isn't really a policy. If it's still the same then cast members aren't allowed to tell you anything. We were told that it's a privacy thing. I mean who are we to tell a mom

    "Excuse me ma'am, you can't give your baby nourishment here"

    That's how it used to be. I am sure that it still might be the same. You only might get some flack if it's not covered all the way. You know?
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      Tue, November 8, 2005 - 8:35 AM
      I think you should be comfortable- I'm sure you aren't flaunting it, "Heyy Everyone!! Breastfeeding here! Look!!"

      The best thing I found was to use a baby sling (one of those adjustable types). Put it on and then put a button down shirt (open) over it, or a light jacket, if you want absolute coverage. You can totally breastfeed without anyone looking twice- you can keep walking around even.
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    Tue, November 8, 2005 - 11:15 AM
    >I hear that there is a "Baby Center" on Main Street. Are there other such centers in other areas of the park?

    Actually, the Baby Center is pretty centrally located--it's next to the Plaza, and right on the hub, next to the nurses station. So the longest you'd have to walk would be if you were say, down in Critter Country to ride Pooh. Otherwise, I don't see how it'd take more than about 10 minutes.

    DCA, however, is quite different--the area is not really central enough to be convenient, but the tables in front of the train are shaded pretty well.

    Have a great time, and tell us all about it when you get back!
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    Wed, November 9, 2005 - 1:50 PM
    Thank you everyone, and thank you Michael for giving me an insiders perspective. Now that I know that the feeding station is off the central hub we would feel better about the distance.

    We are strong believers in breastfeeding, but we like to be modest. It's nice to know that Disney respects our son's right to feed.

    My wife is always modest about feeding in public, so we'll keep an eye open the quiet secluded areas. I'm always good at finding the quiet spots for when we need a break-- It's nice to just sit and look at the park.

    Thanks all!
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      Wed, November 9, 2005 - 1:56 PM
      No problem. I just hope things haven't changed much since I've been gone. The only time it was ever awkward for me, when I was giving a Jungle Cruise tour, and this baby started crying. I naturally made jokes about tossing the baby to the animals (as that's the best babysitter) and the mother said:

      "No, he's just hungry"

      Then she pulled out the boob and started to feed him. I quickly turned around all flushed-like and did the rest of the tour with my back to the audience. Lol.
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    Tue, November 29, 2005 - 8:39 AM
    Hello! All of my breastfeeding girlfriends do so at the Park, wherever they happen to be at the time. I am about to have twins, and plan to breastfeed them at the Parks if it becomes necessary. I say, just cover up a bit and you should be just fine. :)
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    Wed, December 14, 2005 - 5:13 PM
    We had no problem breastfeeding our daughter when she was little, just sit someplace out of the way, or make your way to the babycenter (which has - last I was there - 4 chairs in a secluded area for breastfeeding moms).

    The only problem with the babycenter is that you can't talk with your husband (or anyone else besides a breastfeeding mom) while you're feeding the kidlet. They are (or were) pretty strict about that.
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    Re: Breastfeeding at Disneyland?

    Fri, February 3, 2006 - 6:09 PM
    To follow up on this:

    We had no problems Breastfeeding at Disneyland. We were there at night, there are dozens of hidden spots throughout the park. Nobody gave us a second glance. We didn't try the Baby Center on Main Street. There were diaper changing tables in most of the men's restrooms.

    And why the heck would they care about my son and wife when those two young men are making-out over in that corner over there?

    On the other hand, some security guard tailed us for 20 minutes while we walked through the parking garage, changed my son's diaper and fed him some cheerios. Not sure what his problem was, but I'm sure mommy, daddy and little boy fit right into that profile of a 'Terrorist'. He sure wasn't as discrete as he thought he was.

    -= Stefan
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      Re: Breastfeeding at Disneyland?

      Fri, February 3, 2006 - 6:32 PM
      Who cares. This is part of life and no one should care. If the mother is trying to expose her breast in the process, then that is different. I could care less walking by any bench in Disneyland and see a lady breatfeeding. Most normal people would not take a 2nd look. I have seen women breatfeed in grocery stores, restaurants, malls, parks, and in the same row as me on an airplane. They should be able to do it at Disneyland.

      About people "making ou" I don't care who they are but "making out" in a family enviroment I think is wrong. A simple kiss, fine.

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