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      Is it acceptable to breast-feed in public?

      Melinda Britton is the mother of two.

      Her youngest, Hezekiah, is almost a year old, and she still breast-feeds him. Although his feeding times are fairly routine, she'll do it wherever she and the baby happen to be.

      "It's feeding your child. It's not that we want anybody to see our boobs, we are not trying to show off. We are not trying to make a spectacle of it, but we're literally just trying to feed our child," said Britton.

      Mothers to be are taught, in a course given by the Marquette County Health Department, ways to be discreet when feeding in public by using a cover or a blanket.

      Linda Marshall, a peer counselor with the MCHD, wants people to understand the importance of breast-feeding.

      "You are not getting all those immune benefits. You're not going to get the proper vitamins, minerals and exactly the right form that a baby needs. Breast milk is a living substance. Formula in a can, after it's been processed down, is no longer a living substance," said Marshall.

      Felicia Chantel writes, "Babies need to eat, and who can afford formula these days."

      Officials say breast-feeding saves between twelve to fifteen hundred dollars just in the first year.

      Leslie Johnson writes, "No one should have to eat in the bathroom. Using a blanket to cover is discreet enough."

      If you really do want to say something because it does offend you, say it in a nice way or say, 'Hey would you mind covering up?'" Britton said.