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    Taking a Peg feed when on a day out

    I've started this thread to get an idea how people take their feed when away from home.If I am visiting family or friends then it is not a problem but if say I have gone on a shopping day where should I have a feed or take meds. I have tried the the ladies cloakroom where I have got strange looks and muttered comments.I really do not want to go in a cubilcle and have to balance everything on a loo seat.
    Is it acceptable to go to a quiet corner of a coffee shop and have a feed whilst my partner has a coffee. I have done it on a train discreetly where the passengers are busy with their phones.

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    Try not to worry about what others think A M;

    If you and your partner are OK with it then do it, but try to not be in front of everyone, especially don't stand on the counter.

    It's not the same but I love to watch babies breast feeding, it's just a lovely thing. They are so relaxed and hopefully contented.

    Just do it!

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    Oh how awful for you to have muttered comments

    I've had meds in coffee shops without issue. It's possible to do it discretely, even though someone has to do it for me. I don't show much belly even though an extension tube has to be attached to my feeding button. It does remind me of feeding my babies Terry

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    Bakerchick never worried about feeding in restaurants and cafes, she did it very casually. We went to many and no one seemed to bat an eyelid. Don't let anyone stop you joining in with fun and sociable outings.
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    Hi .. Michael has taken his feed in all sorts of places discreetly .
    We did a lot of touring in the car last summer and provided it is a dry day Michael just has the feed in the car in a quiet car park or lay-by .. sits on the passenger seat with the door opened swings around so as his feet are on the ground and does his feed
    I know what you mean about strange looks especially if your holding a 60 ml syringe and attaching it to the feed tube .. am surprised someone has not phoned the police by now .. lol
    It doesn't bother me if people look or stare .. as usually it would be done very discreetly but no matter where you try to get a quiet out of the way place someone will see ..I just usually smile at them as if to say it's a way of keeping this person alive .. to me it's getting Michael out and about in the car that's more important .. anyway it's not much different from having a picnic if you are feeding outdoors
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    Hi Dvd and others who have commented.I did not have any problem in the Summer as I could sit outside in a park or as Michael does sit in the car with the door open.It is this winter where I have found it more difficult to have my feed in a public place but indoors.
    When I next go shopping I will try to sit in a corner of a coffee shop

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    Hi Alfies Mum .. yes try and get into a corner and if possible sit with your back to the majority of the people .. after you have your feed you can turn around again and enjoy the goings on around you .
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    I attended a family funeral last week and went prepared with a syringe .fluid and feed.When we arrived at the wake my family chose a table in a corner so I could have a feed and fluid .I also managed to have a brandy and coffee as well. I am gaining confidence now when away from home for an extended time

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    That's good AM;

    It's good to not sit on the stage and do the feed but if you get out of the way in a corner etc, it's no problem.

    Love Terry
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    When I was introduced to PEG feeding I was shown a backpack that could contain the feed and one could be fed continuously. I have never used this option but its not unusual to take back pack on a day out. Ann x

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