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Is it wrong to use "its" in my sentence? I was wondering if my use of "don't look" and "at the view of" is correct.

"Some people think public breastfeeding should be forbidden. Of course if my baby is crying for milk, I would do anything to stop its crying. I think If you feel disgusted at the view of a nursing mother just don't look. There is nothing obscene about nursing a baby."

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    Does this answer your question? Grammatical gender of the word "child"
    – ColleenV
    May 13 at 12:44
  • Thank you but my question is a little different. Would it be natural to use it if a woman is talking about her child? May 13 at 12:46
  • Is my use of "don't look" and "at the view of" correct? May 13 at 12:47
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    Proofreading is off-topic here. You might find one of the sites listed in Resources for Learning English more helpful.
    – ColleenV
    May 13 at 12:50
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    Don't use at the view in this context - use by the sight [of something unusual/ disturbing]. May 13 at 17:53
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"Just don't look" is perfectly fine.

Rather than "at the view of a nursing mother" you should use "at the sight of a nursing mother." You could use the particle "seeing a nursing mother" instead of "at the sight of" if you wanted to.

A mother talking about her own child would probably use "his/her/their" rather than "its"—but I would not think twice if she did use "its."

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  • Would it be rude to use "its" or "it" hen talking about someone else's child? May 13 at 13:58
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    In the case of an anonymous baby. no. For a friend's baby whose gender you know, yes. May 13 at 14:02

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