I think the main reason I don't mind taking the baby and I don't feel it's that much work is because I breastfeed him exclusively. There are no bottles to pack, no formula to re-heat and no nasty bottles hanging out all day in the diaper bag. I love that I can pull over to the side, sit on a bench and feed my baby very easily.
Some people give us strange looks, but a lot of people are also very accepting. I notice that a lot of people from other countries have no problem with it, if I do get a funny look, it's usually from an American or a child. Children don't know what is going on sometimes, especially if they have never seen breastfeeding before, so you can't fault them. I guess it would look strange if you didn't know what boobs were really for.
One thing I have a habit of saying is, "do you want boobies?" I've always said it since Tyler was a newborn so he gets really, really excited when I say "boobies!" If he is hungry, he lets out a high pitch squeal as soon as I say it. I do notice a strange reaction from other people though when they hear me say this to my son. I had one gentlemen give me a dirty look one time when he heard me say it. I don't think it's that weird, but apparently he did because he got up and moved his seat. Oh well, more room for me on the bench!
The baby centers are the only place where you can get warm water for a baby bottle. You can ask the restaurants and food places around the park for hot water, but they will not give it to you if they find out it's for a baby. It's a liability issue, the baby could get burned by the water, etc. I guess that's a good thing, but it would be very inconvenient for bottle feeding parents because the baby center is located on Main Street U.S.A. and it's the only one inside Disneyland. It can be quite a long walk if you are in another area of the park and you have a hungry baby.
I'm not a fan of the breastfeeding area inside this baby center because they make all the mothers face a wall or the back of another person's head. I don't like that at all. I can understand people wanting privacy, but there should be a separate area for those mothers I feel. I don't want to sit and stare at a wall or the back of head, I want to talk and make conversation with other mothers in the room.
At the baby center inside the California Adventure park they have separate rooms with curtains for each mom. I guess that's okay, but still, I want to talk to someone, so I don't use the baby centers for breastfeeding. I have used them to change the baby before, but only once and that was because it was extremely hot and crowded that day and I happened to be close by.