I haven't been out of my house much, but I am dreading the day I do. My son is 3 Weeks today and he eats every two hrs. He's like clock work right on time. My question is do you guys cover your self or not? I hate covering because its hot and baby gets sweaty and uncomfortable, but my hubby gets uncomdortable when I just whip my boob out. Than people give crazy looks. So any suggestions.
I dont care either, out they come wether I'm doing the grocery shoppin or what ever, I think if you look like your embarrassed, people tend to notice more, I also dont cover my baby up while I'm doing it, I figure that they're only really going to see as much of my boob as they would if I'm in a bikini :)
I have a nursing cover that I really liked - it has a rigid loop at the neck to allow me to peek down at my baby and allow for space and air. When you go out - depending on where you are, some places have spaces that allow you to be more discrete. Many department stores have chairs or couches in the bathrooms. You have to try different things and find what works for you! Best of luck!
I Do Cover Myself with a poncho or a blanket. Breastfeeding is a nature thing to do, but i know other people around you want respect because they have kids or whatever so for me its best that i be covered.
With the nursing tops I wear I have had people talk to me for 10 minutes and not even realised I was nursing until baby I latched and I went to fasten up my bra again. Nursing tops are very discrete and I usually just turn away whilst my baby latches and then unlatches at the end. I am more comfortable in the tops as I'm not worrying about my top riding up at the back whilst I am nursing. My baby also hates to be covered, I've tried using a muslin to cover up whilst I latch and unlatch, the fuss she make draws more attention to the fact I'm nursing than if I just quickly open my top and latch her on!
Well, you can look at my profile pic and know my answer.
Feeding your baby is not obscene. It's beautiful and when you do it, it teaches and inspires other women.
One day I hope to go to Africa, feed my toddlers w/out a top and enjoy the fact that people wouldn't give me a second glance.
It's our fault in our country that we've sexualized breasts, and I don't feel like our future generations or our babies should have to pay the price... which is that we have to have classes, controversy, and covers.
Before these things came naturally since we grew up seeing them, there wasn’t any controversy since there weren’t any alternate methods of feeding, and it was normal not to cover. *Babies decrease active sucking around 80 degrees, most babies don’t like to be covered.
It is my personal choice not to cover most of the time, but it is a personal choice to cover as well. I respect any way of feeding, whether it is through the bottle, breast, covered breast, or by those who “whip it out”
Breastfeeding is beautiful to me, no matter how you do it, your baby is getting the very best.
I think we have taken breast from sexual aspect only...but this nature's best creation and mothers should never ever embarrassed in doing that...I think there are many workplaces which appreciate such practice in break times.
I'm going to be breastfeeding the twins for awhile after they are born, and I am a little concerned about doing it in public. I've nursed one baby before in public - no problem - but never have I done twins. I will wait until they both know how to latch on really good before I go anywhere with them, but I am thinking about when they are both hungry at the same time, do I retreat to a bathroom, or take a bench and feed them both right there in the mall? I'm not sure...have any of you ladies had to breastfeed twins in public?
Although it is less descrete, it's less clevage than most show w/ thier "fashionable" clothing.
Personally, I would never feed in a bathroom. My special bonding time and my baby's special meal is something I take pride in. Take a bench! (If you're comfortable w/ that) Otherwise, you may try *try one of those nursing covers. You might try feeding in a dressing room... A hidden corner booth... Anything that makes you more comfortable.
But if you're asking what I would think of a woman "whipping them out" to nurse her twins... I would say "I think she's a hero"
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