This post is for all the new moms out there that are unsure of how to discreetly nurse their baby in public!
When I had my first baby I was determined to breastfeed, but I figured that whenever anyone was around I would just nurse her in another room, or with a blanket over my shoulder. If you've ever nursed a baby with a blanket over their head and your shoulder then you know.. It can get really hot under there, and more often then not, baby doesn't like it.
Going into another room is fine, but often times that isn't an option.. for example, at a restaurant you have very few options when baby gets hungry. You could nurse in the bathroom... but you would most likely have to sit on a toilet. and I will admit, I have sat (fully clothed) on the toilet while I nursed my baby. Its not very comfortable... at all
sometimes restaurants will put a chair in the bathroom.. depends on how fancy it is.
another option is to nurse in the car, also not that desirable just because that means leaving the table to go outside and sit in the car am cramped (and probably hungry)
and the last option is to just nurse at the table. Hey, everyone else is eating there... what's the harm if baby is too?
But let's face it, no one wants to see your boobs while they're eating! So how does one nurse discretely when there's tons of excitement and no where to be comfortable?
Its actuary very simple.. If you wear 2 separate shirts, one on top the other, you can just pull the top shirt up when baby is hungry. then position the bottom of the shirt so it covers your breasts from anyone's view when baby is latching on. The bottom of the shirt will cover the top of your breasts and the under shirt will keep your stomach and back covered.
I discreetly nurse everywhere I go! I've breastfed at the park, at the zoo, the mall, at big family reunions, and even in a court room! I've heard friends say "Melony's one of the few people I know that will be nursing her baby right in front of you and you don't even notice that's what she's doing."
With my first baby I did my best to make sure no one saw my breasts when baby nursed.. but once my second baby was born I didn't even care anymore. I will nurse in public places without a second thought. Breastfeeding is the most natural thing a woman can do... that's the only purpose for breasts!
Only in America has breasts become something so strictly sexual... You see photos in magazines of women with their cleavage hanging out and its acceptable. But to see a flash of mommy's nipple before baby latches on is made out to be gross! Its absurd that our society has become this way...