I use a cover but thats only out of respect for my SO. But id breastfeed without it.
I try to breastfeed only in semi-public, but if the kiddo needs to eat & I can't get to a more private area, well, the boobie's coming out. I don't bother with a cover.
My baby is 3 months old and he only breastfeeds when I’m with him (he refuses to take a bottle unless I’m away) obviously he needs to eat and I can’t control what time he’ll get hungry so I have to breastfeed in public. I try to cover up but it’s difficult to get us in a comfortable position as it is so I’ve gotten to the point where if I need to take my boob out to feed him I try doing it as modestly but quickly as possible. I would never be ashamed because I think it’s a powerful thing what our bodies do providing a home and food for our babies but I do try to take others feelings towards the matter into consideration ❤️💪🏼
Dang right I do it! If my daughter is hungry I am going to feed her regardless of where we are. 9 times out of 10 I will breastfeed in the back seat of my car or truck before entering whatever establishment it is that we are going in to, but I don't usually make it a point to go back out to the vehicle to feed if I am already inside. And usually I will try to stay covered up, but my daughter absolutely hates to be covered while I feed her, so if she isn't having it, then sorry, but if you don't want to see it, don't look.
Agree with this- I tried to feed before going in, mostly for convenience. I didn’t use covers because my daughter didn’t like it (and can you blame her?!) but if I was in a store that had fitting rooms I did use those, and it was nice to sit down. I have small breasts and nipples so modestly wasn’t an issue and I could easily walk around while breastfeeding. I’m not sure what I’ll do with my second as I’ll have 2 under 2 so might be harder to accommodate. I assume I’ll go to less public places that aren’t geared to children in general. I’ll be honest I saw someone sitting on a bench with their toddler standing in front breastfeeding and that took me back a bit. I wouldn’t breastfeed a child in public who was old enough to eat and drink independently, I just carry a sippy cup of water and crackers or Cheerios in a zip lock in my diaper bag for my 1 year old (who is weaned now, but I was doing this once she was around 9 months), but to each their own.
I have no problem with mamas breastfeeding however they want to, but I personally feel that it’s more appropriate to do it as modestly as your baby will allow. Some babies hate covers. Now, I say this because I don’t find it appropriate to whip your boob out (or both boobs) far before getting your baby ready to latch on, or breastfeeding right in front of someone face, example, working with a sales associate at a store and without any warning whipping your boob out when they’re knelt down in front of you showing you a shoe or something... it happened to me. I had no problem with it but a heads up would have been nice. But mamas are gonna do what they want and that’s okay too! Whatever works for you. I formula fed because I personally was not comfortable with the idea of taking my boobs out in public, but that’s just a completely personal feeling. I do think being respectful plays a part in it. Boobs are sexualized. As long as your being respectful and modest then I think do it where ever you want.
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