Breastfeeding in Public: Put That Thing Away!
Submitted by MariMK
OK, so I'm not the feminist some women are. But honey, we all get that you're breastfeeding—we don't need a show.
I nursed my son, and timing was not always convenient, but I stuck with it as long as it was good for us. But I did notice that while I was discreet in public—I would go into a quiet corner and cover up my son's head with a light blanket—many women would just plop down and literally whip out a breast in the middle of a busy area and nurse away.
I have shared this opinion with other women. The majority of them agree with me, but the few who don't figure that I have a "problem" with my body. Granted, "the girls" aren't what they used to be, but I owe that more to my pregnancy than nursing. (I never knew before I nursed how far they could stretch and twist, but that's another issue altogether.)
My point? In private, do whatever works for you and your baby. But if you're, say, in a funeral home and you need to nurse, and you are so exposed that the people around you are visibly uncomfortable, cover up! Especially when someone asks in a not-so-discreet way, "When are you going to put that thing away?" Don't tell him where to go. You go find a private place of your own.