Nursing in public that is!
It really wasn't that hard. I'm so happy b/c I was forced to and I overcame my "fears" or whatever they were! I feel so free!
04-25-2006, 10:37 AM
YEAH! OH YAY! YEAH! Go you Rach! There is nothing more wonderful than being able to provide nourishment for you child! And absolutely nothing wrong with doing it in public!
04-25-2006, 10:39 AM
hurray! That was my biggest fear also! It really isnt a big deal once you do it! :)
04-25-2006, 10:41 AM
wtg rachel! i remember the first time i nip w/ dd - i did feel like i could take on the world afterwards. glad it went well for you too!
04-25-2006, 11:09 AM
Good for you!!! It does get easier with each time you do. I nursed my toddler at silver dollar city last week. :D
04-25-2006, 12:16 PM
Good for you! :) now it'll be a lot easier to NIP, and soon enough you won't even think twice!
04-25-2006, 02:36 PM
Funny what makes us all nervous. I was NIP when ds was like 5 days old (yes, he's my first) & we've nursed everywhere...but it took a while for me to be comfortable nursing him at my parents house with my dad around.
Anyway, congrats - I am sure it will make your life a lot easier! I can't imagine what I'd do without it!
04-25-2006, 03:52 PM
:D WTG Rachel!!! :D
It's something about the second baby...you just don't always have the option to go hide somewhere! LOL I ended up NIP with Bryan in the funniest places...by the play train tables in Toys R Us...in McDonalds...all over.
It's definitely a liberating feeling!
04-25-2006, 05:39 PM
Yay!! Awesome!! Now seeing you will help other mamas to feel as free!!
Good Job!! :D
04-25-2006, 05:40 PM
WTG mama! :D
04-25-2006, 05:44 PM
woo hoo go you its much easier when u dont worry
04-25-2006, 05:53 PM
:) How cool!
04-25-2006, 06:58 PM
I wish I had your guts. You're an inspiration that I too will get there someday...
04-25-2006, 07:11 PM
Oh this is my second kid...I never NIP'd in public with my first... I was too "embarrassed" or whatever... always went to the car or left the room. The only time I ever did was on an airplane...
Anyway, you can do it... but I know how you feel... I'm sure I"ll be nervous next time too but at least I did it.
I mean there were not a ton of people around or anything but it wasn't the car or my house so... you can do it... !
04-25-2006, 07:58 PM
Way to go Rachel. Actually, you'll notice that very few people around you will notice. With my dc, I noticed (and I've heard other mamas say this too) that the main group who notices are older ladies who just have this sweet smile on their faces as though they're reminiscing about feeding their babies all those years ago. :D
04-25-2006, 08:20 PM
:) Good Job! The first time is the trickiest. Keep it up, you'll just keep gaining confidence!
04-27-2006, 11:31 AM
:happyclap: Yea, Rach!!! Next thing you know you'll be nursing while ordering at Outback or on the bench at the zoo, like me!!!! It only gets easier from here!
04-27-2006, 12:28 PM
Yay! Isn't it the best! It will get easier over time. :)
As for nursing a second child in public, the amusing part for me is I actually nursed my DS less in public then my DD... Not from my choice though... :( He just would not nurse if we were out for a long time. What a pain that was! I was actually reduced to bringing a bottle of expressed BM with me for a couple of months. He is a lot better now, though. At Disney, though (DS was five months old), I did make good use of the breastfeeding rooms since DS was still being difficult about nursing while out.
04-28-2006, 12:04 AM
I still have yet to overcome this "fear" of mine! :cry:
04-28-2006, 07:34 AM
:yay: it does get easier and easier!!!
04-28-2006, 07:41 AM
05-05-2006, 12:07 PM
congrats!!! Good Job!
05-05-2006, 12:37 PM
WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I remember my DH being freaked out with me nursing in public the first time with our first baby. Than again, I got to smart back with "Well, you're the one that told me to not worry because we forgot the diaper bag and I "have the food right here" so stop trying to shield me with that big ol' blanket! You're calling more attention to me!" Our baby was less than two weeks old (and yes, I forgot the diaperbag.. hey, at least I didn't forget the kid!) So I had it in me to be rebellious from the get go...
Keep it up and it does get easier... the only thing to remember is that if there is an inkling of a chance you'll have to nurse in public, wear a good nursing bra that is easy to get undone/done back up (preferrably with one hand) and a shirt that if baby goes "Whooooopsiedaisy I SEE YOU!" and lifts the dang thing up you won't be exposing everything. My 1 yr old LOVES to do that!
good luck and keep it going! :goodvibes: :thumbsup:
05-09-2006, 09:30 PM
Great job Rachel - by doing that you are making breastfeeding more "normal" for everyone who sees you. There are tons of people out there who have *never* seen a woman breastfeed her child, which is very sad. It's so nice to be able to leave the house with only your baby and a spare dipe, knowing you can feed the babe whenever, wherever! :) Keep it up, and next thing you know, you'll be like me (nursing the baby in the middle of an incredibly crowded pub while you wait for your table at the restaurant upstairs!). :thumbsup:
05-09-2006, 11:03 PM
:yay: :clapclap: :clapclap: :clapclap:
Good job. I have gotten a lot more comfortable with it now that I have my second. I have to say I am a big girl so it is harder with the big boobs, I found my ring sling has made it SUPER easy to nurse in public. I did it @ DH high school reunion. Before I knew it DH had a bunch of old football buddies at our table and no one knew becacuse she was in her sling they thought she was sleeping :giggle:
Keep it up and all of you who are a little scared GO FOR IT ~ YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!