View Poll Results: How, if at all, do you nurse in public?
I don't 1 1.35%
Discreetly/covered or in a private place. 13 17.57%
I cover or find solitude if possible 24 32.43%
Openly, anywhere/anytime & don't bother with a cover. 36 48.65%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-01-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
Sageac's Avatar
Sageac
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 1,145
My Mood:
Public nursing: How do you do it?

I thought it would be interesting, since I'm in an unsure about it place, to see what you ladies do/think.
__________________

Minimal, Communal, Earthy, Crafty Loving Single-Mama to C E : R and baby D
Sageac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 02:21 PM   #2
SpanishBella
Registered Users
Formerly: yd***on
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,065
My Mood:
Re: Public nursing: How do you do it?

I have a nursing cover and nurse wherever I go whenever my LO is hungry.
SpanishBella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 02:44 PM   #3
RochelleS's Avatar
RochelleS
Registered Users
Formerly: shae
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Washington state
Posts: 1,504
My Mood:
Re: Public nursing: How do you do it?

Whenever and wherever. I don't use a cover or blanket or anything. The law in my state says that moms are allowed to nurse anywhere at any time!
__________________
I'm Rochelle! Mama to DD (1/15/09) and DS (8/20/10).
RochelleS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 02:52 PM   #4
SillyEllie
Registered Users
Formerly: ardygurly
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 8,476
My Mood:
Re: Public nursing: How do you do it?

I nurse discreetly mainly because I don't want to bring attention to myself. I feed my baby whenever she is hungry. I do try to find a quiet place just because that's what I'm comfortable with and my lo gets distracted easily anyways
__________________
April- wife to my love homeschooling mama to A 8/08 & F 3/10 and C 2/13
SillyEllie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 02:54 PM   #5
Pampered Mama's Avatar
Pampered Mama
Registered Users
Formerly: JASMommy
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3,891
My Mood:
Re: Public nursing: How do you do it?

I started out trying to use a cover when LO was tiny, but he fussed so much, and I hated fumbling with the cover, so after a couple tries, I ditched it- after that, I covered as much as was reasonable, and nurse whenever/wherever. I've never had anyone say anything to me, but I have had a number of people smile and nod.
__________________
Tanya~ Mom to 7
( '99) ( '07) ( '08) ( '10) ( '11) ( '12) (It's a Boy! 8/14)



Pampered Mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 02:55 PM   #6
TeachinAuntie's Avatar
TeachinAuntie
Registered Users
Formerly: sgoe***
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 8,156
My Mood:
Re: Public nursing: How do you do it?

in the early days I used a cover. Now that we're "nursing pros" I don't use a cover but nurse discreetly using my shirt.
__________________
Steph: DW to Tim
Proud Mama to Lucas Wayne 10/18/09 & Vincent James8/8/11

TeachinAuntie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 03:14 PM   #7
dolphingirl
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 615
My Mood:
Re: Public nursing: How do you do it?

This is my fifth baby to nurse, and at this point, I'm pretty much comfortable nursing anywhere with some caveats. I've never owned or used a nursing cover, and I just find it more awkward covering her with a blanket. I either wear a nursing shirt or a nursing tank with a regular shirt over. If we're in a place like a restaurant where there's some noise and I'm sitting with family/friends, I'll just stay right at the table and nurse. However, there are some situations, like sitting in a circle at Bible class where the environment is really quiet and everyone is looking at each other where I'm not entirely comfortable mostly because DD is a noisy/messy nurser. It will be easier when she gets older. In cases like that, I put her in the sling, step away from the group for a bit to get her latched on and nursing comfortably, and then I'll come back to the group. Same thing for church. Otherwise everyone would hear her smacking away and trying to deal with my overactive letdown!
Nursing in a sling is definitely the easiest way for me to nurse in public. She's in her familiar environment, so she's more relaxed, and most people don't realize she's nursing! I can nurse her at the store and keep pushing my cart and getting the shopping done. With my first baby, I felt really confined until I learned that trick!
Kristin
dolphingirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 04:06 PM   #8
megs715
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,321
Re: Public nursing: How do you do it?

I nurse wherever/whenever she is hungry. I started out trying to use a blanket, but it was too hard. I try to be discreet, but honestly just don't worry a bunch about it. I'm feeding a baby, if I was bottle feeding, nobody would take a second glance! The only place I don't feed her (often, if I can avoid it at all) is around my grandpa (he lives with us)....more out of respect than anything, but I've started to loosen up on that lately too.
megs715 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 04:15 PM   #9
palsmama's Avatar
palsmama
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,140
My Mood:
Re: Public nursing: How do you do it?

i nurse where ever when ever....now that he is so contractible it is a little hard but we manage to without flashing anyone
__________________
Sahm to P (1/10) and wifey to P since 2008...we are a , , selective vax'ing, AP'ing, regretful circer now non circing, non-CIO, , babywearing, going green kinda family, baby GIRL born 10-13-2012!!!
palsmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 04:23 PM   #10
sweetcheeksllc
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wichita KS
Posts: 7
Re: Public nursing: How do you do it?

I nurse in public... whenever the munchkin is hungry... and I'm hit or miss with a cover! Most of the time, its just a distraction (for her and everyone else!) and so I do try to find a quiet space (she's VERY distractable!).
sweetcheeksllc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.