View Poll Results: Do you use nursing cover in public?
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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Do you use a nursing cover in public?

I rarely do. Just curious if I am too open.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:29 PM   #2
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I'm no longer bf'ing, but I never did when I was.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:32 PM   #4
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As of right now she lets me but if she ever doesn't want to I wont make her
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:38 PM   #5
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I've breastfed 3 babies and never even owned a nursing "cover". It would be weird in my circle of friends to cover up with something, but on occasion I have covered with a blanket if baby was sleepy and we were out somewhere it felt was distracting to baby. Never because I thought I "had" to.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:46 PM   #6
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I've breastfed 3 babies and never even owned a nursing "cover". It would be weird in my circle of friends to cover up with something, but on occasion I have covered with a blanket if baby was sleepy and we were out somewhere it felt was distracting to baby. Never because I thought I "had" to.
this is me but we have just 2 LO DD she weaned at 4yrs and I never had a designated "cover" and did not cover but I had slings. Still even with the sling I did not cover her.

I just bf whenever,wherever and nothing can really be seen when we NIP n
With DS he is 22 mths and bfing and if I tried covering him he would make way more of a scene pulling the sling up and down and play "pee-a-boo-booby" all while laughing and nursing at the same time

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Old 07-02-2009, 05:40 AM   #7
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Most people don't even realize I'm nursing. But a big blanket/tent draped over your shoulder? If it had a mouth it's be screaming, "Look at me, I'm nursing over here!" I mean, I understand that some people have a hard time getting over the nerves, or have a baby who unlatches a lot and would be flashing everyone all the time... but I really don't see "discreet" with a nursing cover!
I used one in the first month of my baby's life while I "learned to latch quickly" then I just stopped. It was too hot and I got waaaaaaaay more looks with it than with out.
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this is me but we have just 2 LO DD she weaned at 4yrs and I never had a designated "cover" and did not cover but I had slings. Still even with the sling I did not cover her.

I just bf whenever,wherever and nothing can really be seen when we NIP n
With DS he is 22 mths and bfing and if I tried covering him he would make way more of a scene pulling the sling up and down and play "pee-a-boo-booby" all while laughing and nursing at the same time

That's exactly how it would be if I covered with my 1 y.o. He likes to be uncovered and looking around! He's starting to nurse standing up now so he can get a view of everything!

To the OP question: I only used a cover in the beginning [maybe a month] then I just said forget it. It was too hot, too much work and my son didn't like it.
I don't outright expose myself now, but I do nurse anytime, anywhere. Usually if someone feels uncomfortable, they move. I won't personally cover for anyone because I don't ask them to cover their face when they eat.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:42 PM   #8
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Never have. I'm on baby #3. I learned early on with #1 to strategically cover my breasts and belly with my shirts.....flashing a bit of breast has never bothered me too much...flashing my belly, now that horrifies me! LOL!
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #9
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I learned early on with #1 to strategically cover my breasts and belly with my shirts.....flashing a bit of breast has never bothered me too much...flashing my belly, now that horrifies me! LOL!
Me too! I only "cover up" if I'm uncomfortable with the people around me (like my FIL who came to town for father's day). Most of the time I just try to cover my belly.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:45 AM   #10
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Never have. I'm on baby #3. I learned early on with #1 to strategically cover my breasts and belly with my shirts.....flashing a bit of breast has never bothered me too much...flashing my belly, now that horrifies me! LOL!
Me too! For me, a cover is just another thing to fiddle with when you have a hungry anxious baby. I also am more worried about my post partem tummy showing! :
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