View Poll Results: When BFing in public do you cover up?
Always 73 18.96%
Never 126 32.73%
Depends on location or people around me 179 46.49%
N/A because I avoid Nursing in Public 7 1.82%
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:52 AM   #21
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Re: Do you cover up when NIP?

I have big breasts and dd is 15 months and pops off all the time at random intervals but I will nurse wherever we are without a cover if she wants to nurse. I always wear a nursing tank or a nursing top since I don't want my "muffin top" showing but if someone catches a flash of boob, no biggie to me.

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Old 12-20-2008, 10:53 AM   #22
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Re: Do you cover up when NIP?

I chose "depends" but it's really more like "other". I never did with my oldest, and I only started recently with the baby. She's six months old now, and gets easily distracted by all the sights and sounds out in public. I even have to make DH mute the TV at home or she pops on and off until we're both soaked.

It has nothing to do with modesty, or with making other people feel comfortable.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:14 AM   #23
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I usually use a RS to nurse in, so there's that tail there. When I nurse in a pouch or MT I don't bring anything else to cover up with generally. I might toss a PF on DS's head because he's VERY easily distracted. Once I forgot a sling altogether and had to get a blankie to cover him up, because I was with my neighbor who does not BF (she thinks it's yucky, or something... like she was in 7th grade) and we were going out to eat.


That blankie is now Dec's most favorite "bankee", he loves on it and he snuggles it when he goes to bed. So that "oops" turned into an awesome thing for D.


I don't have a "hooter hider". I chose "depends" because I do try to cover him up when he's in a RS, mostly because he's distractable, and when we nurse in public I'm walking around or in a shop and he *REALLY* enjoys showing off his spoils, I don't care if anyone sees me nursing, but I don't want to give a full-on peep show because it amuses my 13mo, lol.
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I have big breasts and dd is 15 months and pops off all the time at random intervals but I will nurse wherever we are without a cover if she wants to nurse. I always wear a nursing tank or a nursing top since I don't want my "muffin top" showing but if someone catches a flash of boob, no biggie to me.
I have big ol' boobies too
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:18 AM   #25
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I don't cover up. It's not like you can even see much anyway. I lift my top up and am more concerned at people see my post-baby tummy than my boob!
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:21 AM   #26
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Re: Do you cover up when NIP?

I said it depends, but mostly out in public I will use the bathroom or fitting room if there's no nursing room...My ds pops off all the time to look around and shows whoever is near all my goods, so I try not give 'em a show.
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I don't cover, but that doesn't mean you can see everything.
Then again Soph is 18 mo, and I don't NIP all that often anymore. The last time was a few days ago in Red Lobster. I wanted to finish my meal.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:54 AM   #28
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Re: Do you cover up when NIP?

I did sometimes. I have huge boobs (G) and didn't want anyone to see them. If I was out and about with a group of moms, I didn't usually care tho.

I figure that if a mama needs to cover up in order to feel comfy bfing in public, then that's okay in my book. The more breast feeders in the world, the better...whether they cover up or not.
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nak.

depends. at church, yes I try. Anywhere else? not really. I don't just let my boob hang out - we just nurse.

With my ds1 I was nursing in a resturaunt with a cover and had people sitting near us ask the waiter to reseat them - since then I really didnt care. It is their problem. I've never had anyone ask me to stop though.
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I don't cover up. It's not like you can even see much anyway. I lift my top up and am more concerned at people see my post-baby tummy than my boob!
same here. I usually wear my nursing tank underneath my shirt if I know I'll have to Nurse while I am out and thats only because I hate for any skin to show from my tummy or side. I'm not afraid of my boob showing because, well, I don't let it show. I'm not afraid to nurse in public, if they don't like it oh well because my baby has to eat and I'm not going to make him hot and uncomfortable because people don't know how to look away. NOTHING ever shows anyways. I wear big enough shirts out that it's not a problem.
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