View Poll Results: Do you Nurse in Public?
Nope, not for me! 7 1.85%
Nope, but I wish I could do it! 9 2.38%
Yes, but we do it discretely! 183 48.41%
Yes, openly and proudly! 157 41.53%
Stopped NIPing past a certain age. 17 4.50%
The Notorious Other 5 1.32%
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:57 PM   #101
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I do nurse in public, my DD is 8 months old next Thurs. She is quite nosy though, so it is sometimes a struggle. She loves to people watch!

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Old 10-31-2008, 01:45 PM   #102
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Awesome poll Mama! I do! I just feel comfortable doing so.... I was at the zoo over the summer and just walking around nursing my little one in my arms.... I got some really funny looks... I told my step-dad when I got to his house about it and he said that I was lucky that I didn't get arrested... ummm... okay ....

Anyway.... I feel very comfortable doing so. I love breastfeeding so much and I usually use a some type of small cover, but I definitely am not hiding what I am doing....

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Old 10-31-2008, 08:34 PM   #103
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I NIP openly and discreetly. I chose "other" on the poll. My DD is nearing 16 months but still isn't that enthralled with solids, so nurses frequently.

If someone approached me, DH and I would give them a verbal what-for
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:50 PM   #104
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We do. Ds is 2 we are discreet but natural. no covers ect.
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now that my son is a year old nursing him can be a struggle to get him to SIT while nursing so i normally nurse him before we leave the house and dont usually have to nurse him while we are out but if i do i have to take him in another room or to the car because hes all over my lap and i guess i just dont feel comfortable with my boobs all out there lol
when he was younger i would be discreet and it wasnt a big deal
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:00 PM   #106
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Re: Do You Nurse in Public?

DS is 14 months old and we don't NIP anymore although we would if we needed to. By in public I mean like the park/mall...although if we had to or I felt like it we would. I just prefer to do it at home or somewhere we feel comfortable.
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I always NIP and have no problems about it. I don't use blankets/nursing covers/etc. to cover up. Anna is 13 1/2 months old now and if we are out when she wants to nurse, then so be it! That is what breasts were made for....to bf!!!!
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I voted yes, but discretely. Dd is almost 21 mo now and still nursing a few times a day, and I think the last time I NIP was a couple months ago, once on the metro when it wasn't busy & once at the big train station in DC in the food court.
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I voted yes, but discretely. When we are out and about I use my Peanut Shell cover.
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I openly nursed DD1 until she was close to 2 yrs old, I think. With DD2 I did so til she was more like 3. It was easy to be discreet with my first child, but my younger one was more difficult, and I was thankful, to just not flash anyone.
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