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Old 06-27-2011, 04:16 PM   #21
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Re: Do you cover up when nursing in public?

I tried a cover once when my DD was newborn. I didn't like it at all--it made things much more awkward and complicated for me, personally. I just nurse my littles wherever. But like others, I wear a tank under my shirts to cover my tummy and back. Shirt comes up, tank goes down, baby latches on--very easy, no skin showing.

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Old 06-27-2011, 06:27 PM   #22
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Re: Do you cover up when nursing in public?

Thanks everyone! It's nice to know that breastfeeding in public, coverless, is normal!

And yeah, I definitely plan on wearing an undertank... no one needs to see my belly, LOL! That would probably be more offensive than seeing my boob .
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:55 PM   #23
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Re: Do you cover up when nursing in public?

I nurse covered-ish. I hate the blanket-type covers that go over the baby's face. They make my son mad and frustrate me. I have a Baby Bond nursing sash that I love, especially if I didn't think my wardrobe through before leaving the house. Then my little guy's face is still uncovered, but my goods aren't out in the open. The other thing I've learned over the last few months is that if you just sit there quietly and don't go over the top with things, nobody notices and nobody cares.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:05 PM   #24
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Re: Do you cover up when nursing in public?

I do for the first 2 or 3 months when my little one is still learning how to nurse...then I ditch the hooter hider altogether. Sometimes I try to cover up if I'm at church, but my 9month old doesn't tolerate it, so I pretty much just try to be discreet. It's very liberating to not give a crap what people thing anymore...must be a 3rd baby thing for me. I also finally learned how to nurse in my boba baby carrier...also a 3rd child survival skill....so I can nurse the baby while chasing after my other two....most people can't tell what I'm doing
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:18 PM   #25
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After the first month or so (when its kind of awkward to get them latched on and they sometimes pop off and choke etc. so I kind of need one to avoid totally flashing people) I don't usually use a cover. I almost feel like it draws more attention. Usually I wear a nursing tank under a shirt and between and the baby's head almost everything is covered, its pretty discreet. I've had many people not even know I'm nursing. I've never had anyone be offended or upset that I'm nursing in public, actually my fil is more uncomfortable with it than strangers!
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You have to do what ever makes you comfy and keeps baby healthy and happy. I give you lots of credit for pumping, that is a TON of work. Wait untill you see how much easier this is!

Our first 3 children are close in age so at one point I nursed for nearly 7 years straight. I will say I have GIANT boobs so perhaps I might have been slightly more modest had they been a bit smaller. It is near on impossible for me to keep covered and nurse when my boob is 3X the size of LO's head

I have nursed EVERYWHERE. Planes, trains, malls, eating out, and even Disney. I have had a few nursing shirts but being a fluffy Mama makes the shirts cost like a kabillion dollars. You could get shirts from Motherwear pretty cheap with a coupon. Bravado nursing tanks are great because you can wear them under anything abd get great coverage. Keep in mind that is your breasts intended purpose. If people are embarassed they need not look. It isn't like you are wearing tassles and dancing on a table A baby needs to eat!
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:45 PM   #27
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It isn't like you are wearing tassles and dancing on a table A baby needs to eat!
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You have to do what ever makes you comfy and keeps baby healthy and happy. I give you lots of credit for pumping, that is a TON of work. Wait untill you see how much easier this is!

Our first 3 children are close in age so at one point I nursed for nearly 7 years straight. I will say I have GIANT boobs so perhaps I might have been slightly more modest had they been a bit smaller. It is near on impossible for me to keep covered and nurse when my boob is 3X the size of LO's head

I have nursed EVERYWHERE. Planes, trains, malls, eating out, and even Disney. I have had a few nursing shirts but being a fluffy Mama makes the shirts cost like a kabillion dollars. You could get shirts from Motherwear pretty cheap with a coupon. Bravado nursing tanks are great because you can wear them under anything abd get great coverage. Keep in mind that is your breasts intended purpose. If people are embarassed they need not look. It isn't like you are wearing tassles and dancing on a table A baby needs to eat!
Maybe I should do that, to overcome my paranoia about offending people by breastfeeding? Not to mention, a little extra cash couldn't hurt!
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:55 PM   #29
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Re: Do you cover up when nursing in public?

DS can't stand being covered up. Buuuut he's in that phase where he pulls off every time! I just wear a nursing tank or a stretchy tank under a loose fitting tee. That way we can still nurse discreetly without covering babe's head.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:06 PM   #30
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Re: Do you cover up when nursing in public?

With my first (a decade ago) I used receiving blankets and found them annoying. In the interim I've participated in the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt and found a product I knew in had to have if I got pregnant again, the MoBoleeze. It's a big floppy baby hat. It's beautiful, I bought it for myself this time around. Baby is due in a month and I can't wait to use it! Also I have very small breasts (normally an 'almost A' cup now a solid B) and I don't think it bothers me at all to be seen so really I'm only using the hat because I think it's the cutest.
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