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Old 06-14-2013, 12:55 AM   #11
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I breastfeed whereever I am even in restraunts and I do not use a cover. If people are offended by a nursing child then they are the ones who can sit in the comforts of their home, not me.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:18 AM   #12
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No mama you have that wrong. They need to go sit and eat in the comfort of a bathroom stall. Preferrably a dirty one.
Lol. Yes!

I nurse in public (with a cover). Pumping & carrying a bottle is usually a hassle for me. I have accidentally flashed people in Starbucks & I'm totally ok with that. Sometimes, I'd love to be one of those super-confident mamas & just ditch the cover altogether because it becomes such an awkward wrestling match when the baby is wiggling & I'm trying to situate my boob, bra & bra pad inside my shirt without exposing myself... lol...

However, I will bring a bottle with me if I'm with certain people that I would feel awkward nursing in front of.... or if I just don't feel like dealing with the awkwardness of NIP.

I guess it comes down to whether the hassle of pumping outweighs the awkwardness of nursing in public.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:36 AM   #13
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I do bring a bottle, but I always BF in public. I would use a cover for my LO- she doesn't like bright lights. But lately, the cover is just a hassle. She constantly tries to take it off, so I finally just went without. Nobody said a thing!

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Old 06-14-2013, 01:43 AM   #14
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Re: Breast or bottle in a restaurant?

With my first, I would have brought a bottle.

With my second, I would have brought a breast.

I was uber nervous about NIP with my first. By the second, I didn't care anymore.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:10 AM   #15
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:11 AM   #16
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No mama you have that wrong. They need to go sit and eat in the comfort of a bathroom stall. Preferrably a dirty one.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:21 AM   #17
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Re: Breast or bottle in a restaurant?

I try to avoid haveing to nurse in a booth if I can. IMO, It is a huge PITB. Not enough room. If I know there is a good chance the baby will want to eat at a restraunt then I will sit at a table.

however, I also do not like trying to eat and nurse a baby at the same time. So I will try and feed before we leave.

If it is just me and the older kids-- I will stay in the car, feed the baby and let the older kids watch a movie or play with toys. Much easier than trying to wrangle everyone.

sometiems I use a cover/sometimes not. Depends on baby and how distractable she is.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:39 AM   #18
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Re: Breast or bottle in a restaurant?

I'm lazy and don't like to carry around bottles. However, nursing at the table can result in not enough room so I will go into a CLEAN bathroom or into the car.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:01 AM   #19
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Re: Breast or bottle in a restaurant?

I just keep a cover with me and nurse wherever. My ODD would not take a bottle from me and YDD is just starting to take one. The bottle was more of a hassle for me personally. My kids love(d) to nurse and my husband supports it. The rest of the family got use to it. I did try to sit some where that my back could be against a wall though for a little more privacy.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:16 AM   #20
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I nurse everywhere... and I'm too lazy/forgetful to bring a cover (plus my daughter hates being covered). I usually wear a cheap camisole under my shirt ($3.50 "disposable" ones from Wet Seal or Forever 21)... Shirt up, cami & bra down, and no one can see a thing! Even with my giant 36E's to contend with. :thimbsup:
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