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Old 06-16-2007, 08:56 PM   #1
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I NIP this evening, whoo hoo!

We had a lot of errands today and only one bottle of pumped milk. I fed dd in the car (comfy with the a/c and a book!) a couple of times while dh ran in to a store by himself or took a bathroom break. But I knew we were going to end up eating when dd wanted to eat, LOL!

It was in our fave Indian restaurant. It's a steady business kind of place but never crowded by any means (then again, we are early eaters...).

Anyway, it's SUCH a big deal because dd often SCREAMS between boobs or if she gets unlatched. Also she refuses the naked boob like poison...must have the damn nipple shield (and I sure wish there was some kind of GLUE for those things!). She sucks louder than Maggie Simpson, literally. And my boobs are big...braless is NOT an option here, So needless to say, I have expected NIP to be a HUGE challenge!

No one else was seated on our side of the restaurant, so right away I felt better. When she started getting fussy, I just finished up my appetizer, put her in my lap, and tried to latch as quickly and dicreetly as one can when a nipple shield and big boobs (and a not-so-small-baby!) are involved. You couldn't see anything between my tee shirt, her head, and the tablecloth, but it was pretty obvious she was eating,

Three different waiters and also the hostess came over to our table while dd was nursing, and no one acted like they cared, YAY! I mean, if the guys were a little freaked out, they sure didn't show it. Most of them are FROM India or Pakistan, so I'm sure it's not something they hadn't seen before...just probably not too often in THIS country! And Indian and Pakistani waiters are just ALWAYS so darn polite anyway.

PHEW I feel better. But I still will be nervous the first time we attempt NIP with prudish Americans nearby, LOL.

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Old 06-16-2007, 09:00 PM   #2
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Good for you!!!

But in response to your siggy I must say "once a NYer always a NYer"
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:45 PM   #3
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Yup, I am a native NYer, still consider myself a NYer, and I miss it dearly. Except for the smell of the subway and the gigantic roaches in Chinatown at 2 am. But I digress, LOL!
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Way to go, mama... The first time is always SO nervewracking..although who knows why...


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WTG!!!!

A quick smear of lanoline will keep the shield on better. It doesn't take much, but it was the only think I found that worked well.
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:39 AM   #7
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Lanolin is too much work. WATER will make it adhere a bit. I'm dead serious. I used to wet mine first and that sucker would stick right on. Oh man am I glad to be rid of that!

Congrats on NIP!!!
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Woohoo mama!!! Yay!

I remember my first NIP experience---I, too, had a nipple shield then.
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Woohoo mama!!! Yay!

I remember my first NIP experience---I, too, had a nipple shield then.
Where did you get that nursing smiley LOVE it
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Where did you get that nursing smiley LOVE it
Someone else here had it in her siggie, and I asked if I could use it, too. Please feel free to use it, too It makes me giggle every time I see it!
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