View Poll Results: Do you cover up when NIP?
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:04 AM   #21
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Re: NIP: To cover or not to cover...that is the poll question

I voted "Other." I've never been in a situation where I needed to NIP, so this hasn't been an issue for us. Oscar's at a really distractable age and its hard enough to get him to concentrate on eating when we're in a quiet, familiar room at home. I can't imagine getting him to latch in the middle of the food court at the mall or something. So, we just plan our outings around his normal meal times. It has limited my freedom a little bit, but I'm still able to get what I need to get done. It just takes a bit more advance planning than it used to.

I am totally supportive of mommas who want to whip 'em out in public, though. If your kiddo is hungry and you aren't modest, go for it!

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Old 02-16-2008, 10:10 AM   #22
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I definitely would NOT cover up. I figure two things:
1. The more people see nursing in public, the more it slowly normalizes it.
2. If you don't like it, you can easily turn your head.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:15 AM   #23
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I allow my shirt to cover so I'm not hanging all out, but I don't use a blanket.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:32 AM   #24
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Re: NIP: To cover or not to cover...that is the poll question

I've never covered up and never will. Nothing about seeing a baby eat is offensive or disgusting.

I have (once) used the nursing room at the mall - only because I was by myself and it was easier to manage the baby and my 3 year old...

I am discreet and do my best to make sure that no one sees anything.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:46 AM   #25
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Re: NIP: To cover or not to cover...that is the poll question

I Bfed ds until he was 1 year and I am bfing the new one also. I think for me this question is not so much if you are emarassed or whatever about bfing. I personally don't like to see others body parts. I get uncomfortable when others are nursing out in the open. if you are in a room for nursing or that type of a thing, I think do what you would like. but if your out int he open in a store or restaraunt or whatever, I think out of respect of others you should cover up. I like it when others cover up so I do it. it is more of a modesty issue for me. I just don't hink it is modest to be taking out your boob and having the chance for others to see. I don't care if the know I'm nursing, bring all the attention to me that you want, I just don't want even the chance of flashing people to be there. witht that said I make and use nursing covers and not blankets for this purpose. blankets get hot really fast and my lo's seem to be heat tanks so even in the winter get hot that way, so the cooler the fabric the better.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:52 AM   #26
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I don't cover up but I am discreet
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:02 AM   #27
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Re: NIP: To cover or not to cover...that is the poll question

I would prefer to cover up for my own comfort and don't give a flying fickle pickle what others think.My Son needs to eat... they are boobs, get over it!

MY DS hates wearing anything over his head or even have fabric touching him while he nurses... so even if I do attempt to cover... it usually ends in a show anyway

The only time I seem to be a little more discrete is when he is super sleepy and I get him down in the sling.
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Most of the time I cover up in public.

The main reason is that my boobs are very huge and I have never found the right combo of bra + shirt that will help me to nurse my baby without practically stripping. The other reason is out of respect for the people around me. I see absolutely NOTHING wrong with NIP, but I understand that some people will be uncomfortable with the fact that they *may* see a private part of my body. Now, if someone just had a problem with nursing in general, screw them. I'm gonna feed my baby.

The only thing I do take issue as far as NIP goes is when moms do not try to be discreet - as in you can see their entire breast from across the room - I don't think that is appropriate. I had a mom pretty much take off her shirt to nurse her baby when I was young (my mom nursed all her life as well, so I wasn't uncomfortable about nursing at all) and I was pretty embarrassed. I just don't think that is necessary.
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I used to, when I was a new mama, but I no longer bother. I am pretty good at not flashing anyone, and my kids tend to rip any cover right off if I try anyway.
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:28 AM   #30
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Re: NIP: To cover or not to cover...that is the poll question

I have never covered up with a blanket when nursing. I don't want to eat with a blanket over my head so why would my children. I am discreet though. Has nothing to do with other people, I just don't like hanging it all out there. The baby covers my lower half and my shirt covers the upper half. The only exposed time is when I am latching them on and I turn away from anyone to do that. I think people who have a problem with women NIP are ignorant and ridiculous. I also think that men who believe that everyone in the room is looking at the nursing woman trying to get an arousing glimpse of boob is insecure and ignorant. I think that if you are looking hard enough to see something then you're rude and you need to learn not to stare at people in public.
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