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 10-30-2008, 02:08 AM   #91
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I nurse in public- and I voted openly... but we always try to be discrete and not "flappin in the wind" but I don't use one of those stupid covers or a blanket.

I have found that MY own comfort level has changed with each child. I get more nervous and uncomfortable now that I have MORE kids than when I had 1 or 2 kids. Strange, I know.

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Old 10-30-2008, 03:26 AM   #92
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we did discreetly not anymore since dd does most of her nursing while we are home
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:25 AM   #93
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Re: Do You Nurse in Public?

I used to do it openly and proud but now ds is just too distracted. He is 1 and just has too much else he'd rather do! If we're out and about I keep a sippy of water and we'll just delay the nursing till we get home! If we're going to be out a long time then I have to seek a private room to nurse him and even then if there's too much interesting stuff in the room its hard to get him to stay latched long enough for a let-down! LOL
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:41 AM   #94
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Random aside, my mom's family is from Lebanon It's small enough that I don't come across many people from there.
Lol. It is small. Hopefully for them, they aren't my neighbors!
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:43 PM   #95
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I almost had to vote other here...I don't use a cover or nursing tops anymore, but am still pretty discrete? I'm not sure where the line is between discrete and openly, I'm both.
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:52 PM   #96
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openly, but i don't exactly "whip it out!"
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:09 PM   #97
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Re: Do You Nurse in Public?

Funny thing how she's gotten older and I've gotten less concerned with having my boob out in public. When DD was first born and we went out, I did everything I possibly could to make sure we were both covered. Those days, I usually went out with her in a meitai and we'd drape the blanket over her head; it was the only way to keep her from crying while out in public.

DD is 7 months old and now we nurse openly. When I'm out with my parents, my Dad tends to make a fuss and scrambles to find something to cover us up. Inevitably, DD just shakes whatever cover off of her head and goes back to nursing.

We were out with DH at a Thai restaurant the other night. DD was fussing so onto the boob I popped her. The waitress came by and smiled and said, "Oh that's great, she's having her dinner too!" I loved that reaction!
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We NIP. I don't flash things around but I also don't do things like cover my baby's head, etc. I'm sure if someone was looking right when I was latching they might get a quick nip shot, but my thought is if you don't want to see it - don't look.

Boobs are everywhere, there's nothing all that special or different about mine, so I just don't see it as that big of a deal.

I really think if more mom's nursed publicly without feeling the need to be closed away - it would become far more of the norm. So, I'm trying to do my part.
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Always have and always will Dont cover just use my shirt
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I really think if more mom's nursed publicly without feeling the need to be closed away - it would become far more of the norm. So, I'm trying to do my part.
I completely agree!
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