View Poll Results: When BFing in public do you cover up?
Always 73 18.96%
Never 126 32.73%
Depends on location or people around me 179 46.49%
N/A because I avoid Nursing in Public 7 1.82%
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:25 AM   #11
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I never cover up. I'm small chested so once she latches on you can't see much anyways. I think a cover brings more attention than no cover really.

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Old 12-20-2008, 10:26 AM   #12
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For me, I am more likely to cover up when around my family than when in the middle of a crowded mall. I think it's because I don't really care if a stranger "catches a peek" but when my brother is 2 feet away, it weirds me out to think he might see my boob!
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:28 AM   #13
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I cover in most public places - mall, restaurant, and especially church!! (Church just doesn't seem like the place to risk flashing anyone... ) Basically I cover myself when I'm anywhere that there are men other than my husband. I do this for 2 reasons: 1. My husband would prefer our friends or even strangers not see any part of my boob; 2. I don't want to make others uncomfortable. The point of nursing, after all, isn't to make a "statement", but to give my babies the best I can. I can still do that covered!
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:35 AM   #14
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I use a cover.

I like the idea of the culture becoming more comfortable with nursing mamas though. A friend will nurse anywhere without a cover. I feel like, 'you go girl' I just am not that confident.

Sometimes the purpose of the blanket is so DS doesn't get so distracted.
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I cover in most public places - mall, restaurant, and especially church!! (Church just doesn't seem like the place to risk flashing anyone... ) Basically I cover myself when I'm anywhere that there are men other than my husband. I do this for 2 reasons: 1. My husband would prefer our friends or even strangers not see any part of my boob; 2. I don't want to make others uncomfortable. The point of nursing, after all, isn't to make a "statement", but to give my babies the best I can. I can still do that covered!
I agree. When we go out places we usually bring a bottle so I don't nurse at all in public. I'm sure dh wouldn't like it plus I'm just uncomfortable with it. Even if I wanted to nurse in public it would be hard bc I have a large chest
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:38 AM   #16
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I do b/c Addy always want to look around and expose me and she is a sloppy eater so milk is being sprayed everywhere

I use a cover when pumping at work b/c I have been walked in on a few times
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Nope. Nothing says "I'M BREASTFEEDING"!!!!!!!!! more than covering up, IMO. Nothing shows anyway.

Depending on where I am/who I am around, I may put a light blanket over my babies' body but never over his head. It's too hot and advertises what I'm doing. I'm not embarrassed of course but some people are.
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Re: Do you cover up when NIP?

I cover up when in public unless in a place where there are other nursing moms. Dh definitely isn't comfortable with other ppl seeing my chest. I don't disagree with not covering up though, many young girls wear far more revealing clothes than a nursing mother is showing.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:49 AM   #19
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I don't cover up. Even if I wanted to, Avery would never go for it. The first few times I tried NIP I did, but I got over it quick
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I am discrete wherever I am, but I don't always use a cover. When I use a cover, it's because my dad, brothers, or other men are around. I don't feel uncomfortable around them, but try to save them from feeling uncomfortable.
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