View Poll Results: Do you use nursing cover in public?
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:15 PM   #71
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Nope, and I'm one of "THOSE" who will flop it out anywhere, anytime.

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i never wear a cover in public on purpose. it broadcast that you are ashamed of bf. i am very proud of giving my baby the best food on earth.

i think if more new mammas saw the experienced ones nurse in public proudly they would feel more comfortable with doing it themselves


I voted never. That being said there are only a few occassions that I have. One of which being if there is a gross looking perv staring me down or my dh's male relatives are around, which is rare b/c we dont live around them. It makes me a tad uncomfortable esp. since dh's uncle is a pervo. Other than that- never. I have size DD boobs, but dont think I show hardly anything anyway. I show more in a low cut top than bfing.
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:49 PM   #73
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i never wear a cover in public on purpose. it broadcast that you are ashamed of bf. i am very proud of giving my baby the best food on earth.

i think if more new mammas saw the experienced ones nurse in public proudly they would feel more comfortable with doing it themselves
I find this post really offensive. I did not use a nursing cover because I was ashamed of nursing. I used a nursing cover for my own comfort, and teh comfort of my husband.
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:55 PM   #74
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I find this post really offensive. I did not use a nursing cover because I was ashamed of nursing. I used a nursing cover for my own comfort, and teh comfort of my husband.
Um, yeah. I still nurse my 3.5 year old in public...I'm certainly not ashamed. Like I said, sometimes I wear a cover...but so my DD is less distracted and actually gets a feeding out of nursing.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:21 AM   #75
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I do not use a cover, but DH is always trying to give me a blanket to cover DS up with, so I think some husbands are just accustomed to seeing it done that way. I always have an undershirt under a top layer and it acts as a perfect cover, only exposing what I need to expose for him to latch on, and then you can't see anything. The only time I "flop it out" is when I'm at home, or at the pool and I"m wearing just a swimsuit. And if I do need to expose the top part of my breast, I place a flat over the skin so that I'm not drawing unwanted attention from strangers glancing at a sea of exposed skin.

That said, when I brought DD home from the hospital 2.5 yrs ago, my dad was staying with us and I felt it necessary to use a cover at home. My mom was like "what are you doing?" and I told her that I didn't want to make dad uncomfortable seeing my boob and all. She laughed and told me that he did not mind, and I've never covered up at home since. I think sometimes people cover up for the sake of the comfort and respect of others around them, not because they are ashamed of nursing. I also have a good friend who would not have nursed if she didn't feel comfortable with her cover, (even at home!!) so I say whatever you need to feed your baby!
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:23 AM   #76
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I answered "always" as I intend to with baby #2 until I'm 110% comfortable with NIP!
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I nursed 6 children including a set of twins and never used a nursing cover. There were occasions when I'd use a receiving blanket over my shoulder, but that was rare.
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:51 PM   #78
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Never. BF needs to be seen as natural and normal, not something to be hidden under a blanket.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:44 PM   #79
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Nope, no nursing cover..ever! A is normal, natural, beautiful, and not to be hidden. Babies do not like hot covers or blankets on their heads making them hot and re-breathing carbon dioxide, either. Not to mention that nursing under a blanket/cover screams "look at me, nursing baby over here!" Nooo.... for my own personal modesty (modest catholic, also wears headcovering) I wear...
not catholic, headcovering or cami-wearing, but dead-n w why i don't. i live in the south and it is HOT here! i do wear bigger shirts, or occasiuonally nursing clothing when it works, to cover as much skin as possible, but i have never owned (or wanted) a nursing cover. i did use the sling w ds a lot, but he was almost 6 months old when he started nursing, so issues were different as he was already distractable by that point. i did w dd, but only when i knew she'd be going to sleep after nursing; and it was not ever when it was hot out. it would have been uncomfortably sweaty for the nursling and myself!
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I never use a nursing cover. I'm not out to prove something, but I'm also not out to please the masses. I manage to be very discreet while nursing my daughter in public.
i show more skin in my bathing suit, and it is not skimpy, believe me.
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Nope, if someone doesn't like it they can put a blanket over THEIR heads.

Gotta say I am small chested so there isn't much showing anyway. I might feel different if I had J size boobs or something....
i wear an "L" cup and still don't show much.
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i never wear a cover in public on purpose. it broadcast that you are ashamed of bf. i am very proud of giving my baby the best food on earth.

i think if more new mammas saw the experienced ones nurse in public proudly they would feel more comfortable with doing it themselves
i don't know if i agree that it broadcasts being ashamed, maybe more just very uncomfortable with one's body. i do agree that tghe more people that see it, the more "normal" it seems.
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I usually do, especially since I spend a lot of time at sporting events and I guess I don't want to traumatize anyone else's children. Otherwise, it depends on where we are and what I am wearing. I am with a lot of you, more concerned about showing my belly than my boob.
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