Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Learning how to nurse in public (Week 5)
Oh, the dreaded nursing in public topic. By the time I'd given birth to my third child, one would assume that was an experienced breastfeeding mother. However, I supplemented and also bottle fed my first two kids, so I never really tried to nurse in public. With my second child (Sissy, now age 3), I would try, but she never learned how to latch onto the right side, so I would retreat to the bathroom during church services since I was so nervous.
Mr. A and Sissy are only a year apart, so remained bound and determined to learn how to nurse in public with him. One of the best things I did for myself to feel comfortable was that I waited a few days to go anywhere so that we had a few days of practice in. I had a good nursing bra I was comfortable in and wore a tank top/cami under my shirt so that my stomach remained covered since that was a huge insecurity for me. Being prepared before we left the house was key as we were in those early weeks of breastfeeding was a key component. Before too long, I mastered breastfeeding in public and never so much received a second glance from people.
|Mr. A after a nursing session during my husband's cardiologist appointment. He was six months old here.|
I am hopeful to remember my own tips as I will soon be nursing in public again with baby 4 (whenever she is finally born!)