Friday, August 1, 2014

On Nursing in Public... #normalizeit #nursewithoutfear

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, here are some of my favorite tips for breastfeeding in public. I was once that mom terrified of trying to get my baby to latch in the bathroom. With lots of practice and losing my fear, I became a pro at it! Any mom can do it.


  • Do your research. Know your rights. In most states, it is illegal to tell a woman to cover up or ask her to leave because she's nursing.
  • You don't have to use a cover. I've used layers to cover rather than worrying about a blanket or nursing cover. Just wear a nursing tank under another shirt, pull down the tank a little and you can keep your breast covered that way. Usually no one can even tell what you're doing!
  • It is your child's right to eat whenever and wherever you are. That doesn't mean a dirty bathroom with germs flying everywhere.
  • And it's recommended to nurse your baby on demand, rather than on a schedule.
  • We need to normalize breastfeeding. The more it is seen, the more it will be accepted.



3 comments:

  1. I totally agree with all of this! The more everyone does it, the more "normal" it will be!

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  2. I love that you put in that first tip. It's always important to know your rights, as a parent and for your kids!

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  3. Totally agree! I was nervous breastfeeding in public with my first. But my second was born in Uruguay where no one covers up, so that really normalized it for me when we came back to the States!

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