Dinner time is probably the only time we all get to sit down as a family, so needless to say, I value it immensely. DS2 is only 3 months, and as can be expected, quite crabby by the time we sit down. My solution is to put him on the breast and keep him there the entire time we eat (so we all eat together!!!). I love it, and it works great for us. But here is the issue: a few weeks ago, we had friends over for dinner. I let DS2 fuss for a bit on my lap while we ate, then asked if anyone minded if I nursed as he really wasn't settling. My friend offered to help me by getting the nursing pillow and asking if I wanted her to bring me my food... my original intent was to nurse at the table (and cover up), but I didn't make that clear so I just took the pillow and said, thanks for the help, I'll be right back. I nursed in the bedroom... These people are not close friends, more like acquaintances, and I don't really know much about their parenting style or if they even breastfed. Now, we're having other friends over this weekend, again not super close friends, but they do come over about once every other month (this will be their first dinner since DS2 was born). So I guess my question is, is it weird to nurse at the dinner table? How should I approach this? I'm very comfortable nursing in public and always very conscious of being discreet... Thanks!
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2/23/10 at 8:02am