Originally Posted by jul511riv
I'm posting this again, cause it seems no one saw it and I think they are really important to watch. This is in response to the comment about breastfeeding on sesame street, back in the day...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-L-Fg7lWgQ
I checked them out. I think I remember watching these episodes as a kid. They seemed really familiar.
I'll expand on my breastfeeding experience. I have and do breastfeed in public, but I prefer my privacy. But one cannot always predict / plan when babe will be hungry. I have had to sit down in an aisle at Target.
I am rarely prepared with a cover to cover up, but do not feel like I should cover up. But if I did have a cover, I may even walk around and continue what I was doing as opposed to sitting and feeding.
On an airplane, I would bring a shawl to cover, to offer some privacy between me and the stranger sitting so close. This is for the benefit of my comfort level and secondly, the stranger.
If/when in a park, with lots of parents/kids, I would just prefer to sit further away and have some privacy.
I do not like my stomach showing, or my back, or what ever gets exposed when I lift my shirt. So I wear nursing tank tops. More selfconscious about those exposed areas, then the breast and nursing part.
I am at work with my babe and there is one other employee. I seem to be more comfortable nursing in public around strangers, then here at my desk in view of the other employee. HE is a male, so that may have something to do with it. I go to the kitchen to nurse.
I seem to live in a pro-breastfeeding, natural type neighbourhood - my sons teacher gave me an article from the newyorktimes - the breastwhisper. The moms of my son's (7yrs) friends all mostly breast fed there kids, but I have noticed that when I am feeding, they do not look me in the eye when we are talking! They look down or away. There seems to be some kind of akwardness or privacy matter.