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post #21 of 33
This hardly counts as NIP, but I nursed in an odd situation yesterday. I was at the birth center having my last postpartum checkup. It was time for the pelvic exam and Augustus was being fussy with one of the student midwives holding him. My midwife said "if you feel comfortable holding him while laying down we can hand him back to you." So I took him, laid him across my chest, and started nursing him. All they said was "I'm impressed. Maybe we should take a fixture to show you really can nurse anywhere." Indeed you can.
post #22 of 33
Oh yeah, I have nursed both of my boys in the dentist chair while getting my teeth cleaned!


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post #23 of 33
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This hardly counts as NIP, but I nursed in an odd situation yesterday. I was at the birth center having my last postpartum checkup. It was time for the pelvic exam and Augustus was being fussy with one of the student midwives holding him. My midwife said "if you feel comfortable holding him while laying down we can hand him back to you." So I took him, laid him across my chest, and started nursing him. All they said was "I'm impressed. Maybe we should take a fixture to show you really can nurse anywhere." Indeed you can.


I love this!!! 

post #24 of 33
Ha you can tell I posted from my phone. Picture not fixture.
post #25 of 33
Although this picture was just taken in my living room, this is what we look like nursing in the ergo.

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post #26 of 33

I never considered it odd to nurse in the car or Dr's office!! :)- That's open-boob territory, isnt it?  I nursed walking around the local farm stand last week- very uncomfortably and one-handed so DD could play.  Nurse in the car line dropping DD at school every drop off day.  Other than that, we dont go out much either - although Id love to learn to walk and nurse ;)

post #27 of 33
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I have NIP'd just about everywhere. Stores, restaurants, in my car, at the park... One of the annoying little details about having low supply is that you end up with a baby who almost never quite has a full tummy and therefore, must nurse every 30-60 min on average to get enough to eat in a day. That means unless I want to stay cooped up at home unless he's on solids, I'm gonna be NIPing! When it's just me and the kids, I'm less conscientious about covering up. But DH has issues about my boobs hanging out in public (I know, ridiculous) and I feel like I need to respect that, so I cover with a muslin swaddler when I'm with him.

I nursed Alexander while he was in the Ergo for the first time last night. That was pretty cool. I have to work on getting him to latch a little easier 'cause he was really fighting it at first, but it was nice nursing hands free while shopping at Target!

I have got to get this Ergo-nursing thing down!!!
 

 

post #28 of 33
It's much easier without the heart to heart infant insert. I still need to figure how to get him low enough to nurse with the insert in there.

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I have got to get this Ergo-nursing thing down!!!
 

 

post #29 of 33
Thread Starter 

LOL, Becky, I love that comic!

 

Erica, you are my hero, I definitely need to learn to nurse in my Ergo. Maybe I'll try sometime while I'm around the house so it doesn't matter if it's a complete fail at first. 

 

Everyone, thanks for all for the stories and support, I just got back from out outing where I NIP-ed in front of my dad at a table at the restaurant and then while walking around at Target!  I'm really proud of myself, and also really proud of DH who totally supported me the whole time.  

 

On a side note... I never noticed how few places there are to sit at stores... I guess that's something that only a mom would notice.

post #30 of 33

With my older DD we nursed everywhere.  I think in Canada (especially my town) it is very normal to nurse.  I always find it strange and slightly stare at mothers feeding their babies with a bottle.

 

With DS so far we have nursed at coffee shops, resturants, the park, 3 airplanes, outside the university, Ikea, Sear Home outfitters, I'm sure there are more places.

 

Church is an interesting place. At my church I would nurse in the nice room they have set up.  At the Catholic church, I always just nursed in the pew.  I nursed DD through out her baptism and sometimes the priest would have to come back to us because she was nursing.  We changed cities recently and this Catholic church had a note in the pew that said nursing was acceptable.

 

I think nursing in front of my dad is the most stressful.  Maybe even more so then my FIL because my MIL nursed.  My dad just acts so uncomfortable. On another note he did asked "Did you circumcise him?" to which I responded "We are not Jewish" which left him with no response. hehehe My dad is great but just from a different generation.

post #31 of 33
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I think nursing in front of my dad is the most stressful.  Maybe even more so then my FIL because my MIL nursed.  My dad just acts so uncomfortable. On another note he did asked "Did you circumcise him?" to which I responded "We are not Jewish" which left him with no response. hehehe My dad is great but just from a different generation.


I hear you on this. My dad just left after a week of visiting us, and it was definitely an issue to nurse in front of him. Fortunately we have a sassy-banter-thing going on between us, so I just made some jokes with him about it and nursed anyway. But if I was on the same couch with him, he would always move and make his disapproving grunt. Funny thing is, he asked a few questions about bf-ing that I thought was cute, and then kept telling DS he was so cute and chubby because his mommy fed him so well. My bro and I were both formula fed, so it's totally new to him. 

 

Makes me wonder what would have happened differently if he and my mom had been exposed to another woman nursing so non-chalantly and openly before they had kids...

 

post #32 of 33

I went to a breast feeding group and I think I was inspired cause after that I nursed at the library pancheros and the rec center. I was very covered up, but I'm still proud of myself. I always went out of my way not to nurse in public before, but it really wasn't that bad.


& I'm impressed Erica! I need to learn how to nurse while she's in a carrier. It I usually have to use one hand for either her head or my boob still.

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post #33 of 33

I am on my third breastfeeding baby. I am pretty used to nursing anywhere, anytime. I was nursing in a comfy chair at TJ Maxx yesterday, when these two cute little kids came over to check out the baby. They kept running back and forth between us & their mom. I overheard the mom say to the little boy, "Yup! She's having the other one now." lol Then she tells me that both of her kids were breastfed and the little guy probably wished that he still was. She told me the funny names her kids used to call nursing, and congratulated me on my new baby. It was the only time in my 4+ years of nursing that anyone has said anything about it in public...and it was positive! I live in an area where seeing a mom nursing in public is really rare, so I thought this was quite cool.

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