I'm a new mama and very happy and proud to be breastfeeding da babe. Where I live right now I can NIP anywhere, anytime and it's no problem - Guatemala is very breastfeeding friendly! :)
However, I will be in the US soon and so I bought a nursing cover, even though I didn't really want to. Once in the US, I admit I'm a little intimidated because I'm afraid of dirty looks or comments about NIP. Can I nurse on the plane uncovered? Nurse in the Dallas airport uncovered?
There's a bit of a rebel in me for sure ~ I have been asked to cover up my tattoos before (like in work settings or around conservative family of friends) and this sorta triggers that same 'rage' in me having to cover up something I think is normal, cool and I'm not ashamed of. But at the same time sometimes it's nice to not be hassled or stared at.
I know I should do what makes me comfortable first and foremost - covering up or not - but am I doing a "disservice" to normalizing breastfeeding by covering up?