My DD is 18 months old, still nurses probably 7-8 times in 24 hrs. We had a very hard time getting to this point, so I'm not in a hurry to wean. She is my 5th baby, and I've nursed all my children in every imaginable situation, so I'm not unaware of how to NIP.
DD has, in the last two or three months, been going into her age-group class at church. I usually check her in, sit with her in the class for 10-15 minutes, or until she is comfortable with the workers and other children. The workers and head of the children's ministry are all fine with that. (I've volunteered in a couple of different classes, so they know me fairly well.) DD usually likes to nurse for a few minutes as she's acclimating to the class, which is fine with me.
This afternoon, I got an email from the director, asking me to nurse in the nursing room (in the sanctuary) or in the nursery, for others' comfort level, as well as for curious toddlers. I've never had anyone ask that before, and I've been nursing her in various classes since she was born. I'm not really sure what to do. I kinda feel like I'm in a class with toddlers, not junior high boys, so who cares, right? They are *babies* still, not grown-ups. I'm always discreet, I always dress very modestly (often with layers to help me stay discreet), and DD isn't a terribly wiggly baby, so it's not like I'm showing a bunch of skin or anything.
When we are in her class, I know she is wanting to nurse more for comfort than hunger, because she'll sit on my lap for a few minutes checking everything out, nurse for a few more, then get up and go play. I think she's using nursing to help with the transition, which is completely fine with me.
FTR, there was a different, male teacher in her class yesterday (he and his wife are the regular teachers, but this is the first time we've seen him, since he was off for the summer. His wife was not there yesterday.), as well as several high school (?) aged girls as aides. I like this guy, but I'm wondering if he is the one behind the complaint.
Am I in the wrong, letting DD make the transition to her class easier by nursing? I think the oldest child is maybe 2 1/2, I'm not sure. The children in the class yesterday were all about DD's age, and there were only 4 in the room, including her. I'm undecided how to handle this.