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post #101 of 110
I don't cover up. My parents relocated here and are living with us until they get a place, and when they first got here, I covered up because my dad is embarrassed by all things feminine involving his only daughter... that didn't last long though and now he sits here and chats with my while I nurse the baby.
post #102 of 110

no cover ups

I've never covered up, other than to hide my tummy (far more embarrassing than my strangely voluptuous breasts. I usually do have a slight wrestling match with dd to keep her from pulling my shirt up entirely and exposing my whole embarrassing belly plus the other breast. That's a little too exposed for me!
post #103 of 110
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Originally Posted by mariamaroo
I've never covered up, other than to hide my tummy (far more embarrassing than my strangely voluptuous breasts. I usually do have a slight wrestling match with dd to keep her from pulling my shirt up entirely and exposing my whole embarrassing belly plus the other breast. That's a little too exposed for me!
I'm the same. I cover my boob with my shirt but I am far more concerned over my flab hanging out.
post #104 of 110
If I see that someone is embarrassed by it (can't look me in the eye, etc) I will cover up to spare them the embarrassment. Which isn't often. I used to try to cover the belly roll, but that's about gone by now. Dd never lets me cover her, not even with a blanket during a nap. I do struggle with her while NIP because she would have both breasts exposed so she can play with one while nursing with the other. That's going a little too far for public display, for me.
post #105 of 110
No, never! AND...I have big 'uns, and I go from the top of my shirt (wrap tops) and I get the whole boob out. I am NOT discreet and I don't care. I think there is far too much emphasis on being discreet while nursing, even here on MDC. Everyone gets a big old eyefull, and they can suck it up if it bugs them, or look away. It is the only way ds and I are comfy, so it is how we nurse. Other people's hang-ups don't enter the equation.
post #106 of 110
yay for everyone not covering up!
I don't feel the need to cover either, I have a couple glamourmom tank tops, and most other times I wear a regular tank top or undershirt style tank under a t-shirt and there is very little skin showing and hardly anyone ever notices that I am nursing. I agree that a blanket just draws attention to the situation!

I was at my sister's wedding in NJ this past weekend and did my best to acclimate everyone in the state to the normalcy of breastfeeding - DD wanted to nurse constantly (more for comfort as it was our first big trip) and I walked around the hotel nursing, nursed through every meal, walked on the beach nursing, nursed while shopping at Target, nursed through my sisters entire reception (my mom joked that she was surprised I didn't walk down the aisle nursing)! I don't think there is anything wrong with it and I don't even hesitate to start nursing anytime, anywhere - and the more I do it and people get used to it, the better and more accepted it will be for DD when she is a mommy...
post #107 of 110
Thread Starter 
Lucysmama, thanks for mentioning the full boob out nursing. That's the kind I plan on doing, at least in the summer when I wear those cami tops, and I was getting nervous that I might be the only one. (Hey, my whole boob will be out, but my belly won't show!) I guess if I am the only one, then I am, but it's nice not to be alone too.

Chelsea, that's great. I love to hear stories about people nursing everywhere like that. Cause it IS normal!
post #108 of 110
I just use my tshirt to cover up. It works great. I've done the fullboob thing though as well. Quite nice really, got a few looks but I just stared right back at them.
post #109 of 110
I don't cover with anything. Though my shirt does go up, not down because of the kind of tops I wear.

Lately I heard people talking about women not breastfeeding because they aren't used to seeing other people doing it. I've since decided to make more of an effort to breastfeed in public.
post #110 of 110
Hee hee! Maybe we are doing such a good job of making it not so obvious that we are just too discrete?
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