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post #21 of 110
Im a 'if ya got it flaunt it' kinda gal, the more we normalise bf'ing the better. Im sure if i hid under a blanket i would draw more attention to myself!
post #22 of 110
My MIL and the nurses in the hospital put a blanket over me a couple of times but I am too clumsy to get the hang of it.Like PP said it just calls more attention than neccessary and the point of BF is to be able to feed your baby beore anyone notices he is hungry.
I usually wear a cardigan in the beginning to cover any back or side view and lift my shirt which does a pretty good job of blocking my breast from any but the most alert gawkers.I do have to pay attention every now and then that they haven't lifted my shirt up farther(DS #1 loved doing that).
I've BF everywhere and had either people not notice or maybe they were too shy to confront me.
DH says he loves breasts so he wouldn't be offended by having to see one or two in public. :LOL
post #23 of 110
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Originally Posted by trishshack
I never covered up either. I do try to be discreet but I am not about to make my baby wear a blanket over his head on the chance that I may offend some stick in the mud.

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post #24 of 110

to all of ya'll

I though , always tried to cover up or remove myself from overtly social situations

I went to a bathroom when ds was days old and was SO humiliated and mad at myself I decided I would NEVER do that again

I guess I am not so ballsy and did whatever I felt the "crowd" was comfortable with

in public with my extended fam (my side) i was "all out " but around dp's side i would try to cover up

i never owned nursing clothes ..........................................just hiked the sports bra
post #25 of 110
I don't ever cover up. Don't need to - I'm discreet and comfortable about what is showing.
post #26 of 110
Nope, it's too hot here to cover up, not that I would in a cold climate either though.. I even uncover her in the sling a bit so she can breathe.
post #27 of 110
I like to wrap the sling around my daughter's torso and my belly - it covers my belly and side, but not the breast - her head, top of the shirt do that. Its mostly b/c I am uncomfortable with showing my strech-marked, flabby belly! The breast part is fine.
post #28 of 110
I never cover up- what I want is armor to protect me from babie's pinches! I don't care what people see but I look like I have been attacked.
post #29 of 110
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Originally Posted by hannahgrace
I like to wrap the sling around my daughter's torso and my belly - it covers my belly and side, but not the breast - her head, top of the shirt do that. Its mostly b/c I am uncomfortable with showing my strech-marked, flabby belly! The breast part is fine.
Same for me. Screw if people can see my boob, I'm just not letting the belly pouch hang out. :LOL
post #30 of 110
I never covered up. I wore a lot of nursing shirts for the first 18 months or so because I found them easier to deal with. They offered a bit more coverage (I guess) than a regular shirt might have, but that wasn't why I wore them.
post #31 of 110
It never occurred to me to cover up either. Sometimes I had my little guy (now 30 months) in a sling and people would come up and take a peak at what was inside the material and they'd get an eyeful!! :LOL

I own a breastfeeding store and lately I have been getting web orders from all over the country for Priv-A-Sees (now out of business and stock) and the new Bebe Au Lait cover ups. I think it's pretty wild, but they sell like crazy.

In light of the recent breastfeeding in public debacles, however, I think women might be more scared than modest! In Arizona if the person who catches a glimpse of a nipple/areola is under the age of 18 you could become a registered sex offender.
post #32 of 110
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Originally Posted by mamas2atti
I own a breastfeeding store and lately I have been getting web orders from all over the country for Priv-A-Sees (now out of business and stock) and the new Bebe Au Lait cover ups. I think it's pretty wild, but they sell like crazy.
You own a b&m breastfeeding store??? How cool! What kinds of things do you sell (other than the cover ups?)

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In light of the recent breastfeeding in public debacles, however, I think women might be more scared than modest! In Arizona if the person who catches a glimpse of a nipple/areola is under the age of 18 you could become a registered sex offender.

Maybe it's where I live, but I havent heard of any recent debacles. But I think that that law in AZ must make it really hard to bf! (I can imagine some mom covering her baby's eyes while they latch on.) Excuse me while I puke.
post #33 of 110
I'm another who tried to cover up in the early days but stopped. Now I just try and make sure TOO much of me isn't hanging out, but that's just my own insecurity with my body.
post #34 of 110
I'll pull my shirt down but that's so DH doesn't have a coniption fit. :LOL DD doesn't like anything covering....she likes feeling my skin all over during nursing so covering hampers that.
post #35 of 110
i never cover. i tried. . .once, i think, with ds, and it turned into a huge screaming hungry 3 week old debacle (and we were still having nursing issues), so i never bothered again. Ds didn't much like NIPing though until he was older, over 6 months, so I often did go to the car or find a very private place - but that's only because he was very sensitive/high needs and would refuse to nurse and scream instead.
post #36 of 110
I have one nursing shirt, which I wear the first couple of weeks post-partum until 1. the baby and I get the hang of latching and 2. I don't feel quite as flabby around the middle.

After those two issues are resolved, I never ever cover up on purpose! I like it when people know I am nursing. But I have a very nosy nurser, and he usually won't nurse when we are out unless I put him in the sling (AKA the Maya Straightjacket). :LOL While I don't particularly care to flash anybody some skin, it kind of bothers me that you can't even tell he's nursing at all in the sling! I'd hate to give anybody the idea that I am covering up because I am ashamed.
post #37 of 110
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Originally Posted by Persephone
I was just reading the other cover up thread, and I was wondering if there's anyone who doesn't feel the need to cover up at all, ever. I'm not knocking you if you do feel more comfortable w ith a cover of some sort, but I personally can't imagine a situation in which I would feel the need to cover up. I normally wear spaghetti strap shirts that are pretty low cut, and I was just planning on pulling my boob out of my shirt to nurse. People might get a glimpse of nipple during latch on, but I don't care. If they don't like it, they can look away during latch on. Just wondering if I'm the only one...

I never cover, either. Today I went bra-less (I'm about 50/50 with that) and since one year old DS wanted to nurse at the zoo, I sat down and whipped it out--a little too quickly since I know my boob flashed everyone in sight before I got it in his mouth. Oops! LOL

I agree 100% about normalizing breastfeeding. For the record, in my area, I think it's working!

~Nay
post #38 of 110
Nope, Zachary would make MORE fuss and attact more attetion if we did that!
post #39 of 110
i generally don't cover up. and even less so now that my little girl is so insistent about not wanting anything around her head while she nurses. :LOL
post #40 of 110
Nope, never. Unless I were in someone's home who insisted on it-- and then I'd be inclined not to visit again. Cuz it's just too weird to cover up with a blanket.
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