Originally Posted by mcimom
I've heard this before. But IMO peeing is hardly the same thing as eating. Apples and Oranges, ykwim? Feeding babies is what breasts are for and I *hate* that our society has sexualized them to the point that I have to feel embarrassed about feeding a baby when he/she needs to eat, yk? And I don't eat with a blanket over my head - why should an infant have to? I think if that makes you comfortable, great, but I wouldn't do it. I mean it's not like I'm whipping them out there in anyone's face or going topless, I'm very discreet when I need to NIP.
I have nip in every situation. Most of the time most do not know I am feeding my baby because of the shirts I wear etc. I have no idea the amount of times I have nursed in front of family members-incl dh's whole family. the other day I was nursing in front of my teenage nephew and his father came over to greet me and didnt even know I was feeding Maggie until later. His son did not know either. I was not in the bathroom nor did I have a blanket over Maggie's head. I was in the kitchen of my ILs home talking to various relatives and helping dh get ready to grill the dinner. So if you get it down, its so easy and no one knows anything but that you have a quiet baby. But if you're not comfortable, then dont do it but dont compare it to peeing please!!