I was retelling the story at work today to two coworkers who I know breastfed their babies for at least short times. I have no idea if either of them agree or disagree with NIP, but they've both seen me nurse Connor at work (I bring him in with me if I work overtime or during a weekend, and I often bring him to work functions, luncheons, etc).
Thankfully I have a great boss who has not batted an eye at me nursing Connor--one time standing right in front of him while giving a practice presentation on a Saturday
We need more reasonable mature adults like him, not the woman who confronted me.
I wasn't a huge lactivist with my first son, I breastfed him of course, and I did NIP, and I had an issue with pumping at work that I had to fight a little bit. But with Connor...he is special needs and his health was so terrible the first few months (the little movie clip in my siggy really doesn't do it justice), I fought SO HARD (I mean HARD...up all night crying right along with him because he couldn't nurse and was losing more weight and I was scared to death he would be hospitalized again and the drs pressured me to put a feeding tube in, said he might die without it...then he was diagnosed with an immune deficiency and I learned that the only reason he did live was because he was breastfed)
So I found an inner voice. I didn't spend those first several months under intense stress, no sleep, weeks by his side in a hospital, just to have some woman tell me to cover up. Nope lady, you chose the wrong nursing mama to harass!!!