let me add that this guy is all around us. we live in a society where mothers have had to stage nursing "sit-ins" in order to prove a point. Are you kidding me? Just because many of us spend most of our time around women who have no problem with nursing, we can not afford to forget that we are the minority. this guy is not the problem. it is our society, our culture.
i am all for us mothers empowering ourselves and taking a stand for not only what we believe in, but what is best for our children(however the OP chooses to do so is alright with me) however we have to take the fight to the top in order to stop people from treating nursing mothers as second class citizens.
I think it's bizarre and disrespectful that this man insists on a blanket being used and won't let the issue drop. He is the one making it a sticking point, not the OP or her DH. I also don't buy into the "it's his/her day!" argument. He is the host, and therefore he is the one who should make his guests comfortable and welcome.