I'm in south GA which is not a very BFing friendly place but I've never had any problems.
Chaotic mama to 5 plus a bonus one on the way.
I also nurse wherever/whenever, even out to eat at a restaurant last night w/my squeamish ILs! I feel that the less fuss I make about nursing, the less everyone else cares. If I were to make a production, and go somewhere private or pull out a blanket, then it becomes a big deal.
Just my 2 cents.
Once this problems over...no way. I don't see the point. I'm very self-conscious in many ways, but not about nursing.
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
Boo to blankets for me... but of course to each her own
I tried a blanket early on with the first -- but he would have none of it, and between his flailing and screaming, it really did make a lot more of a fuss than just hauling up my shirt and going at it.
I was thrown out of one or two places -- but these days the law is on my side, and I make it very clear that I am well informed about that. They usually go away long enough for the baby to finish.
Originally Posted by earthmama369
I live in New England, and the only time I "cover up" is when it's snowing! (And even then it's just pulling up a sweater instead of pulling down a shirt. I hate not being able to see my daughter's face while she nurses.)
Back on topic though, I've never covered up with a blanket. At work, I make sure that the edge of my shirt is right down to babe's face, unless I'm in my own office. But in the rest of my life, I try to make sure that there is at least some boob showing. Its my own little mama action to desensitive the general public.
Originally Posted by Pen
I just asked my husband what he thought. He said he wouldn't want a blanket thrown over his head when he was eating. (Perhaps those who are uncomfortable should but a blanket over their heads.) He added that by covering the baby, you are excluding her from what's going on. He feels that many people just don't think of babies as people.
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
me, herding 5 critters a cat and a dog. DS 11/01, DS 10/04, DD 2/06, DS 5/07 and DD 9/10
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.
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
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.