So I have NIP with DD (4 weeks) once before but I was covered up which was a total pain because she had a hard time keeping the latch when I couldn't see her, probably because I was not concious of how I was holding her since I couldn't see her.
So today I had my PP appt. at the hospital. My appt was at 11:00 but because they were super backed up I didn't even get in until like 11:45, so by the time we got out DD was HUNGRY. I went to the first floor where there is a "lactation station", I figured they would probably have some comfy chairs and I could nurse her in there before driving home. Well it was closed, apparently it is only open until 12:00
But there was an area right there by it with a bunch of chairs. It is a high traffic area because it is right by the entrance but I didn't care, so I just sat down and nursed her. I didn't cover up because I didn't want to deal with latch issues related to me not being able to see her. But I had a nursing tank on and really I didn't feel very exposed. So anyway, in the 20 minutes or so we received these comments:
1. Elderly lady "That's precious just precious."
2. Another elderly lady "Oh look at that little baby, good on you love" (she had an accent, I think she was Australian)
3. Two women, one teenageish, the other late 30's ish as they are walking by the 30ish one says "Did you see that? That's DISGUSTING!"
4. A family of a middle aged man, woman and teenage son. The father says "What do you guys think of that?" the mother says "If you don't like it close your eyes".
and drum roll please, my "favorite"
I wasn't looking up so I am not sure but about 4 women, I think 3 of them were teenagers, the other one a grown woman, the grown woman says right in front of me "You need to cover up! That ain't everyones business! That's nasty!" Did I mention one of them was carrying a baby in a car seat?
I choose to ignore her 100%, I didn't even look at her. But really, WTF? There was no more of my breast showing then what you see hanging out of many women's low cut tops.
This won't stop me from NIP, I could give a rat's booty if people are so "disgusted" by me feeding my baby.