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#1 of 35 Old 07-28-2006, 06:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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ok ladies...let's share our NIP locations so far...
for us, not very exciting but... pediatrician's office, panera bread, hospital lab, parking lot of bbq stand, our back yard in the swing...

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everywhere I go, mall, target, walmart, grocery store, chiro, ped, my front yard (in my very small-minded neighborhood), resturants, parks! Though I have to (shamefully) that I have nursed more in my car now than I did the entire time I nursed DS. Why? Because I can have the temp what I want, DS can be nicely strapped into his carseat with snack or toy and not running wild! Plus the rear seat of my van is SOOO comfy! Add to it that dd cannot stand the car seat and I placate her by nursing after she is in the seat.

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noplace yet unkess you count my own family room in front of the cable guy.
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oh dear - lemme think! 2 birthday parties - 1 in a park, one in a residence with lots of strangers (so i count it as "IP") ... the beach, the grocery store, trader joe's, my ds' preschool parking lot, the container store, every restaurant i've been to in the last month, doc's office waiting room and the farmers' market. that's all i can think of right now.
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Practically everywhere we've been in the last month ... mall, grocery store, wal-mart, target, panera, blockbuster, pediatrition's office, midwife's office, at the massage therapist's, and tonight when we go to dinner at steak and shake I'll probably nurse there too. I'm just waiting for someone to tell me I can't nurse in public so I can give them my .02!

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Oh so many places. It's my third kid. I'm very used to NIP. Let me see what I can think of... IHOP, walking through Target, KFC, my favorite quilt store, church, my apartment as half a dozen men from church walked in and out helping us move our furniture out, a few other places I can't think of at the moment... not bad for having an only 17 day old baby (but he really, really likes to nurse... a lot).
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Pretty much everywhere we've ventured out. The coolest place by far was the library the other day...I was one of 3 nursing mamas!!

I was a renegade public nurser w/ my other 3. I'm a little more tame this time. Not sure why.

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Yep! Hiking at Mt Rainier when DD was 6 days old. DH took the picture, behind him is the trail where all the other hikers are.

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Heh, no, but I've pumped in public...how's that! Had the pump plugged into the car charger when we were shuttling between the hospital and home and I kept it going while he filled the car up w/gas. Wonder if that construction worker even noticed? =)

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We've only been out once, but I did it in the restaurant and in the car on the way home (hubby was getting ice cream, and we hadn't intended on stopping for more than a minute, so I didn't want to drag Adia out too.)
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EVERYWHERE. And let me tell you - Singapore has some serious bf hangups. Even though most times I bf babe in the sling (so you can't see a darn thing) while walking around the mall/stores, the fact that you can *tell* I'm nursing makes them nervous. I've actually had two different stores offer to show me where the "mother's" room was (don't get me wrong - - they offered *very* nicely, not snippety, or snidely, etc.) They were soooo nervous, having me bf in their store. Of course, both times I politely declined.....and continued to browse their store for another 30 minutes.
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Yep! Hiking at Mt Rainier when DD was 6 days old. DH took the picture, behind him is the trail where all the other hikers are.
so beautiful!!
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Yep! Hiking at Mt Rainier when DD was 6 days old. DH took the picture, behind him is the trail where all the other hikers are.
That is such a gorgeous photograph!

I haven't been out much, so my only NIP experiences include the childrens' section of the library, the parking lot of the hardware store (DH was just running in and out to grab a hose for our washing machine), and my living room as DH's band members and manager walked around, being hilariously careful not to look directly at me.

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mostly walmart. also shopko (my job), the dr's office...umm...I haven't been anywhere else. oh yeah the diner where we go to have breakfast on sunday mornings.

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Yep! Hiking at Mt Rainier when DD was 6 days old. DH took the picture, behind him is the trail where all the other hikers are.
Beautiful pic, but good lord, you were hiking at 6 days PP? You are a woman of steel!

We haven't really been anyplace until today. I took DD to the doc for her checkup and she was fussy so I started nursing her when I got there - then we got called. Doh! So I walked across the waiting room, bare midriff and obviously breastfeeding.

Today we went to a carnival and the pool. I was fully prepared with snappy comebacks fr both situations, but DD slept the whole damn time!
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Beautiful pic, but good lord, you were hiking at 6 days PP? You are a woman of steel!
We only hiked for a few miles. It was a cooler there with a nice breeze and at home (about 2.5 hours away) it was in the mid-90's with no AC. I was happy to be outside!

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Yeah, we've nursed just about every place we've been to as well: storytime at the library (while my toddler dd was running around stealing other kids' nametags...lovely), in the lobby at the hospital, at the clinic before his one week well baby check, in the car several times...wow...I guess we haven't been to many places.
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Luckily I'm an old hand at NIP since this is my fourth.

Started off this time with NIP in the wheelchair as I was being released from the hospital LOL through the hallway, down the elevator, through the lobby and out to the car. Went pass a ton of people in the lobby.

Then its been... the Pedi's office (was lots of funny watching the med student try to act all nonchalant : ), Walmart, Cheddar's (restaurant), playgroup, parking lot in front of Luby's, the park (several times), Barton Springs (local water hole), HEB & Central Market (grocery stores), Whole Foods (grocery store), Hancock's, Half-Price Books and Target.

Not too bad since we haven't left the house too many times in the past 3+ weeks. Basically every place I've been with her...
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with this baby, I've only been out a few times and the one time I did nurse it was in the courtroom on the 15th for my custody hearing.
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I wish! I mostly nurse in my car. Nursing is still a big production for us at home with pillows. We also do the football hold so far and that is not even remotely discreet...

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Yep! Hiking at Mt Rainier when DD was 6 days old. DH took the picture, behind him is the trail where all the other hikers are.
Oh I am so jealous!! I have been wanting to get to Rainier, and we just haven't had the chance to yet. I am probably closer to it then you are, so I have no excuse (you are up in Bremerton area aren't you?). By the way - you look great in that picture!!

Okay - so NIP ....

Target, Ikea (several times) (I shamelessly love that place SO MUCH!!), Macy's, Nordstrom, backseat of my car several times, my place of work, and taco bell (I know, but when you want a taco...).

We just haven't left the house that much. And that's okay with me. Well, NOW it's not okay with me, it was okay with me at the time. I am starting to get SERIOUSLY stir crazy. Unfortunately, my best friend, who is newly pregnant herself, suddenly stopped calling me or stopping over. I haven't seen her for more than two hours TOTAL since this baby has been born. I feel like I just lost my Best Friend, and unfortunately, I never really made any other friends when I moved down here. So I feel tremendously alone, and I don't have anyone else to hang out with. It's a real bummer. But, hey, I digress.
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I haven't been out of the house much, so aside from the hospital, the midwives' clinic, and my grandmother's nursing home on her 90th birthday, I haven't nursed in public at all. I've nursed in front of a bunch of people at my house, though.

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Beautiful pic, but good lord, you were hiking at 6 days PP? You are a woman of steel!
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I had to look up this old thread... I was not going to nip...I have nursed all of my children, but have always found a dressing room or other private plase as needed... Yesterday I had Kasen in the Moby and had to nurse him at Freddys so I went to the dressing room for 20 minutes before resuming my shopping. Today I was in Wal-Mart and just didn't have time to stop...so I nursed him in the sling as I did my shopping. HOW awesome!!! (My dh would have died...he covers me up when older ds comes in the room! While the sling covered everything, he still would have been mortified!)

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I had to look up this old thread... I was not going to nip...I have nursed all of my children, but have always found a dressing room or other private plase as needed... Yesterday I had Kasen in the Moby and had to nurse him at Freddys so I went to the dressing room for 20 minutes before resuming my shopping. Today I was in Wal-Mart and just didn't have time to stop...so I nursed him in the sling as I did my shopping. HOW awesome!!! (My dh would have died...he covers me up when older ds comes in the room! While the sling covered everything, he still would have been mortified!)
Congratulations! Isn't it liberating?? I love it.

I have nursed just about every single place we have ever gone since this baby was born. I couldn't even begin to give you a list. And I have totally stopped caring who see's my boob too. Even though that is the case, I still have this wild hair up my butt to knit a really pretty nursing blanket for coverup purposes. I do coverup still in high traffic areas. It is for everyone else though, not for me!!
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I haven't had to yet, but with my middle dc I nursed while shopping in walmart many times. It was like we had a little secret from the entire store. I'm sure I had a pretty smug look on my face, LOL!

So far we've NIPd at the pediatrician's office, restaurants, my ds's school (dd was his first show and tell, so I nursed her beforehand so she'd be calm), but so far she's slept most places we've gone as she's not quite three weeks yet. We went to church for the first time last weekend and she slept the entire time! Oh, well, there will be PLENTY of time for NIP as she grows. There's no laws on the books in my state so I double-dog-dare someone to say something to me just so I can raise a big fuss about it and get some legislation going.
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There's no laws on the books in my state so I double-dog-dare someone to say something to me just so I can raise a big fuss about it and get some legislation going.
LOL! Kasen has yet to sleep through church. When I was pregnant with him he would always kick when we were singing - so I thought he must love singing (like the rest of us). He HATES it!! LOL...if I try to sing to him he cries!! And, on Wednesday evening and Sunday morning during Bible class, there's a class in the nursery - so I can't go in there to nurse him. LOL. We might be NIPing in the auditorium soon! (While he sleeps GREAT at night, he nurses nearly hourly during the day.)

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Unfortunately, my best friend, who is newly pregnant herself, suddenly stopped calling me or stopping over. I haven't seen her for more than two hours TOTAL since this baby has been born. I feel like I just lost my Best Friend, and unfortunately, I never really made any other friends when I moved down here. So I feel tremendously alone, and I don't have anyone else to hang out with.

I never saw this when originally posted. Are things better now? Have you heard from her?

As for nip, I haven't done much...mostly in the car. Nursing is still a big production for us and ds sometimes takes a while to latch on. I also can only do the football hold and have to hold my floppy breast with my other hand or it doesn't work (even with a rolled up cloth). I would love to be able to do other holds but no luck so far! Maybe someday...
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I never saw this when originally posted. Are things better now? Have you heard from her?
Nope! I haven't. But thankfully, I became good friends with my doula, and have been hanging out with her quite a bit. I have joined up with some Mom Playgroups, been going to a lot of la leche league meetings/events, and joined up with a new mom-centric knitting group. All in all, I guess I don't need her anymore. It's a shame. She lives RIGHT next door to me (literally, we share a duplex) and I haven't so much as seen her more than those two hours since the baby was born. And she is pregnant her self. So, it's probably gonna come as a great shock to her when she comes pounding on my door at 2 am with a screaming newborn, and I don't run to bat for her. She has never even changed so much as a diaper. I don't think she is going to make an easy transition to motherhood. I think she will figure it out, and now I have to decide if I want to be the 'bigger person' and help her out when I know she will need it. I also worry that she won't stick with breastfeeding (total wuss), and that she will end up with a birth that she hates (husband said she wasn't allowed to have a waterbirth). I guess we shall see....
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Wow I can't believe she is that close and you don't see her. Especially being pg - you'd think she'd be over every day - i know i would've been! Glad you're finding other friends!
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I have nursed at church, the mall, around family, at work (he comes with), in the car...booo, I will be nursing during a play on Monday, docs office (my two neighbors with 3 and 4 wk olds are so concerned with timing it around feeding, and bringing a bottle: ), I think that may be all.

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