Amazing! there is new life to this thread.
This thread helped me considerably and since I have first post I have noticed more women nursing out and about and especially at the beach.
I think my real hang-up was not nursing in public, which I have done for what seems like a decade, but nursing in public with my own older children's friends and cohorts. I'll be in different places with this baby than I was when my older kids were littler and so I was fretting about nursing at the playground, swim practice and the like when there would be 8-10 year olds buzzing around.
It'll all work out, I'm sure. But I was reminded yesterday of how different families and different kids at different stages react to things about the body. I was at the showers at the beach and my 3 yo was naked so I could rinse him off before he got in the car. Two boys who were about 6 or 7 were laughing uproariously, an one 12 year oldish girl covered her eyes and said , "oh gross".
My sons are laid back, reasonable fellows, thank goodness. It was fuel for conversation on the way back!
Happy mom to DS2000, DS2002, DD2004, DS2006 and DS 10/2009: