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To stop using a blanket with Dd when she nurses. I did for like the first 4 months with Ds, but we lived in Phx and by the time February rolled around it was much too hot, and he wouldn't tolerate it. Dd doesn't like it either, but I just feel so much less comfortable this time. We're in a new state (which is a total liberal state, but it just scares me I guess), new church, and my mom is still in Phx, so I guess maybe I'm lacking some of my support (dh is great and absolutely supports bf...except in front of his coworkers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">: I understand though, so I just make sure dd won't be hungry there...if she is we bf in the car-nice weather-or in the break room). I just haven't been as brave with dd...I feel a little out of control when I'm out with both of them alone though, maybe thats why I hide behind the cumbersome blanket. Usually dd is in the mei tai carrier though so I can be semi-hands free and continue my shopping. But golly, I made such a cutesie mei tai I hate covering it with a blanket!<br><br>
But anyways, you guys are giving me courage again!
 

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You go, mama! You do whatever you need to do. I had to get over the whole blanket issue really quick because we had serious latch issues, and dd wanted nothing to do with eating under a hot, stuffy blanket (I don't blame her). And once I gave in, the freedom of it was wonderful! Because no matter how pro-bf we are, covering with a blanket sends a message of shame. And so once I gave up the blanket, the shame followed, and it was just... feeding my kid. Normal.
 

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I felt the same way and what really helped was to set up a mirror and nurse in front of it. I was like, oh, wow, I'm really not showing anything am I.<br><br>
Good luck.<br><br>
Jessica
 

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Yeah I did the mirror thing in the first few weeks with ds because dh was a no go on nip...so I had to show him how nothing really showed, and even now he'll tell me how good I'm doing on occasion...its just a me thing right now, a funk I guess.
 
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