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This is short, but I just had to share...DD and I were in Walmart today and she let me know she was hungry, so I popped her in her sling, got her all set up and then proceeded to make my way around the ENTIRE store doing this. I felt so bold and daring, but think that only a few people figured out what was going on <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> --so much for furthering the cause. (I looked 'em straight in the eye though! Ha! See if they can get away from the mighty Breast Avenger!).<br><br>
Sorry for the weirdness of the post, but I'm just so happy!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Go you! I'm so impressed with both the coordination and the boldness! Not to mention your dd's concentration--I'm jealous about that!
 

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good for you!<br>
we always end up doing this in Trader Joes.<br>
as far as figururing out what is going on-wait until they go "what a sweet baby" and poke their head in your sling only to see her nursing!
 

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You have a Trader Joe's? I'm so jealous. I miss ours from when we lived in CA. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Anyhoo.<br><br>
I think that it is just as valuable to have very few people notice what you're doing and notice you are able to (1) nurse discretely (2) feed a baby while doing something else (take that bottle feeders!) and (3) show confidence in what you are doing.<br><br>
I have two modes of breastfeeding "activism". The first is to address those who worry about their own comfort levels when nursing their own children in public. It's good to show them it's possible. The second is to show the world that more and more women are breastfeeding these days -- it's the right thing to do and get used to it.<br><br>
Brava to all women who NIP! Discretely or otherwise.
 

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I just pretty indescretely nursed today at safeway. Not that my breast was popping out, but ds's head wasn't covered, and it was obvious he was latched on. He was screaming his head off, and I was going to go sit down to nurse him and thought, screw it, I need to get shopping done, I'm sure I can nurse him in this sling *somehow*... I can't cover his head while he's nursing tightly in the sling, it pisses him off, so I only had the sling around his midsection and behind and held his little head up so he could nurse. Anyways this older lady was in the same section the whole time and said "Awww he was just hungry huh? That's too sweet!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I did about half my shopping like that. Got some evil looks though! I just meet the evil looker's in the eye and smiled. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/FIREdevil.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="devil"><br><br>
On the theme of people looking into your sling, this crazy lady at best buy wanted to see "Da Baby" (said like 'Da Bears' the Saturday Night live Skit). I told her "I'm nursing him now" and she didn't care, pulled the sling away to see his face. Gee thanks lady. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: Not so much that I cared if she saw my boob as her invading my personal space *and* ds was having a hard time staying latched that night and pulling on and off screaming. She wouldn't get OUT of my face as I kept trying to relatch him over and over, telling me he had "bubbles in his tummy" and calling me girlfriend... So I walked away so I could have a quiet moment to get him settled and she called after me "Don't you take that baby away from me!" Dh thinks she was mentally handicapped, I think she was just... overbearing with a strange accent...<br><br>
So anyways, I just wanted to share that too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Good for you renee_welch for NIP! I've been looking forward to nursing in public with no appology for quite awhile now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Even though it bugs Dh and he's always trying to cover us up (and I'm fairly discrete usually, just refuse to cover my baby's head up to the point of me not being able to see him). Oh well he'll get used to it.
 

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We nursed in the checkout line at Wal-Mart when ds was 2 mo.<br><br>
One of the cashiers came over to "see the baby", and then said "Oh, he's eating!" but smiled and was cool.<br><br>
My in-laws, however, were mortified. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome">ag Like I cared. It was the start of a long NIP relationship. DS is 26 mo and still likes to nurse wherever there are lots of people.
 

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Just yesterday I was in the store and nursed my Emma (15 months old) while pushing a shopping cart. Plus, she won't even stay in a sling anymore, so I was holding her and trying to push the cart. It was difficult, to say the least, but there was not one place to sit down in the whole store! grrrrr I ended up squating down a few times and nursing her like that. Talk about uncomfortable. Some people walked by and thought I was a lunatic! lol
 

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:bf Even with the occasional difficulties (no benches, latching problems and crazy people)...Yay for all those who can nurse in public! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow"> And I thought I was doing good NIP at Texas Roadhouse. I am not quite coordinated enough to nurse in the sling. I need to practice that. Way to go!!
 
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