In general, nursing in public doesn't bother me. BUT one time it did bother me. I was at Costco with DH shopping, and I got a coke at the eatery at the front of the store and was waiting on him. I sat at one of the tables, and was facing another table with a husband, wife, their toddler, and an infant. Wife was facing me. Wife starts to breastfeed. No biggie. BUT, apparently the baby wasn't latching on. So mom is squeezing her boob around, rubbing the nipple on the baby's mouth. Baby would eat for a minute and stop, leaving a giant bare boob with a huge nipple pointing right at me. Then mom would proceed again with rubbing the nipple over baby's mouth to get him to latch, etc. There was more bare boob exposure than baby actually eating.
I couldn't help but stare. It reminded me of the scene in Sex and the City where Miranda is in her apartment and breastfeeding in front of Carrie. She is completely exposed with swollen breasts and huge nipples, and well, that was just sort of shocking to see in public.
I also might not have felt a little judgy about mom needing to cover up a little bit or try to nurse elsewhere if the mom had seemed frustrated by the process. She wasn't. She was eating her fries, talking to her toddler and husband, all with her exposed boob hanging out. Had it been a situation where she was really frustrated about baby having trouble latching or something I probably would have had some sympathy.
Since were were just in Costco and it was just me, it was more of a situation where I was kind of surprised, but it didn't make me uncomfortable. But I do have to admit that if I had been in a sit down restaurant, and especially if I had been with my dad or had a middle school or teenage boy with me, it would have made me uncomfortable.[Poll]