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DS has hated covers since day 1 and I'm not a shy person at all so it didn't make me nervous to NIP. I wear a long breastfeeding tank so I can just pull my shirt up and the nursing tank down and barely expose anything. DS's head covers most of the boob. I might be exposed for about 1 second while latching DS but it's no biggie.
Some people act shocked and others don't care. If someone has a big problem with it that's THEIR problem not yours...ignore them.
I wear a nursing tank under a cardigan or zippered sweater. Then I sort of use the sweater to cover up if necessary. I don't think anyone has noticed, and if they have, they haven't given any looks or said anything.
Lurker here (joining you all very soon!) but I agree that you should go for it!
I actually feel that it's really important for moms to NIP so that people are exposed to it and it becomes less taboo. I hate that breastfeeding mothers so often feel they have to hide the fact that they're feeding their child.
I've always found a cover annoying to manage and arrange so I haven't used a cover while NIP since the beginning. I've also NIP a LOT in a wide variety of places including food courts, restaurants, middle of a corn maze, friend's parties, rest stops, the park, beach, etc. So far no comments or reactions. Admittedly I live in a pretty crunchy granola area, so I'd be surprised if I did get comments.Most of the time people don't even know what I'm doing. I've had people come up and pat my LO on the head and then figure it out.
I often keep a washcloth or something around so that I can cover up quickly if LO delatches. Nursing tops help a lot so that my clothing covers almost everything. Gap / Old Navy makes a few, they aren't the most attractive, but they work. Alternatively, long tank tops under another shirt work well too.
I never used one with DS. He did the same thing from the time he was tiny - pulled it off or screached! :) I did find this one online and think I will try it this time. It's one that goes over you and not the baby!
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I do. I usually find a quiet area, since DD is easily distracted. I've never once had a comment and the two or three "odd" looks I've perceived have all been questionable. Maybe they were giving a little disapproving look but it might have been a strange blink or my imagination.
I've also had great success in asking people, "Do you have a quiet spot with a chair where I could feed my baby?" I've been given offices and access to private areas just by smiling and asking.
ObLaDi:Lurker here joining you all very soon! but I agree that you should go for it!I actually feel that it's really important for moms to NIP so that people are exposed to it and it becomes less taboo. I hate that breastfeeding mothers so often feel they have to hide the fact that they're feeding their child.