Just curious how comfortable most people are with this. At home with my set-up on the couch I feel like the only way anyone would see anything is if they made an effort (I have a big breastfeeding pillow that blocks the view except if you stand beside me and look down)- I think you can see cleavage peaking over the top but no nipple or anything. In front of immediate family and close friends I really haven't cared- in public I obviously bring a blanket but I don't really like having it over his head because he's hard to position, root, burp and I worry about him getting too hot, so I kind of curve it around my breast covering the top and sides, and the baby covers the bottom.
Yesterday at my parent's house I got told by my mom that I am making my dad uncomfortable- wasn't given any real direction or preference. It takes 35 minutes to get there and back and we were there for 7 hours- he fed 4 times for about 30 minutes each time- plus diaper changes with pretty much each feeding and the occasional clothes change. For the first 3 feedings I went and hid in my old bedroom with my husband and listened to my mother explaining to all the guests who had come to see him that he was being fed and it would just be a "minute" (no pressure). The last feeding I did like I would do in public but even more carefully- putting the blanket over my head and him to position him then wrapping it to cover everything, constantly fusing to keep it off his nose. He has a lot of gas so we burp probably about 3x per side so I had to position us about 8 times.
After spending 3 of the 7 hours in my bedroom bored senseless (at least at home I can watch tv while I feed him by myself) and 30 minutes frustrated trying to get him to latch with a blanket over my head I am seriously considering telling my family to get over it or stop by and see their grandson here and leave when he feeds- no more huge trips out to their farm. Maybe after a couple months when I am better at public feeding I would reconsider- but this is day 9 and I'm still getting the hang of things.
DH's family is completely okay with my pillow and the baby covering my nipple and getting occasional cleavage glance over the top of the pillow. Am I strange that I am okay with this? Am I being unreasonable? How does everyone else feed in front of close family and friends?