Unfortunately, the breastfeeding in public debate is alive and strong because of ignorance and up tight people who like to complain.
But no one should have to feel nervous about breastfeeding in public.
It’s the most natural thing in the world and you and your baby shouldn’t be trapped at home just because ignorant people can’t handle the idea of you feeding your baby.
Breastfeeding in public is perfectly legal and there are some simple and easy ways you can make it more comfortable for yourself and everyone else too.
Below are some tips on how to make breastfeeding in public a breeze so the people around you are more at ease with it. Even the sensitive snowflakes who complain about everything 😉
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How To Make Breastfeeding In Public Easier
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Dress comfortably and for easy access
Being comfortable and choosing easy access clothing can make a world of difference when you’re out in public.
You don’t need a special wardrobe but making smart choices can make it easier for you and baby. A nursing bra, a tank, a crossover or a button-down top are popular choices for breastfeeding Moms.
On the other hand, if you are into buying cute breastfeeding tops you can find some awesome ones right here.
Whether you’re a pro at it or just figuring it out I want you to know that “you’ve got this” and there is no right or wrong way.
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Find the right spot
Even if you’re not the anxious type, the noise and people can make breastfeeding in public more challenging for baby.
Whenever possible, scout out a location that is peaceful, quiet and comfortable. Some very considerate businesses have breastfeeding stations so always check to see if the area you’re at has one available.
Give yourself back support and plenty of room for you and baby to do your thing. When it comes down to it, feeding your child takes priority and you can choose to make it happen wherever and whenever you need to.
Consider using a cover-up or wrap: Not all babies will adapt, and not all Moms are a fan.
But if you’re concerned about being exposed when out in public a cover-up might be for you.
These cover-ups can help with the anxiousness you feel but also shield the baby from a crowd. Cover-ups offer babies
a private place for feeding no matter where you happen to be sitting.
Do what works for you and your baby and let go of what everyone else thinks.
Remember the turn to Minimize exposure
Latching and unlatching is the moment when skin is more likely to show, and if you’re uncomfortable with that remember to turn.
A slight turn opposite of the crowd or towards the wall can give you and baby a bit more privacy. Position yourself in a way that makes you feel
Turning away for a moment will help you get through any nervousness you’re experiencing.
Prepare yourself for the staring and please don’t let it bother you!
The law is on your side. You have every right to feed your baby but some people are still really ignorant.
People will sometimes stare and some will occasionally, depending on where you’re at and what area of the country or world you’re in, go as far as making rude comments.
No one has the right to tell you how, where or when to feed your child though.
It’s a shame that this is the way things are. The breast is sexualized and you can find them pictured strategically in ads everywhere.
Yet when you feed your child this is somehow offensive. Of course, this is not the case in many areas of the world. For some reason, America is really ass-backwards about this but the snowflakes love to complain and this gives them a reason to do so.
But with all that being said, don’t be afraid to breastfeed your child when and where you need to. Don’t worry about the ignorant. Ignore them and do what you gotta do.
Being prepared with a response ahead of time ensures that it doesn’t become a stressful moment for your baby at the worst time.
You are being a great Mom, taking care of your baby and there is nothing wrong with breastfeeding; don’t let anyone make you feel otherwise.
For some, breastfeeding in public is difficult. It’s something they’d prefer to do in private and for that, it can be challenging.
BUT there are a lot of helpful products out there to ease the burden and make breastfeeding easier, more comfortable.
For instance, you can use a breastfeeding necklace to distract your baby. They’re pretty and they will help keep your babe calm and focused while she eats.
Using these tips will make breastfeeding in public a lot easier. Most importantly just do what you have to do and don’t worry too much about it.
Hopefully, the world will grow wiser and realize breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world. It’s just so bizarre that people even have a problem with it.
Good luck to you mama!
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