I never considered myself one to nurse in public. I always felt that was for crunchy granola mothers who went out in public sans bra and sans deep conditioner. Even when I procured one of those handy dandy nursing covers, I never thought I’d use it outside of my grandma’s house at the next family gathering. I did in fact, use it at Tim’s mom’s house the first time I went over there with the baby. I was comfortable nursing in front of his mother, but not his aunts. The nursing cover served its purpose, so I kept it in my diaper bag along with all the other necessities.
One day, I was out to lunch and my daughter became hungry. I hadn’t planned on being out during the lunch hour or else I would have pumped and brought a bottle so I did what I had to do.
We were on a patio and there was only one other table, so I felt comfortable nursing her in broad daylight. Had we been inside where there were many more patrons, I don’t think I would have been as comfortable. And if I didn’t have my nursing cover, I definitely would not have done it.
Do you nurse in public? Do you use a nursing cover or do it freestyle? Have you ever received any nasty looks from strangers?