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Nursing in public- do you use a cover?

  • poll: Do you use a cover while breastfeeding in public?
    Yes definitely. : (32 votes)
    29 %
    Nope! : (49 votes)
    44 %
    Sometimes : (31 votes)
    28 %
  1. daniellemybelle

    cantaloupe / 6669 posts

    I tried to use a cover because it made my husband more comfortable (and I was not really comfortable NIP either) but there were times LO would not eat under the cover, so I would usually try to turn toward a corner or something so I could take the cover off and get her latched.

    I 100% support NIP without a cover though. It's a legal right.

  2. MrsStar

    nectarine / 2994 posts

    I've never used a cover with either of my kids. I definitely tried to be more discrete with lo1 because I was afraid someone would say something nasty to me. With lo2 (now 3 months old) I'm definitely more confident. I try to wear a nursing singlet on underneath my shirts as to not show my stomach but if baby is hungry then I will feed her! My husband hasn't had a problem with it either and he'd gladly defend me if someone had something to say!

  3. pinkcupcake

    cantaloupe / 6751 posts

    Yes, I always used a cover. Just felt mor comfortable to me.

  4. FaithFertility

    eggplant / 11861 posts

    Not a "cover" but I would keep a blanket over us, if she would let me....lol

  5. nana87

    cantaloupe / 6171 posts

    I used to use a cover, but found using a light scarf was easier--it doesn't block as much as the a "real" cover, but it's easier to get lo latched and then use it to cover the top of my breast/get a little less exposed.

  6. lawbee11

    GOLD / watermelon / 14076 posts

    I used a cover because it made me more comfortable to nurse that way, but I have no problem seeing others NIP without a cover.

  7. blackbird

    wonderful grape / 20453 posts

    I use an A&A blanket out in public. Sometimes I forget to bring one and I'll go somewhere with less foot traffic. I don't cover him up, but I do drape it across all the other part of my breast exposed. It's just too much to not

  8. snowjewelz

    wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts

    I always used one, mostly b/c DD can randomly unlatch, move around, etc and I do not want to flash the whole boob/nipples to other people!

  9. Anagram

    eggplant / 11710 posts

    I always wear a cover, for my own comfort. I don't care if other people wear one. But my LO still has latching issues at 3 months and it and it can take us a while of several attempts to get her latched on. I have very large breasts and it's a WHOLE lotta tissue hanging out there in the wind when the baby is refusing to latch one.

    There have been times when after she's finally latched on really well that I will arrange my shirts to cover most everything and then take the cover back off if it's hot. But usually I just leave it on.

  10. Mrs. Pickle

    blogger / wonderful cherry / 21628 posts

    I use a cover most of the time because I'm more comfortable that way. There have been times where I just go to a less crowded area to latch her on and not worry about the cover. I asked DH if he cared either way and he said he doesn't because you see just as much cleavage on other women wearing low cut shirts as you do when I'm nursing without a cover.

  11. Alivoo01

    wonderful olive / 19353 posts

    I did for my own comfort level. I'm indifferent if others do or not.


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