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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 11:07 AM   11
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Less uncomfortable than sitting fully exposed lol xxx
Depends on your individual feelings...I felt like I'd had enough difficulty and trauma with breastfeeding as it was without trying to organise shawls and special clothes. So I just fed quite openly in front of whoever. Never got any negative comments or looks (not that I noticed anyway). To me that was what was comfortable. However I know not everyone feels like I did and that's OK too.

I was just referring to the point Op made about her dad being sat opposite All for people being comfortable being exposed, but don't think many of us would sit happily with all hanging out if our dad's were sat opposite xxx



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 11:38 AM   12
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I personally ditched the nursing cover after my first attempt at using it in public. I found it drew WAY more attention to what I was doing than if I just exposed myself quickly in order to latch baby. I had crawled under my cover and was fidgeting around getting baby to latch, and when I emerged from under the cover I had about 10 people in the restaurant looking at me. Once I ditched the cover and would just latch her out in the open I never once noticed anyone watching me. If you really want to go with a cover then you can try practicing at home until you get the hang of it. Eventually baby will be able to latch on his own and it won't be an issue anymore.



 
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Less uncomfortable than sitting fully exposed lol xxx
Depends on your individual feelings...I felt like I'd had enough difficulty and trauma with breastfeeding as it was without trying to organise shawls and special clothes. So I just fed quite openly in front of whoever. Never got any negative comments or looks (not that I noticed anyway). To me that was what was comfortable. However I know not everyone feels like I did and that's OK too.

I was just referring to the point Op made about her dad being sat opposite All for people being comfortable being exposed, but don't think many of us would sit happily with all hanging out if our dad's were sat opposite xxx
Haha actually I nursed (and not that discreetly at first!)in front of my dad, brother, husbands grandad etc.! Family weren't around much to support me so when they were I took full advantage of their help and wasn't about to start making things difficult for myself just as there was a chance to make things easier! However I know not everyone is comfortable with this and would never want anyone to feel like they HAD to nurse in public. I guess I was just too tired to care



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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 16:56 PM   14
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I still can't latch Emma on in public, I just don't see how it's possible without exposing my entire breast for all to see.



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2017, 20:11 PM   15
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Thanks ladies, it's hard and I guess depends on how you feel personally. I know what you mean about people looking when you go under cover - I've had that! Also If I could get him to latch quick maybe just maybe I'd expose myself...definitely not in front of my dad though - he would be so uncomfortable as would I - hopefully it will all get easier! For now I will do a combination of either finding somewhere private to latch and walking back to sit down..did thisbthe other day latched in the restaurant toilets and walked. Ack to the table and going under cover.
Quick note I'd never actually feed I the toilets and I'd only ever go in nice ones to latch.

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Old Apr 11th, 2017, 17:29 PM   16
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The 2 tops works great for us much better then a cover . Hang in there before you know it you will be a pro !!! If all else fails go into a clothes shop ... Go to the change rooms and feed him there in a cubical . They are clean , secure and available lol...



 
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Old Apr 12th, 2017, 02:11 AM   17
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I just use a nursing top if I know I'm going to be feeding whilst out (I rarely bother with the top these days mind) and I put another top over it, you can barely see anything that way. I wouldn't use a blanket as its more likely to make you both hot and bothered and distracted.
In that situation again would you feel comfortable asking the owners if there was somewhere quiet to feed baby, you could get him latched on and feeding and then return to the table? X



 
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