As you all know, nursing is near and dear to my heart. I have very strong opinions on nursing and nursing in public is something that comes up often. This week Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner and I are going to discuss this topic and how we feel about it. Feel free to link up with your thoughts too, we’d love to hear them!
I have nursed a total of 27 months so far between all three of my children and I am still going. There have obviously been many times in those 27 months that we were out and about and baby was hungry so I needed to feed him or her. I am a strong believer in breastfeeding and along with that is my strong belief that a woman should be allowed to feed her baby any time and any where! If that means feeding baby on a park bench or at a restaurant table then so be it! I
I personally do cover up when I am nursing baby in public or if we are in the store I’ll go to the car but I would not be offended if I saw a nursing mama feeding baby without a cover. It is completely natural, it’s how God intended for our breasts to be used, so I don’t see any problem with it! I do try to be considerate if children are around. There are a few reasons for this…some aren’t quite mature enough to understand that natural-ness of what is happening. Some parents may not want to have that discussion with their child and if they are seeing me nurse out in public I could be forcing that parent into something they aren’t ready for or don’t want to deal with so although I am a strong believer in nursing anywhere I do understand that not everyone is in agreement on this topic.
What do you think? Do you feel uncomfortable when you see someone nurse? Does it give you a good feeling inside knowing that mama is feeding her baby? What are your thoughts? We’d love for you to link up if you have a blog or comment below with your thoughts.
Happy Nursing Mamas!