I don't know why I just realized it but it just came to me. I'm no longer "afraid" to nurse in public (nip). With my firstborn, I went to another room to nurse. I always came home to nurse if I was out. I don't think I actually NIP at all.
With my second son, I nursed sometimes when I was out with my friends at the park or something for a playdate. They've all been there, done that (BTDT) so it wasn't anything to them. I was more cautious though.
With Bella, it's whatever, whenever. I've nursed in the middle of DisneyWorld. I've nursed in the middle of a Mary Kay meeting and will continue to nurse wherever I am when she's ready to be fed. I'm free! LOL I am still very discreet about it and unless you really stared/studied, you wouldn't know what I was doing. I don't "whip it out" as so many people like to say BF moms do (yeah, I've never seen that happen). I can't hide though when I have two other children and things to do.
I really don't understand the hoopla about NIP. Most states have laws giving breastfeeding moms the right to nurse wherever they are. The sad part is that the states had to make a law so people couldn't discriminate against us feeding our children. Have you ever seen a bottle feeding mother be asked to move to the bathroom or cover up? What about someone wearing a skimpy top? Why should nursing moms be asked to? Would you want to eat in the bathroom? We didn't ask that our breasts be made into a sexual objects. They are doing exactly what God intended them to do. And as long as I'm producing the ultimate baby food, I will continue to NIP and feed my child when and where I want.
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3 months ago