KBBF 2014 – Positive Nursing In Public Experiences & Funny Breastfeeding Memories

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Last year I wrote about my memories of breastfeeding in public. Those memories are all still there, very strong and fresh.

I feel very lucky to have only had one bad public experience. I remember all the nerves I had about breastfeeding in public. The anxiety. The fear. Once that first week of public nursing had passed it became second nature to me. Although for the first few months I was still very conscious of other people’s opinions especially with it being so high on the topic list for media.

As the months passed I didn’t use my breastfeeding shawl anymore. I’d happily whip my boobs out in front of strangers, passers by, in restaurants and the most embarrassing thing of all… In front of my hubby’s Grandad!! It became the normal thing, the most natural thing and the right thing to do.

I want to hear about your memories, your positive experiences in public.

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  1. i use his muslin if i need extra cover

  2. Invest in some good brfeastfeeding tops (they are hard to find unfortunately, but when you do find one you get on with, you won’t have any trouble having the confidence to feed in public).

  3. I honestly don’t care who’s watching and who’s not, I think the more you try to cram into a corner and try to hide away the more people will stare and notice you x

  4. Lynsey Buchanan

    A Nursing Shawl is great to discreetly breastfeed in public

  5. I have a breastfeeding apron for public feeding, it gives me loads more confidence to feed out and about

    • lifewithpinkprincesses

      I had the same. It was my life saving necessity during breastfeeding. Although I grew in confidence and more often than not just exposed all to all! Lol.

  6. be confident – most people don’t even notice.

  7. I always breast fed at home!

  8. Practice in places you know are not too busy like your local cafe or park or even your garden before going to busier places

  9. Know your rights and don’t give in to people trying to stop you.

    • lifewithpinkprincesses

      This is excellent advice. I would have just packed my boobs away if asked to, but with everything in the press lately I know for next time not to say no! X

  10. Sarah Strickland

    I find a button-down shirt works best, especially in warmed weather when you don’t want lots of layers. I never got on with cover-ups, shawls etc – too much of a palaver which attracts more attention!

  11. Unfortunately I never breastfeed x

  12. I never got on with shawls. Baby would just fight them. It took time and practice for me to feel comfortable feeding in public. The more I done it, the easier it got. At almost 13 months I haven’t had a single bad comment made.

  13. Helen Tobin-Perry

    I cant get on with cover up/shawls as baby and i get too hot. I love my breast feeding tops with easy access discreet flap, Id really recommend investing in a couple especially when starting out as I’d get flustered just trying to getting my little boy to latch. Remember if you find it tricky there are happy smiles to look forward to after. <3

  14. 2 tops one up one down 😀

  15. Relax and exude confidence, you’re doing the best thing possible for your baby

  16. Never got on with the shawls.
    Found it so difficult to manipulate a shawl and latch on a baby that we all ended up a screaming, hot, tired mess.
    Definitely prefer the over top, under vest approach! 🙂

    • lifewithpinkprincesses

      Mine had a metal thing inside like a half hoop that allowed you to are directly down. Was fantastic.

  17. I was never brave enough 🙁

  18. i have no experience of breastfeeding yet (baby due in sept) but ive bought a nursing scarf so hoping that it will give me a bit more confidence!

    • lifewithpinkprincesses

      It was certainly my must have accessory. It rolled up very small and was always in my bag. You’ll grow with confidence naturally though. X

  19. kellyjo walters

    My sister invested in a good shawl for privacy

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