Family Magazine

7 Top Tips for Breastfeeding in Public

By Smilinglikesunshine @smilinglikesuns
You gave birth to a little baby and a few weeks later decided to go out. Okay, let's face it. It is a little bit daunting to think about breastfeeding in public.
Here are my tips:
  1. For the first few times, try to get out with with your other half , mom or a close friend. Being with company and keeping the conversation does help.
  2. Nurse your baby just before leaving the house so it will keep him for a while.
  3.  Plan your journey. If you need to breastfeed, choose family-friendly places. You can always pop into high street stores and use their feeding rooms,too.
  4. Choose appropriate clothing: You can always buy nursing tops but layering works perfectly well, too. Simple, stretchy vest tops are really useful. You can lift up your top shirt and pull the vest down  to breastfeed. This keeps your tummy and back covered up.Your baby's head will cover your breast and there you are, feeding your baby. There is no need to hide or being apologetic. Keep the conversation going and smile :) 
  5. If you don't feel confident enough yet,in a cafe, sit facing the wall. Find a corner that is likely to be ignored.
  6.  I have never used breastfeeding covers/blankets with my babies. I feel like it just draws more attention to the fact that I'm breastfeeding. If however, it makes you feel better, go for them.
  7. Use a sling: Some slings are great for breastfeeding. If you can manage that, you can feed the baby on the go without nobody noticing :)
Lastly, if you see another mother nursing in public, be sure to give her a smile to show your support.: )

    You Might Also Like :

    Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

    These articles might interest you :

    • Farmers Market Shopping Tips

      Farmers Market Shopping Tips

      Dale Johnson has been a Farm Management Specialist with the University of Maryland for twenty-six years. He advises small, large, and backyard farms in many... Read more

      By  Karlaew1
    • Four Top Tips for Better Short Turns

      This months top ski tips for better short turns. Keep your upper body facing down the fall-line. If your upper body is held still and your legs are turned in th... Read more

      By  Surfcat
    • Top Honeymoon Travel Tips

      Right now is a big time for couples to be planning their weddings and honeymoons. A lot of people get engaged over Christmas, New Year, and Valentine’s, so we’v... Read more

      By  Honeymoonblogger
    • Top Wedding and Honeymoon Tips

      As you prepare for your wedding day and honeymoon, here are some helpful tips to make each as stress free and effortless as possible: The most important thing t... Read more

      By  Weddingblog2011
    • Indoor Practice Tips

      Indoor Practice Tips

      With flood warnings in effect for my area over the next few days, it appears we will have to endure the wonderful "indoor workout" nightmare. If you live in... Read more

      By  Meachrm
    • Top Commercials

      Below are two of my favorite commercials on the mental side of things. I get chills every time I see the second one! Read more

      By  Meachrm
    • Thai Green Cury Tips

      Thai Green Curry is one of the most popular dishes from perhaps the most delicious cuisine in the world. There are a lot of ways to cook and serve the dish and... Read more

      By  Frontiergap