As a normal human being you know when you are hungry and you probably do not limit yourself, you just you’re your favourite snack and calm the stomach. Point is, when people get hungry they eat. It does not matter where we are, if our stomachs starts rumbling and the hunger rage kicks in we must have some food and there is no exception, whether it happens at home or somewhere in the city. So you can be sure the exact same rule applies to a your little one. However, when baby is wishing to be nursed, it is not that easy as just giving him a snack when you are out. The good news is the law is on your side and no-one has the right to be made to feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public anymore. Just to make you feel more confident when you are nursing your tiny one out in the public, we have found some tips you might want to know.
Take your time and relax
Do not ever feel nervous about the thought of breastfeeding in public. If you have done it at least a few times you will become a pro at it. Before you venture out with your baby consider sitting in front of the mirror and watch yourself nursing. You will see that breastfeeding barely reveals anything at all. Especially once you have had a little bit of practice, you will not have any thought it might be uncomfortable.
You do not need to invest in fashionable nursing
While you will probably need a breastfeeding bra, when it comes to specially designed breastfeeding clothes with some mums preferring to use the one up one down method in fashion terms, this means wearing a vest with a top over the top. When baby needs a feed, all you have to do is just lift your vest up and pull your top down to create just enough space to feed your little one without revealing any extra flesh.
Planning ahead helps
As a new mum you should be programmed for every eventuality when you are out. So just be sure to add breastfeeding into the daily plan. If you know where you will be going, find some places where you would feel comfortable giving your little one his meal. Ask your friends if they know of any spot, such as a cafe, that they have found to be breastfeeding-friendly.
Scarf might save your life
There are some mums who feel more comfortable when they are a little covered with a simple scarf. Draping one of these over your shoulder and chest while you are nursing might give you and your baby the privacy you need, but you should be sure your little one can breathe easily there.
Take someone with you
If this is the first time you are planning to breastfeed out in the public then take someone with you. Your mum, perhaps your other half, sister or a friend. It might sound silly, but the feeling someone is there for you who knows you and understands the struggle you are going through will definitely make a huge difference and will help you feel more comfortable.
Be sure to avoid bathrooms
Do not feel like you should sit in a public toilet just because you have to breastfeed. You would not eat in there, would you? So do not ever feel that your little one should.
Stand up for yourself
If some unpleasant person decides to mumble about nursing in public and about breastfeeding itself, just ignore him. It is his problem he has no tolerance, not yours. And do not ever forget, the law is on your side.