Breastfeeding in Public.
As many of you know, breastfeeding is something near and dear to my heart.
I thoroughly enjoyed both of my breastfeeding experiences with my two daughters. My eldest was my hardest experience, she had difficulty latching but–I didn’t give up and we established a great nursing relationship. While my youngest was a natural and she immediately took to the breast and nursed for a much longer time.
Navigating the modern world as a breastfeeding mother isn’t always so easy.
Not everyone is the most supportive and if you’ve read my experience about the criticism I faced, you know that I’m the type of lady that doesn’t really care about what people think. Whether someone felt that my child was “too old” to be nursing or that I should “cover-up” while I’m nursing–went in one ear and out the other.
So, yes, while I prefer modesty and discretion. I used a cover almost the whole time I nursed in public but, if I for some reason forgot to put my cover into my diaper bag, I was nursing regardless.
My daughter needs to eat and she’s going to.
I’ll refer to one of my favorite tweets on Twitter about #breastfeeding:
“There’s a time and place for
#breastfeeding, and it’s called anywhere my child and I darn well please.”
Anyway, please head on over to UsedEverywhere.com Blog and check out “6 Tips to Navigate the World as a Breastfeeding Mama!” Please feel free to add your much-valued opinion and insight on the subject!
See you there!
Til then, cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.