Monday, March 22, 2010

Nursing in Public

I have to admit, while I nursed my oldest daughter, I only felt comfortable nursing in the car or at most on a bench in a secluded part of the store. But something has changed since giving birth to our second daughter. I find myself saying "I don't care where I feed her."
Now this newly found confidence is wonderful and it was put to the test this past weekend. It was almost feeding time and we were in the far back of a food store. Katelyn was sitting in her home made sling carrier and Joslyn was sitting in the cart cover being pushed by my husband. My husband asked if I wanted the car keys, so I could feed Katelyn. To my surprise I said "nope, I think I will do it here." Now my answer must have surprised him just as much as it did me! "Really?" he said. "Sure, why not?" was my response. I flipped Katelyn around and proceeded to nurse her (while still walking) and no one had any clue!
We were walking in the Frozen Food Isle and an older man looked at me and said "I bet you can't wait to get that baby out of this cold isle, huh?" I just giggled and said "yes". I looked at my husband and explained that he thought I had Katelyn covered up to keep her warm!! hehe

I would love to say that I fed her the entire time in the store....but I can not. The sling was too tight and she was not comfortable. So as Joslyn and my husband were waiting in line I took the keys and proceeded to the car.....with Katelyn still latched on!

So....what unusual places have you fed your little ones?

1 comment:

  1. I fed my baby Katelynn at the Family Dollar store! Carried her in my arms with no cover! I was very stealth. hahaha That was the only time I did something drastic like that because I had no other choice. :-D

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