We recently went to Sea World with the kids' grandparents and it made for some interesting breastfeeding experiences, to say the least! There wasn't time to pump, so I had to feed the baby wherever I could. With all of the breastfeeding buzz going on thanks to Time magazine's cover a few weeks ago, I couldn't help but laugh while I sat there in the dark corner of the shark exhibit, feeding my baby under a blanket. I'm "Mom enough"* to feed my baby with sharks ... but not without a cover-up! So funny.
Some other locations included the airplane, the airport, a curb next to Shamu stadium, and by the hotel pool. Onlookers were either oblivious or polite, which I appreciated--I never heard a negative remark. At one point I had to feed her on a stairwell and an older gentleman saw me and could tell I was a little embarrassed (I know, I shouldn't be, but I'm just that way anyway). He gave me the sweetest smile and nod and said in a sweet frail voice, "Precious baby you have there, sweetie."It was so kind of him to acknowledge me without making me feel awkward. I always use a cover-up, but the baby feet sticking out always give me away, too.
So, I have to know, where is the craziest place you've ever nursed your baby? Are you out there with it or do you prefer a cover-up?
Have a lovely day, friends!
*FYI--To avoid any confusion, I need to go ahead and assert that I don't believe that being "Mom enough" has anything to do with anything more than doing what's best for your kids and your family. Breastfeeding or bottle feeding, co-sleeping or crib-sleeping, to each your own. Let's drink to that with a Venti Caramel Mocha, shall we?