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How to Breastfeed in Public

Just because you’re a breastfeeding mother, doesn’t mean you should stay at home. You deserve to enjoy life and the same activities as the rest. Don’t feel shy to make your baby comfortable in public. Health practitioners recommend moms to breastfeed their babies, exclusively for the first six months.

Nursing in public will also help mothers-to-be to gain confidence and learn about breastfeeding. If you’re feeling anxious or worried about what people will think of you, here are some tips that will boost your confidence in nursing in public:

Nursing in Public is Legal?

You should know your rights. No one can prevent you from nourishing your toddlers with the most nutritious and appropriate food. People should not disturb you or ask you to cover up or ask you to shift to another location. For an instant, women and girls in Canada are allowed to be topless, and it’s almost a norm for men to take off their shirts anywhere. So, why would it be a shame to nurse a baby in public?

Wear Comfortable Clothes

Breastfeeding period might be a challenging moment for most mothers. Tees becomes the norm. But you don’t need to worry about getting out of fashion. Thanks to designers and manufacturers who design nursing clothes with hidden openings to make your life easier. If you rummage through online stores, you will find many dresses and tops designed especially for breastfeeding moms. They come in different size, shapes, and also differ in price. You can also talk to your tailor to sew nursing clothes for you.

Long gone are days when women could only wear loose tees. There are many shirt options also. If you choose to wear a t-shirt, cover up the tummy with a belly band, so when you lift the shirt, you won’t feel embarrassed about your post-natal tummy being exposed.

Choose a Good Nursing Bra

A right nursing bra provides a convenient and discreet way for breastfeeding moms to nurse their infants. The right bra also offers excellent support to the breasts. These bras come in serval sizes, styles, and colors to help you choose what suits your style and fashion. If you want to get the right size, you can use the bra size calculator to enable you to determine the correct bra size to get the most comfortable bra for you.

If possible, visit a mother-to-be local store and try to fit many bras until you get the right size. Furthermore, buy a bra with wide straps to distribute the weight of your breasts evenly and to make you more comfortable.

Consider a Cover-Up

There are commercially available blankets or cover-ups designed for breastfeeding mothers. A cover-up will make you feel comfortable when nursing your little angel in public. Most babies dislike having a cover-up or a blanket on their heads while latching. Therefore, be sure to practice at home to ensure your baby will not fuss.

Nourishing your baby with nutritious breast milk is the best you can do as a mother- whether in private or in public. The above tips will help you do it confidently.