What if your boob gets viewed by someone you really don’t want to see it (father in law, ex boyfriend’s new girlfriend, anyone really…)
What if you squirt milk at someone in a coffee shop…(it happens to us all)
It’s hard enough to feed let alone with people watching you and judging. But what you have to realise is that you aren’t important to most people, you are invisible. Most people do not even realise you are feeding because quite simply they aren’t interested. Now obviously some people do notice, some people are interested. One of my friends stopped feeding because she didn’t feel comfortable in public. Now she’s having her second baby and I hope by finding the right cover she can continue to feed if she wants to. The trick is finding the cover right for you. There are loads out there. Muslins, feeding vests, scarves…
With the pob I was a fan of the two layered top approach, lift one up, pull one down. Most people don’t even realise you are feeding. But it ruined a lot of my clothes and it limited what I could wear. Now Breastvest offer a good solution to this. You can win a breastvest on this post. The other feeding in public cover I use is the feeding apron. I use Bebe Chic.
I wish I’d had an apron with the pob but only bought one with Sammy.
A couple of weeks ago I went shopping just me and Sam (and my trusty apron). I was in John Lewis having lunch and Sammy wanted feeding. There was a feeding room just around the corner but my coffee hadn’t been drunk. I thought, shall I, shan’t I… and I thought sod it. I’m not moving, I want to drink my coffee hot for once. So I stayed. I got out my apron and started feeding Sammy. No one batted an eyelid. Apart from a man who was about 70. He just kept staring. I thought he was going to come over and complain. So many older women were walking past smiling and cooing. Then I finished feeding and out popped Sam. The older gent looked at him, looked at me and then gave me the hugest smile. Turns out he was cooing too.
So someone who I thought was disgusted was the opposite and he was a man. We never know what people are thinking and most people fully support breastfeeding. So get out those baps (under the apron of course 😉
The stark truth is no one cares that much apart from you!