So you want to learn to nurse in public without a cover, eh? Well, you’ve come to the right blog. And I assure you, the only awkward thing about this video is me and my weird facial expressions.
Because a few people asked:
- I am only wearing the red t-shirt and a nursing bra (I like the brand Anita). I also have a fleece jacket on. Having another layer on top will help keep your back out of the breeze while your shirt is up, but I don’t always have a sweater/jacket/cardi on. Sometimes I just let the back skin show. I’m a rebel like that.
- I’m using a cradle hold here. It’s just how I prefer to nurse. I can usually do something with my other hand when I use this hold.
- When latching your babe, just do it in one fluid motion. Shirt up a teeeeensy bit, baby on. Think like Indiana Jones.
- If I feel him start to pull away, I’ll either put my hand near by for a quick cover, or I will hold on to my shirt so I can pull it down as he pulls away. Usually I try to pull him in closer and keep him latched though.
- I will say that the fact that my kids are/were great nurselettes makes this easier, so don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t work for you and your baby.
Could there be a less flattering cover image for this video? I don’t think so.
Nurse with a cover. Nurse at home. Nurse without a cover. Bottle feed your baby with formula. Pump breast milk. Or get donor milk. I don’t care how you feed your baby. You rock for taking care of that little being, and you do what works for both of you.