How to Prep for Nursing in PublicMichelle Horton
There comes in a point in your pregnancy when you subtly shift from prepping for the pregnancy (maternity clothes, ultrasound appointments, prenatal testing) to prepping for the baby (finding nursery color schemes, googling “postpartum must-haves,” and finding a pediatrician).
And one of the biggest things that moms-to-be often think about is breastfeeding. We look at our feeding options, take prenatal breastfeeding classes, and research different breast pumps.
But one thing that I didn’t think about was my breastfeeding wardrobe — which I found to be even more limiting than my maternity wardrobe.
So if you’re thinking about breastfeeding once your little one comes, there will come a time when you’ll need to feed him or her in public. This is a natural, healthy thing you’re doing, and no one has the right to tell you to stop. That being said, not all moms are comfortable exposing certain post-baby body parts, and it can make them feel a little uncomfortable.
So here are some tips on how to comfortably and discreetly nurse in public from my blogging friend Lacy of Living on Love:
Here’s a cheat sheet of my favorite products for public breastfeeding:
- Bébé Au Lait Nursing Covers (Lacy’s daughter didn’t like these, but many do)
- Glamourmom Nursing Tank
- Elle Macpherson Maternelle Maternity Wire-Free Nursing Bra
- Melinda G Easy Fit Nursing Bras
photo: Lacy Stroessner