I would only use something to cover the top of your breast for your discretion. ...As for family and friends they need to get use it .....nothing more natural and beautiful than a bub being breastfed don't be embarrassed or hide...that's what boobs where made for..
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28-02-2014 14:31 #11
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28-02-2014 14:41 #12
I would go to another room in the beginning, but now I don't. It's only a boob, we have all seen one before and quite frankly they see more of my boob when I go swimming in their pool in my bikinis than when I'm feeding my DS!
28-02-2014 14:44 #13
For me, it depends on the family member. I've fed in front of my father and his partner, my mum, and a few others, but around the in-laws and my step father I feed in another room. It's all based on how comfortable they all are around it, if they're uncomfortable it becomes really embarrassing for me (in public I don't care as much lol).
28-02-2014 15:01 #14Senior Member
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If I was at their house. I'd go to another room.
In my own house. If they don't like it they can remove themselves.
I never had an issue in front of my parents inc dad, BIL or nephews.
In front of my IL it was a bit diff, but they never made me feel uncomfortable, more I just didn't want to feel paranoid.
28-02-2014 15:37 #15
I must be really inconsiderate, because to be honest nobodies feelings have come into it when my babies have needed feeding. I have fed in front of our bank manager and tradies, friends and relatives. I have never had anyone leave a room or mention it - apart from the first few weeks when I didn't go anywhere anyway, you cannot see anything when bub is feeding. Quite a few times I have gone to another room but that is usually to chase a comfier chair as my kids tend to feed for quite a while.
28-02-2014 16:04 #16
It's totally up to you. My own brother, who is married with 3 kids, feels VERY uncomfortable with public breast feeding. I ignore him totally, even though he actually looks a little green when people breastfeed bear him, and have b fed on his couch in front of him, at. a restaurant eith him sitting opposite, etc etc.
A couple of times, he's tried to head me off, by setting up an armchair in the study if he knew I was coming etc. he says things like, "I've put a chair in here, for you, I'm sure you'll feel more comfortable feeding in private," I always want to say, "Umm, no, it's you who'll feel more comfortable, not me!"
I choose to breast feed my baby when and where we feel comfortable.
28-02-2014 16:40 #17
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28-02-2014 17:11 #18
I guess I want to tread lightly also, because up until a few years ago I was someone who felt really uncomfortable around anyone who was breastfeeding. I had not seen anyone breastfeeding until I was 20years old. I never thought it was gross or sexual, I was always worried I'd make the mum feel uncomfortable or did she want me to leave, should I not look or talk to her, would it make her feel embarrassed etc...
Now I see it as a completely natural and Im completely comfortable with others breastfeeding. I just want to be cautious around my family to begin with and gradually like myself, they will warm up to the idea. In no way will I be hiding away forever, once I myself am comfortable breastfeeding, attaching well etc I will simply be discreet and stay in the same room .
I would really love for them to be comfortable around me even if bub does need a feed...
28-02-2014 17:23 #19
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