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Real Breastfeeding Questions Answered By A Lactation Consultant

What are your thoughts on breastfeeding in public? Best practices?
QC: I say do it! Let’s face it, you see more skin on a billboard in Times Square than on a woman nursing her baby. By law, you are able to nurse anywhere in public without issue so don’t let anyone tell you anything different. I suggest attempting this once you’ve gotten comfortable at
home and practice at home without your nursing pillow. If you’re feeling modest, wear a nursing top, or something that can easily lift up. Buttons are not a great option because then you’re exposing both breasts. I’m not a fan of most nursing covers because it can get hot under there for the baby and it can also be hard to see and help latch the baby if you’re still in the early stages of needing to guide them on the breast. Once you’ve latched the baby, you can throw a thin blanket over your shoulder and most people will just think you’re holding a sleeping baby.