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DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
7th Apr '13

i would only go to malls or baby stores that had a room where i could feed him, or pump to feed him (i ex pumped 1st 6 months)
like at walmart i would go to dressing room
u would pump in the car all the time lol
and walkimg around stores...
i always had milk ready when we were in public, amd would pump wherever for his next feeding...

even around my family in my own home i would go into my bedroom or his nursery to pump or feed him, i didnt want to be uncomfortable or have him uncomfortable... i wanted to enjoy bf, not be looking around to ee people staring in offense,

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting DeanJade&Mak's Mom:" i would only go to malls or baby stores that had a room where i could feed him, or pump to feed him (i ... [snip!] ... to be uncomfortable or have him uncomfortable... i wanted to enjoy bf, not be looking around to ee people staring in offense, "

yeah and i'd end up being like at i fear..

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 26125 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" i think i read you talking about that in another thread. and that's good for you but ridiculous of them! ... [snip!] ... room when i delivered my Lily. so i don't get why i'm still shy around her? maybe just feeling self conscious about my body..."


It could be that or the fact that society really makes it so taboo still. It makes US feel weird/wrong/self-conscious/ and its not our fault, its society. Which isn't right at all, but I dont see society changing anytime soon :(



But it will come with time that you just rock the b**b, lol. I felt weird in front of my stepdad at first but then I didnt care and would show full b**b at home and not even care!

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting FroggysMommy:" It could be that or the fact that society really makes it so taboo still. It makes US feel weird/wrong/self-conscious/ ... [snip!] ... lol. I felt weird in front of my stepdad at first but then I didnt care and would show full b**b at home and not even care! "

i just don't want any problems like that standing in my way again. i felt so much guilt and still do about quitting...



it was a lot for me to do it in front of my mom but i was actually getting to the point where if covered, i'd try to stay in a room with my dad (i stayed with them the 1st month). we're very close but i was getting proud that i was getting that far...

mommymassey 3 kids; Fort Worth, Texas 378 posts
7th Apr '13

I am going to follow this, if you dont mind. I had the same concerns and issues with DD and really want to be successful with this one. I was even self conscience in the hospital when family came to visit. I decided this time we would wait on visitors until we get BF down. I want to EBF this one and have so many concerns like shopping or going places with my older two.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
7th Apr '13

i just try to find a discreet area. the shoes is a safe bet cause its not usually packed and has benches.



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THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting mommymassey:" I am going to follow this, if you dont mind. I had the same concerns and issues with DD and really want ... [snip!] ... until we get BF down. I want to EBF this one and have so many concerns like shopping or going places with my older two. "

i don't mind at all. with DD by SIL was in the room when i 1st breast fed and she was the only one. i had had everyone else leave the room so i could try to breast feed and she wanted to come in and watch because she was pregnant at the same time. her being younger and feeling like i was helping her learn, helped me to be comfortable with her in the room. other than her, my mom, and DH i couldn't do it....

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting lolajessup:" i just try to find a discreet area. the shoes is a safe bet cause its not usually packed and has benches. "

haha! that's a great idea! ours is in the very back of the store too!

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
7th Apr '13

i really didnt have to have one. so would stare down anyone that even looked lmao

mommymassey 3 kids; Fort Worth, Texas 378 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting lolajessup:" i just try to find a discreet area. the shoes is a safe bet cause its not usually packed and has benches. "

thats such a good idea and if I had just been walking by or just glanced I would have never been able to tell you were actually BF. It took me a minute to realize you were in the pic. lol

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting mommymassey:" thats such a good idea and if I had just been walking by or just glanced I would have never been able to tell you were actually BF. It took me a minute to realize you were in the pic. lol"

yes lots of people walked by but nobody even took a second glance haha! and SO had the cart across from me and was looking at shoes and showing them to me, so it just kind of looked like we stopped to rest and he was looking around haha. nothing going on here people, move along, move along :PI feel like covering makes it more noticeable when theres a huge drape over you.

mommymassey 3 kids; Fort Worth, Texas 378 posts
7th Apr '13

well I also really agree with the theory we dont eat under a cover so why should our babies. Really at this point if I do cover it will be because of me and not him and only until I get the hang of it so that I can do it without b**b hanging out. LOL

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting mommymassey:" well I also really agree with the theory we dont eat under a cover so why should our babies. Really at ... [snip!] ... it will be because of me and not him and only until I get the hang of it so that I can do it without b**b hanging out. LOL"

all of this is so true!

mommymassey 3 kids; Fort Worth, Texas 378 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" i don't mind at all. with DD by SIL was in the room when i 1st breast fed and she was the only one. i ... [snip!] ... i was helping her learn, helped me to be comfortable with her in the room. other than her, my mom, and DH i couldn't do it...."


I covered when they were there, which honestly I think may have cause some tension with me, not so much anyone else, but maybe just because I was uncomfortable and should have asked them to leave. Anyways I am wondering if that cause some of my latching issues.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Draco'sStalker:</b>" what about shopping? just go to the bathroom and leave your cart?"</blockquote>



That's when I went to a fitting room so I was alone with him.