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usernametx Texas 19750 posts
11th May '13
Quoting ☠ Meg13 ☠:" What kind of wrap did you use?"


I just cut up jersey cotton, it was 5 meters and i got 3 wraps out of it for $10 each. There are lots of Moby style wraps out there.
Gauze wraps like Calin Bleu and Wrapsody are good for smaller babies and in the summer. Then there are cotton, hemp, linen, silk and wool blends of woven wraps that are awesome from birth to 3-4 years. I have a Didymos, Ellevill and Storchenweige. You can get a nice short wrap (size 3 or 4) that will carry a baby really well and can be used for toddlers too. Check out the babywearer.com and i think there are other sites too.



I loved my Ergo too for BF in and DS outgrew that at 20 months so it was a good buy :)

My2KidsMom Due September 8 (boy); 1 child; Concord, California 114 posts
11th May '13

My son refused to be covered, lol. Anytime I threw something over him he'd stop eating immediately. I finally gave up and stopped using a cover. I'm not shy anyways so it didn't bother me.

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1769 posts
11th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama*AtoZ:</b>" I never in my life noticed anyone breastfeeding before i was a parent, it's just not something people ... [snip!] ... needs :( Your SO will probably come around. You're right, people get twisted ideas about things but that is their problem! :)"</blockquote>



This! And yeah I agree that he will probably come around. Its ten times more embarrassing and uncomfortable to have the child screaming uncontrollably in public, he'll probably be the first to say, 'what's taking so long, give him the boob!!!!' At least that's what mine does lol

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
11th May '13

Surprisingly my husband wasn't the one who had a problem with me breastfeeding in public. I'd just sit down wherever and nurse. But as my son got older he'd get distracted easily and turn his head while still latched, so I had to find a more secluded spot (usually by the,bathroom in a big chair at the mall for example) to nurse.



I've even nursed with my husband's best friend sitting right next to me and he burped LO while I got myself all situated afterwards. Nobody thought it was uncomfortable or anything.



However, my mother (who breastfed all 3 of her children) was the one that was constantly telling my to go feed my son in the bathroom. Always. So I ended up stopping going anywhere with here until my son was on snacks and stuff.



And my brother threw a huge fit if he even saw my back while nursing. So it was easier to go to a different room than listen to him bitch the whole time. I was at his house and needed to nurse and the only two places to sit and do it were the living room or his and his wife's bedroom, his wife actually went in the bedroom and talked to me the whole time I was nursing cuz he was such an ass about it.

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
11th May '13

Honestly, my husband said the same thing but I said that he can go eat in the bathroom or car, and he stopped saying it. I nurse wherever and whenever my baby is hungry. I am discreet about it, so it is not a big deal. We now have 3 kids and a fourth on the way and he no longer feels the way he did. Now he will hand me our son and say, "I think he wants some boob." LOL.

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" I had oversupply so milk squirted everywhere, it took me a while to feel confident to NIP as i had ... [snip!] ... a lot better. By the time DS was about 4 months old i could nurse him in a wrap so nobody could see, and leakage wasn't so bad."

Oh my gosh. I was sitting at a bench at the mall nursing and my son pulled off really fast. There was an older man sitting next to me and he got totally sprayed with milk. He just looked at it and said, "At least it's not bird poop." HAHAHA! I was so embarassed.

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:" Oh my gosh. I was sitting at a bench at the mall nursing and my son pulled off really fast. There was ... [snip!] ... he got totally sprayed with milk. He just looked at it and said, "At least it's not bird poop." HAHAHA! I was so embarassed."


oh my, i would've been so embarassed too. That was a good response from the guy though!
I remember the first time i NIP when DS was a month old and milk shot out and without thinking i stuck my arm out fully trying to catch the spray lmao, i didn't realize until my arm what out what i was doing. Ahhh i love new momness, makes me broody lol

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" oh my, i would've been so embarassed too. That was a good response from the guy though! I remember the ... [snip!] ... to catch the spray lmao, i didn't realize until my arm what out what i was doing. Ahhh i love new momness, makes me broody lol"

Ahahaha!

☠ Meg13 ☠ 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13167 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" I just cut up jersey cotton, it was 5 meters and i got 3 wraps out of it for $10 each. There are lots ... [snip!] ... and i think there are other sites too. I loved my Ergo too for BF in and DS outgrew that at 20 months so it was a good buy :)"


Wow. So many choices!

☠ Meg13 ☠ 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13167 posts
11th May '13
Quoting orchidlovingmama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama*AtoZ:</b>" I never in my life noticed anyone breastfeeding ... [snip!] ... public, he'll probably be the first to say, 'what's taking so long, give him the boob!!!!' At least that's what mine does lol"


Hahahaha!

☠ Meg13 ☠ 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13167 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" Surprisingly my husband wasn't the one who had a problem with me breastfeeding in public. I'd just sit ... [snip!] ... bedroom, his wife actually went in the bedroom and talked to me the whole time I was nursing cuz he was such an ass about it."


What a douche. :(

☠ Meg13 ☠ 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13167 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:" Oh my gosh. I was sitting at a bench at the mall nursing and my son pulled off really fast. There was ... [snip!] ... he got totally sprayed with milk. He just looked at it and said, "At least it's not bird poop." HAHAHA! I was so embarassed."


BAHAHAHAHA! That's hilarious!

☠ Meg13 ☠ 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13167 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" oh my, i would've been so embarassed too. That was a good response from the guy though! I remember the ... [snip!] ... to catch the spray lmao, i didn't realize until my arm what out what i was doing. Ahhh i love new momness, makes me broody lol"


Holy crap, that is too funny.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
11th May '13

My husband had a problem with me nursing in public at first! For the first 4-5 months, I didn't BF brady in public. We went to a Patriots practice and we were in the bleachers and LO needed to nurse, so I told him, either I nurse brady right here, or you walk back to the car with me ( it was atleast a 1 mile walk )! He told me to nurse there, and now he thinks its funny to watch others be uncomfortable with me nursing!

☠ Meg13 ☠ 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13167 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:" My husband had a problem with me nursing in public at first! For the first 4-5 months, I didn't BF brady ... [snip!] ... a 1 mile walk )! He told me to nurse there, and now he thinks its funny to watch others be uncomfortable with me nursing!"


I really, really hope he gets over it.



He's in Judo class, and I usually go with him when he goes, and I told him that I can bring the baby after she's born, just to get out of the house. He said, "When you feed her, you can just go to the back room"... and it really hurt my feelings. If we're out somewhere, I don't care where, I don't want to go hide. I should feel proud of the fact that I'm breastfeeding, not ashamed.