Breastfeeding is the most natural & the most healthy way to feed your baby. Breastmilk provides all the nutrition your baby needs during in his early life. It is also a fulfilling experience that creates a loving bond between you and your baby. Most doctors will advise you to nurse your baby for at least a year. During this phase you might be out in public and might not have the comfort & privacy of indoors. Here are tips to help you breastfeed in public discreetly.
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1.Choose your spot & position
You should look for a spot where you can sit comfortably without being disturbed for the time your little one needs to feed. Look for a place with back support and a place where there is not much people movement so it wont be distracting for the baby too. In a restaurant or a closed place, a quiet corner will be best. You can sit with your back facing people movement as that will be much better for the both of you. If you are outdoors, you may be able to find a place to sit leaning against bench or a tree with a back to give you support.
2.Invest in a good Nursing Cover
A nursing cover or nursing poncho is one the most versatile pieces that you can add to your maternity & breastfeeding wardrobe. You can wear this garment over your clothes, look stylish and nurse discreetly without feeling awkward. The cover fits loose over the top giving enough room for your baby to breath comfortably while nursing. You can make more room for your little one by opening the buttons on the sides. You can buy them here.
3.Nursing Kurtis/Nursing Tops
Breastfeeding tops and nursing kurtis from Morph Maternity come with discreet openings to help you breastfeed in public. The have easy one hand access to open and close with fasters like zips or buttons. We have a wide range of exclusive breastfeeding clothes like feeding tops, nursing kurtis and even stylish breastfeeding dresses.
4.Look for Nurseries/Rest rooms
If you are in a mall, airport or a hotel, look for a nursery or baby care room that most of them have now a days. Even if these public buildings don’t have a separate nursery most have large restrooms with exclusive well-appointed baby care areas that can be used for feeding your hungry one. Look for signs on the floor plan to check if there is a designated area for nursing. You can alternatively ask the information desk to help you find a place that is comfortable for you.
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5.Easy access nursing bras
Good breastfeeding bras can make a world of difference when breast feeding in public. You can choose between drop cup ones to pull over ones. The type that is of most ease is something you should wear on your outings. A lot of mothers have a milk let down or milk leaks when it’s time to feed the baby or if the baby cries. A breast milk leak can be embarrassing, so you can choose Morph Maternity‘s leak proof nursing bras to make this experience comfortable. You can read more about leak proof nursing bras here.
Above all breastfeeding is meant to be a soulful experience for both your baby and you. Don’t get stressed out looking for the right spot or the perfect product. Find a place where you’re comfortable and wear what you are comfortable in. Don’t worry too much about who might see you. Feeding your hungry baby takes priority at all times.
Happy breastfeeding mamas :).
If you have any inputs or feedback or have any tricks up your sleeve that other moms can benefit from, do share in the comments below