How To: Breastfeed your baby in public

Breastfeed your baby in public

How to Breastfeed your baby in public

Nervous about breast feeding in public? You shouldn't be. Breast feeding outside your home doesn't have to be a source of anxiety. Create a calm and modest approach to nursing in public.


You Will Need:
• A sweater, jacket, or light shirt


Step 1: Plan ahead
Plan your trip ahead of time to ensure you are wearing garments that will allow easy access to your breast with minimal exposure.

Step 2: Watch for hunger cues
Watch for your baby's cues for being hungry before the hunger increases and leads to crying or pulling at your clothing.

Step 3: Find a comfortable spot
Find a comfortable place to sit with your baby.

Step 4: Hold your baby close
Hold your baby close to you as you expose the breast for nursing. This will shield your breast from any onlookers.

Step 5: Wrap the garment around yourself
Once your baby has latched onto the breast, wrap your sweater, jacket, or shirt around yourself to cover the breast.


Trivia: Breast feeding in public is expressly protected by law in 43 states.

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