Breastfeeding Carnival: Day 8

Welcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!

This post was written as part of The Breastfeeding Cafe’s Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today’s post is about the importance of breastfeeding. Please read the other blogs in today’s carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 18th through the 31st!


First Nursing in Public Experience: This could be anything from the first time you witnessed a mother breastfeeding in public to the first time you did it yourself. How did you feel about it then? How do you feel about it now?

I’ll never forget my first real nursing in public experience.  We were in an airport in Houston waiting for a delayed flight on Christmas Eve 2002, my daughter’s first birthday.  I had no choice but to nurse her in public, and I did!  It was an empty section of a terminal and I tried to cover up with a blanket, but she was not having that.  She kept pulling the blanket off of her head, so I gave up trying.  It was liberating!

I still try to pick quiet corners (less distractions make for quicker nursing sessions), and in restaurants, I tell the server ahead that I might breastfeed and ask for a corner table.  I’ve never once had a negative comment.  Maybe I’m lucky being in California, but I’ve never been treated poorly for breastfeeding in public—and I’ve done it with four babies over nine years!


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  1. Pingback: My Nursing in Public Journey « The Adventures of Lactating Girl

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