It has never been easier or more accepted to breastfeed in public. With some practice, you'll soon be a pro. Though it's easy to nurse discreetly in most clothes, you may be more comfortable wearing a specialized nursing top that is designed to keep you covered when in public. No matter what you wear, remember that there is no shame in feeding a hungry baby.
The key to nursing in public is to begin the feeding when your baby shows the first signs of hunger. These include:
- Sucking on their hands/fingers
- Making sucking noises with their mouth
- Turning their head toward the breast
Feeding your baby when he or she is relaxed will help begin the feeding with ease—waiting until your baby begins to cry may cause stress or attract unwanted attention.