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Breastfeeding in Public with an Uncomfortable Husband

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by Ellie
(Alabama)

Breastfeeding in Public with an Uncomfortable Husband

Breastfeeding in Public with an Uncomfortable Husband

Visitor Question: My husband is uncomfortable with me nursing in public. He is afraid that men are gonna try to “check” me out.

I have suggested a nursing tank and special nursing clothes along with wearing a cover up or sling and he says he stills feels funny and need to only do it when men aren’t around.

I tried to explain to him that I can’t make guys go away and I refuse to go hide but he just says no and gets upset when I try to nurse in public.

How can I prove to him that guys are not “checking” me out and that all that stuff completely covers me? I really want him to feel as comfortable as I do with breastfeeding in public.

Breastfeeding Magazine Response: All you can do is assure him that you can be discreet and cover up. Also reassure him that, if anything, guys probably look away from a nursing mother more than “checking her out.”

You may even want to demonstrate at home how you can nurse without exposing yourself with a great cover up or nursing clothes.

Good luck!


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