Monday, March 21, 2011

Nursing in Public. Yea or nay?

Ben had a meltdown right as I entered Costco today. Poor little guy was hungry. Unfortunately, I had just dropped the car off to have the tires rotated so I had an hour and a half to kill. With a screaming baby.

The meltdown happened immediately next to the Spring patio display: comfy furniture with plush cushions and high footrests; a lovely cabana shading the display from the harsh warehouse light above.

Believe me, peeps, when I say that I was tempted to plop down and nurse the kiddo right there in the middle of Costco in those nice plush chairs. Very, very tempted. Wearing the hooter hider, all you see is a pair of baby legs. That's not so offensive, right?

But I didn't.

I'm not that brave.

Instead we retreated to the women's bathroom where I stood in the disabled stall for 25 minutes while Ben tanked up.

11.6 pounds of baby gets heavy very, very quickly.

Not fun.

What about you? Are you a bold baby feeder?

Or, if you are not a parent, how do you feel about moms nursing in public? Totally acceptable or a big 'heck no!'?