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 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.