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Tuesday, September 26, 2006The Tacoma News Tribune has a great set of reader letters on the issue of nursing in public. They are overwhelmingly positive and it's kind of fun to read about different moms (or dads) telling about their experience nursing in public. It's worth taking some time to read.
I've been thinking about the issue lately because as with nursing in general, it's not something I ever ended up doing. Since I exclusively pumped, I always fed Elnora by bottle. Thus, it seems odd to think that with my second child, I'm going to have that FTM experience of nursing in public.
To that end, my Hotslings arrived this week. I ordered two off of ebay...partly so that I could carry new baby in it while shopping and can still put Elnora in the cart, but also partly to use for nursing in public. They seem like they'd be fantastic for helping position baby and they can easily be used as a "cover-up" without actually covering baby up like you would with a blanket. I'm pretty pumped to try them out.
Also went ahead and ordered some Lactivist shirts. Since I put the site up right as I was weaning Elnora, I never really had reason to wear them (apart from the milk banking shirts) so I never ordered many. Since I've got at least a year of milk production ahead of me again, I had to order some for the whole family.
Thus, I got "That's my baby's lunch you're staring at," and a "they make milk too!" shirt for myself. Greg (husband) wanted "I play with my baby's food" which I also ordered for him as a hat...and of course I can't leave out baby.
So, I ordered "bon appetit" and "nip/suck" for the little one. If it ends up being a boy, I'm going to go back and order "boob man" as well.
And no, baby isn't here yet. ;) Still another week or so to go I'd guess...