In my mind, I was cheering for her. I was thinking "Go mommy!" I admired her attitude and I couldnt help but look at how the other people would react to this kind of picture. There were a few who looked away and a few who stared and felt embarassed. I just smiled and wondered if i'd be able to do the same thing that she did without feeling exposed.
Fastforward to today, I guess you can say that I am pretty successful in being able to breastfeed my son in public. I bought a nursing cover (which I hardly use. thank God for the Next9 ring sling), a few nursingwears and build my confidence. I also experimented with my existing blouses on how I can breastfeed without exposing too much (yes! I practiced in front of a mirror). I've done it pretty mucheverywhere -- the doctor's clinic, MRT, the cab, at the malls, at company sponsored events, the church, while attending seminars -- and I've grown more confident each time. What better way to promote breastfeeding than letting everyone see that you're actually doing it?
|me and my trusty nursing cover waiting for hubby|