I’ve often heard people say, “I don’t know why it’s such a big deal to use a cover when you breastfeed.” Well, here’s why!
Not every Mother has the option of using a cover. My daughter obviously does not like to be covered while she eats. She likes to look at me and make eye contact. She also likes to look around and swing her arm around freely. And I LOVE to smile at her and talk to her and sing to her while I nurse her. This is our way of bonding. And these are some of my most treasured moments as a Mother.
Sadly, there are a lot of women who feel afraid to nurse in public, and I can’t stand that!!! No Mother should ever feel afraid or shamed for feeding their hungry baby!
So to those of you who don’t like seeing a Mother breastfeed, look away, move on, or better yet, learn to appreciate it and support that Mom because nursing is HARD, and it is one of the best things a Mother can do for her child. And not all of us can or want to use a cover!! I am in full support of Mothers breastfeeding their babies, anywhere, anytime and in any way they feel comfortable doing it!
-Billie Toone, @billiemarie_816