If you’re a parent, we probably don’t have to tell you that life with a newborn can be tough! Between the lack of sleep, the laundry, and the overall change in lifestyle it can be downright overwhelming. On top of that, if you’re breastfeeding, there’s a big learning curve to navigate. And if you ever want to leave the house, you’re going to have to learn how to nurse in public. You’ve probably heard people talking about “nursing cover-ups” and “breastfeeding-friendly tops”—baby essentials (and things for mama!) that you need. but as a new mom it be intimidating…particularly if you’re still getting the hang of everything.
To give you a boost, we’ve put together some of the best posts about nursing in public—everything good the web has to offer. These posts will give you all the baby essentials you need, along with the general tips that will set you up for success. Having a newborn is tough…finding the best resources for your journey doesn’t need to be!
Want to know your rights as a breastfeeding mom? This post outlines the information you need to know to nurse comfortably in public.
Need a little confidence boost? Check out Practical Mommy’s post, “Why I’m Not Afraid to Breastfeed in Public.” It’s a good pep talk if you need help getting started! She even includes some pretty great testimonials from real moms.
Afra of Through Mama’s Eyes has the best breastfeeding tips—and she’s a third time mom! We’re so honored to be included as her nursing cover up of choice.
The ErgoBaby blog has 6 great and practical suggestions for making the most of nursing in public, down to finding a safe and comfortable spot before you get started.
Covered Goods® was born out of a need to leave the house as a breastfeeding mama…Jamie was looking for a full coverage nursing cover and couldn’t find anything on the market. The template she created eventually became the industry’s first multi-use nursing cover. Each Covered Goods® nursing cover is so much more than just a breastfeeding cover up…it’s four products in one (including a stretchy car seat cover). Still, here are Jamie’s best tips for making the most of our product and your nursing journey.
Living with a newborn or not, do you have any tips for nursing in public? We’d love to hear from you. And it may go without saying, but if you’ve made it through the first month, give yourself a pat on the back! You deserve it mama.