Breastfeeding in Public

Check out these helpful pointers for discreetly breastfeeding in public

Hi. I'm Kimberly Durden. I'm a board-certified Lactation Consultant and I've been helping moms breastfeed for more than 20 years. One of the most common concerns that breastfeeding moms have is, who do I breastfeed when I go out in public? Also, moms are concerned, is it legal to breastfeed in public? Number 1, it is legal to breastfeed in public. Many states have even adopted laws to protect mothers' rights to breastfeed in public. Each state that has adopted a law has different wording and different flavor to their laws. However, of the states that have laws to protect mothers' rights to breastfeed in public, it's your choice whether or not you want to be modest when you're nursing in public. Sometimes, you might feel more comfortable when you're nursing your baby in public by simply putting a cover over yourself and the baby while you're nursing. That way, you have some privacy. You'll have to feel like you're exposed and it makes some moms who are feeling modest feel really comfortable in nursing in public. Many times, people don't even know you're nursing when you have the baby covered like this. They just think you're holding a sleeping baby. Another way that you can optimize nursing in public is to wear 2-piece outfits. So, it's important to have easy-