As one friend of mine pointed out when I posed this question on my blog’s Facebook page, nursing a baby is never strange. It’s the most natural thing to do.
That said, as moms, we often feel odd or strange nursing a baby in public or in weird circumstances, or we get some really strange looks.
I’ve spent 42 months of my life nursing my babies, and life can’t be put on pause while I’m a nursing mom. It’s one of many reasons why I take my baby everywhere; it’s just easier that way. And I kinda like him too.
It used to be easy for me to nurse primarily at home or in my car, but with the addition of each baby, I’ve grown more comfortable nursing out and about, especially since I’ve got an antsy 4 year old and a busy 2 year old to keep up with. Thanks to our recent trip to Disney World, I have now nursed on a plane, on a boat, on the monorail, sitting outside of Gaston’s Tavern, near the Dumbo ride, and even on the safari ride at Animal Kingdom.
Through my blog’s Facebook page, I asked my friends friends and readers about the strange places they’ve nursed. Here’s what they said:
While pushing a grocery cart at the grocery store, at the mall, and pretty much most stores in town.
At the beach, at church, and at the movies.
While making a PB&J.
Sitting in the stroller in the middle of a blueberry farm.
At a table in Cracker Barrel and on the benches of a dirt track race.
On a toilet in a restroom at an LSU Baseball game (she said her baby had gotten way too big to nurse discreetly in the crowded stands).
On Spaceship Earth, the ride inside the big ball at Epcot.
In a discreet location at an aquarium that suddenly became packed with people as a show started!
In the bath tub.
At wrestling practice, a football game, in a weight room, or at the park.
During a wedding cermony.
And my personal favorite:
At the dentist’s office while getting her teeth cleaned.
Your turn! What’s the strangest place you’ve ever nursed a baby?