World Breastfeeding Week - Breastfeeding in Public is a Right


Some moms find that breastfeeding in public is easy for them, however, some moms do not feel comfortable with the idea. No matter how you feel about it, you will likely be faced with a time when breastfeeding in public is much easier than finding a place to nurse privately. In the United States, there are many laws protecting the right to breastfeed in public or even in private spaces such as business, airports, etc. If you are ever asked to stop breastfeeding by someone, let them know that you have the legal right to continue.

Two Tips for Breastfeeding in Public

  • If you feel uncomfortable or need to have privacy while breastfeeding, invest in a nursing scarf or wrap that can offer you coverage when there isn’t a private room available.

  • Wearing your baby in a sling, wrap, or carrier can make breastfeeding on the go easier. Some baby wearing techniques give your baby direct access to your breast and you can just go about whatever you are doing without stopping to nurse. Not to mention that wearing your baby gives you two free hands! You can even do chores around the house while wearing your baby if you they insist on being held, as many babies do.

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