Nursing in public is a personal decision. Some moms feel comfortable nursing anywhere without a cover. Some moms don’t, or only feel comfortable some places.
Jamie & I think nursing covers are useful (but never required) in at least three situations…
I personally never pumped in front of someone, but I know more than one person who always covered if they pumped in front of someone, and I can certainly relate to it.
When Jamie and Grace were in Ethiopia, Grace would pump during group conversations (even in the car!), and use a cover to make herself comfortable.
Help a Distractable Baby Focus on Nursing
I definitely used a nursing cover for keeping my little guy nursing, or to help him fall asleep. The cover would muffle some of the outside noise and light to keep him focused on the task at hand.
We also know the cover sometimes is the distraction for some little ones. Always do what works best for you and your baby.
Keep Baby Warm
My son was born in Indiana the day after Christmas, so it was pretty chilly sometimes, even indoors. A cover kept both baby and my bare skin a little warmer from drafts.
When do you cover?
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Kendall Hoover is a web content and non-fiction editor who helps bloggers make money on their blogs, and improve their pagerank. She is also Secretary of Fayye Foundation and is passionate about pre- and postpartum care for mothers. She is a military spouse and mother to one toddler son, so when she’s not reading or writing, she’s the project assistant on elaborate Lego projects.