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April 29th, 2005, 06:02 PM
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So were any of you scared about breastfeeding for the first time. I think im scared i wont be comfortable with it. Like i know ill have to breastfeed in public and i dont know if id feel comfortable whipping it out in front of a bunch of people i dont know. Did anyone else feel like this before they started breastfeeding for the first time? Was it something you got more and more comfortable with once you got used to it and after a while of doing it it just came natural to where you werent shy about it anymore? I really do want to breastfeed cause i know its best for my baby just wanting to know if im the only one that feels like this and still wants to breasfeed
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April 29th, 2005, 08:14 PM
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I was nervous and scared too because you can't see how much they are getting but within 2 weeks my DD was healthy and gaining weight ... it was hard and very time consuming but the bond we have is so worth it and she is so healthy.I sometimes look at her and can'at beleive I have nourished her all from me..about the public thing ..you will get used to it as your confidence grows...if anyone has a problem with it.....who cares...all that matters is that little baby looking up at you!! Don,t worry..and good luck!!!
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April 30th, 2005, 12:28 AM
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Ross was put to the breast after I'd recovered from the general anasthetic, he sucked so hard all I could say was Wow! I thought I would be very self-consious, but after the birth all that went out the window - I didn't care who was there.

I wouldn't b/f in front of my parents when they were down, that's too personal, but I take a Pashmina scarf out with me and have b/f Ross in a few cafe's now, no-one seems to mind (or even notice) and they can't see anything anyway.
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April 30th, 2005, 01:28 PM
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just for the record i try not to bf in public...both of my boys liked to nurse on the move LOL...the just moved too much for me to stay covered and i just didn't feel comfortable...i will do it if i have to..but i try to find a secluded place to go ...if i am more comfortable i know the baby will eat better...here is one thing i do that may make it easier...

at the mall, walmart or any other store with a dressing room..i go there...and just tell them ihave to nurse the baby ...the attendant may look at me funny but they have always let me in and not said anything about it....

oh and if i am out i also nurse in the car alot...just park at the end of the lot and nurse...this also keeps my other children confined in their car seats so i dont' ahve to worry wiht them while i am feeding

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btw...i have just had a girl and she seems to be calmer about feeding...so maybe i will master the cover thing...LOL...the boys were just too interested in the world and i was too modest..hehehe
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