breastfeeding mothers have to expose their breasts in
No. Breastfeeding can be done very inconspicuously in the
presence of other people. A mother can turn her back to get
started nursing and then use a blanket or shawl over the
chest and shoulder to conceal the breast. Many onlookers
think the mother is cuddling the baby.
It is helpful for mothers to practice breastfeeding at home
for a while if they feel uncomfortable nursing around
others. Nursing in front of a mirror can be reassuring as to
how little can be seen. Many stores have comfortable rooms
where mothers can nurse their babies. A quick stop in a
fitting room is also convenient.
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