The other day, I posted a comment on Facebook about being able to breast feed in public and not have a blanket covering me or the baby. This particular subject is quite a sensitive issue but I feel as if I should address it now that I am on of those ladies. You know.. the ones you see in public with a baby attached to her chest. Yes.. that’s me! I honestly never thought I would do it but, after having given birth to a baby (and having a natural delivery) I feel as if it is my right to nurse in public!
At first I was very shy about doing it. I even mentioned to Carlo that I would cover up anytime we had company over or if we were at someone’s house. It’s how I grew up. It’s how everyone in the US does it. But I’m in Europe now. Things are just a bit different here. It’s so natural to see a mom nursing her baby at a cafe or while sitting on a bench in the middle of a Piazza. So, when it was my turn to feed my baby, I had to do what was needed. I had my parents with me and they kept covering me with a blanket the first time around. I felt somewhat awkward but I didn’t want feel exposed… but after that, they also realized that everything here is a bit more relaxed. I would nurse wherever and whenever I needed to.