A few months ago, I wrote a post concerning two women who were asked to stop breastfeeding their babies by a salesperson in a downtown Montreal kid store. I was outraged by this situation and claimed out loud that nothing will stop me from breastfeeding in public. Well, easier said than done!
I quickly realized that many people get uncomfortable with the idea of a slightly exposed breast. You can see in their eyes that, even when they claimed to be fine with it, they would rather be miles away from the "feeding device"!!! Sadly, even if I'm not a shy person, this makes breastfeeding much less enjoyable.
This weekend, I had to feed Alice at a restaurant and even if Dan assured me that probably none of the customers knew that I was breastfeeding it felt slightly awkward. As a woman in Quebec, I have the right to breastfeed in public. However, I'm not sure if it is really socially acceptable.
So, even if I have mixed feeling about the product, I purchased a nursing cover. The feminist in me sighed, while I watched the company's online video, when the spokesperson said that a nursing cover allows you to breastfeed in complete modesty!!!
However, I must admit that the nursing cover was nice to use. The people around me looked comfortable (so I was comfortable) and, as a bonus, it protected Alice from falling pieces of butter croissant (and direct sunlight)!
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little gray pixel, lin, mjb, ele, shine little light, co•co•marro, cal's mum, sandra: Thank you so much! I actually love to play dress up with Alice...strange because I was not into dolls when I was a little girl. xox
love to stitch: My mother made the cardigan and the hat is from a super talented friend.
ali: Kisses from Alice :)
oscarlucinda: Yes, I think that you are allowed to say cute too!!
bess callard: Thank you Bess! So, should we go for a coffee soon :)
bugheart: I'm so happy that you like my blog. Thank you so much xox
giselle: The bonnet was made by my friend (I should ask her where she got the pattern).
one claire day: Totally! There was a lot of warm cuddles! xox
la franglaise: My husband has zero baby photos (I think that it is very sad). I don't think that Alice will have that "problem"!
sofisan: Pregnancy pillows! Ah, I like that!!!