7. Just do It

Sometimes people don't actually notice that you're breastfeeding if you just get on with it; fussing about and trying not to be noticed can have the opposite effect! I once sat opposite a woman on the train, and only realised after some time that she was breastfeeding. She was totally calm and matter-of-fact, and therefore completely discreet.

You shouldn't be put off breastfeeding in public by what other people think. It's what breasts are intended for, and your rights to breastfeed in public are protected by law. Plus babies don't always give you the chance to go somewhere private! But some people can be embarrassed, so discretion will be appreciated. And if someone does see you, don't be put off by any negative comments. Have you ever had any problems or nasty comments when breastfeeding in public?

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