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Old 06-27-2006, 08:51 AM   #1
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Where do you like to NIP?

Reading all the stuff about Victoria's Secrets got me thinking...it sounds like quite a few people, when they're out and about, will head there or somewhere with nice dressing rooms to nurse. That thought never occured to me...I'm a little traumatized by dressing rooms I think! If I'm out shopping and the baby gets hungry, I like to head for a furniture store or somewhere that has a nice furniture department so I can kick back and get comfy to nurse. I never use the "nursing room" at Babies-R-Us, I always find a nice comfortable display rocking chair. I love stores that have those massaging chairs on display...I'll take a break there and offer to nurse even if he's not hungry!

On the other end of the spectrum, I think the worst is the corner booth in a restaurant. Before I was very comfortable with NIP, I would look for somewhere "discreet" and frequently wound up with a booth in the back or corner...yuck! I'm way too big for that! Now, I want a chair...I don't care how exposed it is!

So what's your best/favorite place to NIP?

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Old 06-27-2006, 08:59 AM   #2
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Re: Where do you like to NIP?

Right now my baby is small enough that I can carry her and nurse anywhere. I just plunk her on and go on my way. I have these awesome nursing tops (boobdesign.com) and no one even knows I am nursing. I never go hide - and so far no one has said anything about it, either.
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:09 AM   #3
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Right now my baby is small enough that I can carry her and nurse anywhere. I just plunk her on and go on my way. I have these awesome nursing tops (boobdesign.com) and no one even knows I am nursing. I never go hide - and so far no one has said anything about it, either.
I've tried and tried to nurse and walk and either I'm shaped wrong or I'm just not coordinated enough! I have done it a few times but it just never seems to work for me...especially nursing, walking, and pushing a buggy! I think the only time anyone has ever come out and said something to me when I was NIP was when I was sitting in a lazyboy in the furniture department of a store nursing my 9 or 10 month old. I was almost asleep and a mama walked by with two toddlers and just smiled and commented "I remember those days." I couldn't tell if she really knew what I was doing or if she just thought I was rocking him so I said something about how after all these months I still haven't gotten the hang of walking, nursing, and pushing a shopping cart all at the same time so I figured I'd just take a little break. I figured she'd be shocked about the nursing and run away but she just stopped and asked me if I'd tried a sling and then pulled one out of her purse and told me that she doesn't use it as much now that the kids are older but it was a lifesaver when they were babies because she could walk through the store with the baby nursing in the sling and pushing a shopping cart and holding onto the toddler. It was kind of a revelation for me...I can only remember a couple of times in my life seeing anyone NIP so I always assumed that it was not acceptable around here. Something clicked for me that day and I realized that maybe more people are doing it, you just don't *see* it because it's really not a big deal unless you make it one. I do notice NIP more these days...not sure if it's because more women are doing it or just because I've been there and recognize it more...but I don't think it's a big deal at all anymore!
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Gracie is 7 months old and I just feed her wherever I am when she gets hungry. If I'm in WalMart I just get the older 2 to push the buggy and go about my business or go to the toy section and let them play while I stand there and nurse her. Eventually she will get too heavy for this but for now I just do it where ever it really never occurred to me with any of my children to hide while I nurse I feel that is what they were made for. Now saying that I do nurse discreetly and would never just bare all in the middle of a store but have no problem with others doing so.
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I'm not talking so much about hiding, but more like just making yourself comfortable. Like I said, I never got the hang of walking, pushing a cart, and keeping the baby latched on so I like to sit down...I'd never go to a dressing room or restroom though. That's why I'll seek out a furniture display or those big comfy reading chairs in the bookstore. With this baby I guess I'm going to have to work on the multitasking because I doubt my 2 year old will sit quietly in the shopping cart while mommy stretches out in a recliner to nurse the baby!
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I'm not talking so much about hiding, but more like just making yourself comfortable. Like I said, I never got the hang of walking, pushing a cart, and keeping the baby latched on so I like to sit down...I'd never go to a dressing room or restroom though. That's why I'll seek out a furniture display or those big comfy reading chairs in the bookstore. With this baby I guess I'm going to have to work on the multitasking because I doubt my 2 year old will sit quietly in the shopping cart while mommy stretches out in a recliner to nurse the baby!
Getting comfy sounds like a good idea I'll have to remember that when she gets bigger
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Some people may feel most comfy in a dressing room or at a booth though. Comfy as in say where they feel the most comfortable inside or comfy as in their body is comfy can be one in the same, or at least directly effect one another... but I do see what you are getting at.
I prefer just to nurse wherever I am... I don't try to go to one particular place. I actually like to nurse while I walk. Since I have a 20 month old I'm always chasing her in stores, etc. or pushing the cart, so for us it isn't comfy to sit and relax... in fact there is no such thing while we are out. So for me walking and nursing with baby in sling is most comfy
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I like the car! Comfy seat, the radio to listen to and my toddler is trapped so I don't have to chase after her.
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I like the car! Comfy seat, the radio to listen to and my toddler is trapped so I don't have to chase after her.

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I use to try and hide but I finally said WTF am I doing??!! So now I find anywhere that I can get positioned well and go for it!

I've gotten the nasty looks and felt embarrassed but I'm now learning to just nod and smile back!
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Re: Where do you like to NIP?

My favorite place in the mall is Nordstrom's department store. They have a nice mother's lounge in one of their restrooms. Normally, I am opposed to nursing in a restroom, but the lounge is so nice. It has very comfy chairs and it is quiet, so DS is not as distracted as he would be otherwise.

I do not have a problem NIP, but DS does. He is too busy looking around to eat.
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