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Video:Tips for Breastfeeding in Public

with Melissa Nagin

Do you feel a little nervous about taking feeding time on the road? Try these positions and tips that will help you breastfeed discreetly in public.See Transcript

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Transcript:Tips for Breastfeeding in Public

Hi! I'm Melissa Nagin and welcome to About.com Health. Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed a baby, but that doesn't mean that nursing moms don't run into problems along the way. Many new mothers feel confident with their ability to position and feed their baby very soon after birth, at home.

But what happens once they venture out? Most become very concerned that they won't be able to breastfeed discreetly. I'll show you some positions to make you feel comfortable out of the home.

Breastfeed in Public With Blankets

Draping a blanket over your shoulder to hide the breast and the baby's head is a very nice, subtle, discreet way of breastfeeding.

Breastfeed Discreetly With Shirts

Another very subtle way of breastfeeding is to just lift the shirt up, just above nipple line. The baby's head will cover the breast and the nipple and it's a very, very discreet way of feeding in public once again.

You can always find the help and support you need by contacting a board certified lactation consultant. Thanks for watching. To learn more visit us on the Web at health.about.com.
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