It's attacks like this from fellow breastfeeding mothers that I just don't get. They tell the other mothers to not stand up for their rights and just quietly take the tongue lashings from NIP harassing jerks. Seriously? If this were any other human or civil rights issue would you be telling the victims to just be quiet and go away? I highly doubt it. Why is it so easy for folks to pick on breastfeeding?
And folks that are okay with breastfeeding "so long as the mother is covered." Seriously? Have you seen a mother nurse without a cover in person? You can't see anything! I think people have this vision of a mother going completely topless. It's so frustrating. Also, have you seen a mother trying to nurse while using a cover with a child that does not want to be covered?
We all need to stop splitting hairs about how a mother should breastfeeding in public. You do it your way, and I'll do it mine. But we're all in the same group and are protected by the same laws. Mothers who get harassed are not showing as much skin as you probably assume. Some of them are under covers when they are harassed. Stop fighting each other and let's work together to change societies views.
And mothers who have not started nursing in public yet - being harassed is a rare thing. Don't let the thought of being harassed stop you from feeding your child in public. If the worst happens and someone does approach you in a negative way, the best thing that will happens is you will make a whole lotta new breastfeeding friends. Check out our NIP Harassment Survival Guide that has some great tips for IF it happens to you. I've been breastfeeding in public for three years and have never been approached negatively.