After nearly 8 months being a ‘Breast-taurant’ for Widad, breastfeeding in public no more issue for me. In fact, even when I breastfed Amirul, I still fed him in public.
Embarrassed, inconvenient, inferior, are the feeling that always I’m facing everytime I’m breastfeeding Widad and Amirul. People stare at me with kinda weird face and kinda that I’m doing a huge mistake.. But, I don’t care what people think about me. What I do care is my baby happy and not starving..
However to me, breastfeeding in public no longer a big issue and nothing new. Bcoz:
- The awareness on beneficial of breastfeeding to mother and baby is increasing and plenty of people now well-knowledge with breastfeeding
- A lot of shopping malls are baby friendly. They provided baby-room for parent. Comfortable and private place to breastfeed the baby really helping me to breastfeed in peace.
- Nursing dress or nursing poncho are available and you can easily get from baby shop or online shop
Breastfeed is not a new phenomenon. Read the stories on breastfeeding around the world.
NOTE : My breast milk getting lessen by days. Somehow, I still feel reluctant to introduce formula milk for Widad..erhmmm