Okay, it is my every intention to breastfeed our new baby. That is to say, that have all of my fingers and even my poor swollen toes crossed that everything works out and that her diet consists of nothing but breast milk. As I’ve already mentioned, bottle feeding will be a necessity. I’m crossing everything - including my eyes - that she’ll be able to adapt easily to the bottle and still take the breast.
Having said all that, there is one other issue I need to consider. Breastfeeding in public. Now I’m not trying to start a holy war or anything; I think women should be able to feed their kids anytime, anyplace and however they so choose. Right now, I’m thinking about my own personal modesty issues and nothing else. I’m uncomfortable being seen in public in any top or blouse that goes much past my collar bone, in any direction. Most of the time, I don’t sit around my living room in anything that covers less than a t-shirt! That’s just the way it is.
But it still seems silly to me to wind up throwing a blanket or something over the baby in an effort to make sure I’m covered and comfortable. I mean how do I know that won’t wind up giving her a complex or something so that she can only ever eat with a blanket over her head!! I just have to figure something out….come August 1st, BBv1 starts XC practice again and soon after that she’ll be back to swimming - two things I never miss and I’m sure I’ll have to be feeding the baby at some time or another during a practice or an event.
Angela has written a great review of The Baby Bond Flex and is offering the chance for one lucky reader to try it out for themselves! I am so in on this, and will most likely be ordering one - easy enough to keep myself covered and no black-out for baby!! Amazon offers the Flex, but the really cool bit is that Angela is also offering a code for 25% off at the time of check-out when you order your Flex directly from Baby Bond ;^)
Go check it out - and many thanks to One Smiley Monkey for bringing this one to my attention!!