One thing I learned soon after delivering Adalyn was that I needed to become more comfortable with my own body. To this day, I am still not that comfortable with breastfeeding in public. I have absolutely no problem with other women breastfeeding in public, using a cover or not. I just find it is the discomfort with myself. I am a bit more comfortable breastfeeding in front of doctors, nurses, or lactation consultants (I figure most have seen this and much more not only from myself but many, many other women). I also have found that I am pretty comfortable breastfeeding in front of other women with babies--but with a cover.
|After a feeding|
I think in the end, it is more important to continue breastfeeding even though I have some discomfort with my body. I am doing what is best for Adalyn and not what I am most comfortable with.
Having a free way to feed my daughter is definitely a plus. It would also be a lot more convenient to formula feed Adalyn, but I don't think I would ever give up the bond that I have with her for convenience.
The next step is deciding when I will stop breastfeeding...