Hello to all moms and future moms! Breastfeeding is a natural and beautiful act that allows us to create a very special bond with our babies. However, we often find ourselves in situations where we have to breastfeed in public, which can be a bit uncomfortable or even stressful. But don’t worry! In this article, I will give you the best tips so you can breastfeed in public comfortably and safely. I will also debunk some myths about breastfeeding in public that we should get rid of once and for all. Let’s get started!

Why is breastfeeding in public a challenge?

Breastfeeding in public can be a challenge for many mothers, especially in a society that has not fully accepted this natural and beautiful act. Often, women feel uncomfortable or embarrassed to breastfeed in public, either because they fear the reactions of others or because they do not know how to do it comfortably and discreetly. Additionally, there are many myths and taboos about breastfeeding in public that make many women feel insecure and discouraged when it comes to breastfeeding their babies outside of their home.

The best tips for breastfeeding in public

Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing: Choosing the right clothing is essential to breastfeed in public comfortably and discreetly. Opt for comfortable and loose-fitting clothes that allow you to easily access your breast, such as shirts with buttons or zippers, or blouses with side openings.

Practice at home: If you are a first-time mom or still don’t feel very confident breastfeeding in public, practice at home in front of a mirror. This way, you can find the most comfortable position for you and your baby, and you can also practice how to cover yourself with a blanket or scarf if you wish.

Find a quiet place: If you feel more comfortable breastfeeding in private, look for a quiet and safe place where you can breastfeed your baby without distractions or interruptions. Some options may be a baby changing room in a public restroom or a nursing area in a shopping mall or airport.

Use a blanket or scarf if you wish: If you prefer to cover yourself while breastfeeding, use a blanket or scarf that allows you to cover yourself discreetly and comfortably. However, remember that it is not mandatory, and you do not have to do it if you do not feel comfortable.

Stay calm and confident: Breastfeeding in public can be a bit stressful at first, but remember that it is a natural and beautiful act that you have the right to do anytime, anywhere. Stay calm and confident in yourself and your ability to breastfeed your baby.

What to do if someone feels uncomfortable?

Although breastfeeding in public is completely legal and acceptable, some people may feel uncomfortable seeing it. If this happens, it is best to try to remain calm and kindly explain that it is something natural and necessary to feed the baby. If someone continues to show disapproval, it is important to remember that you are not obligated to cover up or stop breastfeeding, and that their discomfort should not be more important than the needs of the baby.


Breastfeeding in public may seem daunting at first, but with a little practice and confidence, it becomes natural and easy. Remember that it is completely legal and acceptable, and you are not obligated to cover up or hide. With these tips and tricks, I hope to have helped you feel more comfortable and secure to breastfeed anywhere and anytime your baby needs it.

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