Tuesday, April 13, 2010

To cover or not to cover, that is the question of the day.

Audrey hates to eat with anything on her head. So I usually try to feed her without covering up. I mean I would hate to eat with a blanket on my head so why should she? We do find ourselves out of the house pretty often on the weekends so I'm having to eat her in public. Personally, I've gotten over my shyness and besides I have to feed my daughter. Most of the time I can use my wrap to cover my actual breast while feeding so that nothing is placed on Audrey's head but there have been times that I break down and cover the whole operation. It's those times that Audrey eats the least and fights eating. I know she's hungry but she just doesn't do well with anything over her head.
The other day, I was out with a friend and she was the one trying to cover me up. I didn't have my wrap on so I ended up using a blanket to cover up. Audrey just gave up eating. Later that day, after I put my wrap on and used just the side cover, Audrey couldn't get enough. I want people to feel comfortable but I'm getting to the point that I just don't care. Audrey must eat, they don't have to look.
Why are people so scared of boobs and nipples? Everyone has nipples. Just because mine has a baby attached doesn't mean that mine is now dirty or a horrible thing. Men walk around all day without a shirt on (most are super gross looking) and that's okay but if I have a little nipple showing people run. One of Ray's friends barely noticed me feeding Audrey and totally freaked out and ran the other way.
So to cover or not to cover? At this point I find covering pointless. If I cover she doesn't eat so there is no point to covering. I'll keep using my wrap to provide cover but it's just a boob. If you have a problem with it, then you are the boob!