Celeste - posted on 12/13/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
My baby is almost 8 months old. I've never been shy to nurse in public before, but lately my baby hasn't been making it easy on me... Anytime I try to nurse outside of our home, he will only latch on for a few minutes, then let go and start looking around. I try to nurse in darker, quieter rooms with limited distractions, but it's not always possible.
Today, for example, I was in the waiting room at the clinic. We were out the whole day, from 10:00 am till 9:00 pm - and I could barely get him to nurse the whole day. He lets go of the boob and starts laughing and singing, which of course draws attention from everyone - until they notice I'm just sitting there awkwardly holding my nipple at a baby who seems totally disinterested.
Like I said, I'm not shy... but it's kind of embarrassing having my boob out without a baby properly attached to it. Anyone else having this problem?