Corey - posted on 06/22/2010 ( 91 moms have responded )
I was going to post this as a conversation in the breastfeeding moms community but i decided i wanted a feedback from a Christian perspective because it has to do with obedience and submission to my husband...
I don't like to breastfeed in public. Not so much because of the looks i may get or fear of others reactions. It is more so because of my husband not wanting me too. If i have to nurse my baby while i am out and about then i try to get a changing room at a clothing store or i have to feed my son in the restroom at some places. I'm not comfortable with feeding him in such an unsanitary place, but i dont want ot go against my husband either. My son is almost three months old now and has never taken a bottle, so expressing the milk for when i am out isnt really an option. I am confident in my abilities to feed discretely but i know that there are occassions when my son squirms making it harder to be modest and feed. I want to try feeding in public but dont know how to address the situation with my husband. I've only touched briefly on the subject with him once and he is concerned about others watching me, especially if my breast shows, so i usually am left home when he goes out and stay home a majority of the time. For now i will just oblige to what he wants until i can figure out how better to express myself without going against him.