Boobs are everywhere. They're exploited to sell everything from clothes, to cars, to hamburgers, to music. However, when breasts are used for one of their natural functions (to feed a baby, duh) some people lose their minds. When I first started breastfeeding I felt a little self-conscious when nursing in public. I was anxious about attracting any unwanted comments, like the ones reported by these moms who shared the worst thing they heard while breastfeeding in public. When you're aware of the social stigma surrounding breastfeeding, something as simple as feeding your kid at the park can be downright scary.
So, to avoid horrible and hurtful comments, I would take advantage of a few clever clothing hacks and strategically place a receiving blanket over my baby, so that not even an inch of my bare skin could be seen. Still, I felt my cheeks redden as strangers stared and even approached me. I mostly received positive comments (thankfully) but, as all my efforts to cover and hide didn't deter nosy strangers from grabbing an eyeful, I started to care less and cover up less.
As my son got older he wouldn't abide a cover anyway, I decided that if people didn't wish to see a woman feed her kid, they were free to look away. Breastfeeding can be difficult at first, so the last thing nursing women need is to feel like they have to lock themselves away so they don't upset some stranger. To all breastfeeding mama's out there, I sincerely hope you never hear any of these clueless comments: