Breastfeeding in public gets enough unnecessary controversy from people who think it's indecent or unacceptable, but there's also something else to note about breastfeeding in public — it can be really difficult. Whether you're comfortable being covered or prefer not to be, public spaces are not always spacious or roomy. It's always nice to have some breastfeeding positions for small public spaces in your brain, especially for the days when your baby is starving on the subway ride home or you can't find a booth in an overcrowded restaurant.
In general, any position will work, as long as both you and baby are comfortable, but some are simply better than others. I never could get the hang of the football hold everyone told me about, and I found that it was my least favorite of all the breastfeeding positions. As I got more confident in nursing my daughter, I always found laying down to be one of the easiest (and most relaxing) ways to feed her. (Plus, it almost always guaranteed a nap for both of us, so it was a total win.) But unless you're willing to lay on the floor of a busy store or stretch yourself out across the passengers sitting next to you on the airplane, it's best to keep these five breastfeeding positions for small public spaces in mind.