There are so many difficult aspects of parenting but, I would argue, the most difficult is breastfeeding. Everyone has an opinion and everyone wants you to do what they have already and/or currently did and everyone will tell you (without prompt) when you're doing something "wrong." Choosing to breastfeed in public has become somewhat of a political statement, almost creating (I'm assuming, by complete happenstance) the idea that covering up when you breastfeed makes you a bad mom. I'm here to tell you, though, that you're not a bad mother for using a cover and feeling comfortable and feeding your kid however (and wherever) you want.
Sure, breastfeeding sans cover can be empowering and natural and awesome, but it can also be, well, not, depending on how you feel when it comes to showing particular parts of your breasts and attaching a person to them. And while breastfeeding doesn’t necessarily mean you have to show any amount of your breasts, there's still a completely valid feeling of exposure that can leave a breastfeeding woman reaching for the closet cover.
How a woman feels about sharing her breastfeeding experience (and, again, her breasts) with the world really shouldn’t affect how she feels about herself and her parenting, and here are a few reasons why: