One of the most nerve wracking parts about breastfeeding is getting the hang of nursing in public. Few things are more stressful than trying to handle a crying, hungry baby in a room full of people. But before you let that description scare you away from eating out forever, take heart, because if you're equipped with afew tips for breastfeeding in a restaurant, it really isn't bad at all.
Between my two daughters, I've been nursing for more than two years and I'm living proof that nursing in public, especially at restaurants, can be done. As a first time mom, it's easy to get worried about the "what ifs" of breastfeeding. What if the baby is crying and can't be calmed down? What if she pulls away and exposes the goodies in front of a room of people? Luckily, those what ifs aren't really anything to worry about because when it comes down to it, you're doing what you should be doing for your baby (ie. feeding when they're hungry) and it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks.
But, should you need a little guidance, here are nine nursing tips I've learned from countless restaurant breastfeeding sessions. Namely, do what feels best to you, because ultimately, it's between you, your baby and both of your delicious meals and no one else.