Newborn feeding: Breastfeeding in public
With a little practice, you will be able breastfeed your baby in public.
Before going out, try practicing in front of a mirror, or attending La Leche League meetings.
There are many creative options you can choose for privacy that include:
- putting a sun hat on your baby
- use a blanket to cover your baby
- use a commercial product that covers your baby.
Did you know?
Minnesota and Wisconsin both have laws that protect a woman's right to breastfeed in public.
Talk with your lactation resource if you have questions.
Wearing your baby
You can spend close time with your baby by wearing your baby. Use an approved, safe carrier to keep your baby snuggled to your chest and stomach.
While wearing your baby and watching for feeding cues, your baby will cry less often and nurse more. This also allows you have your hands free to get things done.
Wearing your baby is good for bonding and breastfeeding.