How to breastfeed discreetly?
Breastfeed is one of the most pleasant verbs to conjugate. It represents a unique and so strong bond between a mother and her child. It is, without a doubt, the most natural and healthiest way to feed your baby. Breastfeeding is not a shame, and is, for the majority of women, an assertive choice . However, many women feel modesty and embarrassment at the idea of being observed during this moment of deep intimacy. In this article, we offer a number of tips and tricks to help you breastfeed discreetly , without apprehension or without stress .
Outdoor breastfeeding, what does the law say?
Before providing you with solutions to be able to breastfeed discreetly , it is important to know that breastfeeding in public does not constitute an offense and is authorized by French law. Indeed, Martine Herzog-Evans, a professor of law and author of the book Breastfeeding and law (published in Harmattan), affirms that on the legal level: " breastfeeding in public is not subject to no special prohibition ". What is condemned is "sexual exhibition" imposed on the sight of others as indicated in article 222-32 of the Penal Code: " sexual exhibition imposed on the sight of others in a place accessible to the public eye " is potentially sanctioned by one year's imprisonment and a fine of 15,000 euros.
Breastfeeding cannot be considered sexual exhibition since its purpose is not to promote sexual and obscene acts. The one and only purpose of breastfeeding is to feed a baby.
That said, it's still important to be comfortable breastfeeding outdoors , so here are some tips for breastfeeding discreetly .
Accessories for discreet breastfeeding
Many women feel embarrassed and shy about breastfeeding their child in public view. Still considered a taboo subject, these women are afraid of shocking or being looked at inappropriately. Thus, they are moving towards concrete solutions allowing them to breastfeed discreetly . Among these solutions, we find babywearing accessories or breastfeeding clothes .
Poncho or breastfeeding cap
Among the clothes used for breastfeeding, we find the poncho or the breastfeeding cape . Maybe during your pregnancy you bought a poncho to be more comfortable. The time has come to bring it out! To breastfeed in all circumstances, position your baby for breastfeeding then uncover your breast. When latching on, cover your baby with your nursing poncho or cape . You are safe from prying eyes and baby can suckle in peace!
The nursing cape is a solution that follows the same path as the poncho, with the difference that it is particularly designed for breastfeeding. This garment fits easily in the mother's or baby's bag. When the time comes to breastfeed, just hide the little one under the cape.
There are also t-shirts specifically designed for breastfeeding. It's a must have if you want to breastfeed discreetly outdoors, but also indoors. At June 22 , we are pleased to offer you different models. Aesthetic, practical and effective, your breastfeeding will go unnoticed! To take a look at our collection of breastfeeding clothes made just for you. More and more women are turning to the option of the breastfeeding t-shirt with zip since it is practical, it allows you to quickly discover the breast and breastfeed discreetly.
The nursing bra
The nursing bra is an essential accessory for breastfeeding discreetly . There are now many bras specially designed for breastfeeding babies. The particularity of this underwear is that it consists of a clip system. All the mother has to do is undo her bra at the front and uncover her breast so that baby can suckle. Once breastfeeding is finished, simply re-clip the bra.
The sling wrap
June 22 is also slings to facilitate carrying. But do you know that you can breastfeed discreetly thanks to the sling? A sling is a simplified carrying scarf, no complicated knotting is necessary: 2 rings make it possible to secure the sling in the blink of an eye. It's very easy to breastfeed in a sling in an upright or madonna position. Baby is comfortably curled up against your chest, safe, while you don't have to support baby's weight. A real moment of sharing and happiness.
Photo of @minichou-family in sling June 22 Palm Sensation
Finally, for those who are still not comfortable with the idea of discovering their breasts and being "noticed". Nowadays, there are ways to breastfeed your child with their own milk, without having to uncover their breasts. Indeed, electric breast pump allows to collect breast milk. Then just store your milk in small airtight jars. When the time comes, with friends or at a restaurant for example, pour the milk into a bottle. Your host will only have to bring you a bowl of hot water to bring the milk up to temperature. Please note that the bottle is not recommended for the first month of exclusive breastfeeding to avoid the risk of nipple/breast confusion. It happens that some children refuse to breastfeed after trying the bottle.