Mom Confessionals

Bravado GIVEAWAY: Q&A with Kimberly Seals Allers–Breastfeeding Your Baby in Public

February 17, 2010

{disclosure : written by guest writer | i am a bravado ambassador }

So you are finally comfortable with the rhythm of feeding your new baby at home… Wonderful! But, who wants to stay home all the time?  Some new moms might feel a little hesitation when it’s time to take the show on the road. This is quite natural, and also quite easy to overcome!

Some amount of public breastfeeding is inevitable. According to a recent Bravado Breastfeeding Information Council report, where, when and how to feed your baby away from home is a source of concern for many new breastfeeding moms. Up to 30% state that having to breastfeed in public creates anxiety for themselves and their spouses. Over 85% of breastfeeding moms surveyed by the BBIC stated they would go out of their way to frequent establishments that were comfortable and friendly to breast feed in. We asked BBIC board member Kimberly Seals Allers for some advice about how to find your public “comfort zone”.

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