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4) Nurse at first signs of hunger.
A nursing baby generally draws less attention than a screaming one! So latch your baby on as soon as you notice that s/he is hungry...rooting, sucking on fist, grimacing face, etc. A crying baby also makes you nervous and you and baby may take longer to get latched on comfortably.
5) Try turning your body away while you latch on.
If you're sitting at a table in a restaurant, simply turn your body away from table briefly while you latch baby on, then resume your normal position.
6) Try nursing clothes.
These are designed to cover your belly for more discreet breastfeeding. Or simply wear a thin top under a cardigan or other shirt. You can also make your own nursing top by cutting slits in a tank and wearing it under another shirt. And always pull up your shirt from bottom instead of unbuttoning from top to nurse.
7) Bring a book or large purse to set in your lap to camouflage.
Your diaper bag would also work. Set it in front of baby on your knees while you latch baby on. Or hold a book so that your baby's head and your breast are out of view.
8) Be confident!
You are doing something that is best for you and baby and that billions of women all over world for thousands of years have done. Be proud of yourself and give passersby a warm smile. You'd be surprised how often people will smile back or even approach with a commendation or anecdote about their own children.
Enjoy nursing your baby!
Carrie Lauth is a breastfeeding educator and publishes a newsletter full of helpful resources for Moms doing things the natural way. Get your free copy at http://www.natural-moms.com