8 Simple Tips for Nursing in Public

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Nursing in public can be stressful for any mother. Here are few simple tips on how to make breastfeeding in public easier. A little pre-planning can make your life a million times less stressful and with these tips and tricks, no one will even notice when you bring that babe to your breast!


  1. Always travel with a hair tie. Long hair can be distracting for little ones (because they love pulling it). It also tends to obstruct your view when you’re nursing. Do yourself a favor, pull it back!


  1. Bring a Blanket. It’s a personal choice to nurse with or without a cover….but don’t find yourself empty handed when your babe spits up. Blankets are versatile and convenient for covers or cleaning up messes. Do yourself a favor, keep one on hand.


  1. Sit in the shade. The sun rays can be blinding when your little one is nursing. Little ones are also more sensitive to heat than adults. Sitting in the shade can keep your babe from overheating and focused on feeding.


  1. Wear loose fitting clothes. Tight clothes can restrict milk supply and loose clothes are often cooler for mom and easier to hold out of the way while nursing.  LatchPal is perfect for keeping flowy tops out of the way while you breastfeed!


  1. Wear a nursing tank. If you’re a “shirt puller-upper”, always wear a tank top. This allows you to secure your top layer of clothing, without baring your belly!


  1. Choose spacious seating. Before sitting down to lunch, brunch, or dinner….scan the seating arrangement and choose a spacious spot! This will give you more room to nurse your little one, and you won’t have to stress about unexpected kicks or spills.


  1. Bring a pacifier. Sometimes children become insecure in new environments and may want to nurse for security. While breast is best, a pacifier might put them at ease, in a new situation.


  1. Stay Hydrated. On occasion, quick outings can morph into full-day events. Stay hydrated to maintain your milk flow.


Hope these helpful hints simplify your nursing journey! xoxo



Written by Melissa LaHann, Founder and CEO of Happy Fig, LLC

Like many moms before her, Melissa cradled her hungry, crying baby as she clumsily adjusted her bra and sat uncomfortably holding up her shirt. She needed a better solution, so she created LatchPal, the first nursing clip of its kind.

LatchPal is a breastfeeding shirt clip that holds up a mother’s shirt during breastfeeding. It eliminates shirt re-positioning and feeding disruptions, and helps a mom nurse hands-free in comfort to maximize milk flow. LatchPal was designed with moms in mind. The multi-use solution only requires one hand to latch. It’s a must-have breastfeeding accessory and essential for post-partum moms, pumping moms, and nursing in public.

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