…with a toddler! As you can see from the picture…this kiddo is active, and clearly not a “baby”. I think for the most part as a general public we are more comfortable with babies being nursed in public…toddlers…not so much.
Otter is pushing me much farther out of my comfort zone. The oldest nursling I had breastfed in public was Charger…and I stopped nursing him in public right around his second birthday as my pregnancy with Otter was progressing.
She is now 29 months old, and this “baby” of ours will not take no for an answer. She wants her “leche” and she wants it now! So, I nursed her in front of a whole bunch of folks and horses at the gymkhana we went to yesterday afternoon…and it was no big deal!
Now, while I am working on setting boundaries and we are negotiating this NIP thing, it was a relief to be able to feed her and do so without any comments of negativity from bystanders.