Do you hide your hooters?
Ah, the joys of nursing. There are so many! Between my first two children, I nursed over five years. We would nurse everywhere -- on subways, on street corners, in parks, in restaurants, in churches during wedding ceremonies at which I was in the bridal party, on - one of the more nostalgic spots -- the floor of the World Trade Center (pre-September 11, 2001) waiting for the TKTS line to open. Never in that half-decade did I have more than a shawl or napkin or burpie cloth to cover the excess flesh exposed when I had to whip out a nam-nam to nurse. Nowadays, there are nursing covers galore. There are hats, shawls, and specially-engineered cloths with a wire to allow for an opening so you can maintain eye contact with the nursing babe.
Or, there is nothing.
I am the sort of mama who doesn't so much care about the exposure. My breasts are made for nursing, and that's just what they'll do. Cover or not. But just recently, as a welcome baby gift for our newest addition, a friend sent a hand-made hooter-hider, the sort with the wire that will allow for the eye-to-eye contact with nursing babe. I love it. It makes it so easy to find just a little bit of privacy. It's funny because I never so much cared before.
Which makes me wonder: do you/did you use a nursing wrap or shawl? Do you/did you carefully cover up when nursing? or, do you/did you just do what you had to do and nurse whenever, wherever, without concern for covering up?