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Old 05-05-2008, 10:36 AM   #11
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Personally, I think something that would match her current wardrobe would be the best bet. If she isn't a shawl/poncho type, what about a twinset?

I'm still nursing my youngest, and a nursing tanktop (like the Peek-a-boob above, although mine are all built-in bra types and storebought) plus a one-button cardigan (button on the neckline, above my breasts) keeps everything modest while not screaming "I'm feeding a baby here!" (which, imo, most of the items sold as "nursing covers" do).

So, imo, if she wears cardigans at all, and you're up for it, even a shortsleeve, cropped cardi can be a great fashion piece and help with breastfeeding
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:42 AM   #12
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If I had a blanket with me I used it but a lot of times my shirt was good enough. I didn't care if anyone knew what I was doing as long as I didn't flash them.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:58 AM   #13
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I normally didn't cover unless we where out at the mall or something like that. I go over to visit friend where she worked and nurse in her office in front of 3 guys. They didn't care and usually teased me telling the baby had it good. Yes they where dirty minded pervs. When I did cover up I used a light weight fleece blanket that a friend gave us.

My daughter turned into lookie lou at 5 months so we had to stop breast feeding. Sh was more interested in what the dog was doing or whre her daddy was at.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:19 AM   #14
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I don't have a child. I'm only 18. But I do have a sister who is 3 and was breast fed. I have an idea, what if you made a poncho that had a V neck in it. so that way when you breast feed, you won't have to worry about dropping anything or anyone, and you can see whats going on. If someone has already said this then I agree with the idea! HAHAHAHA
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:56 AM   #15
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What about something like convertible from knitty? That way she has the option to button it up if she wants for more privacy, or leave it unbuttoned and just drape it loosely over the baby.
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I nursed for 18 months and had what my family referred to as my "super mom cape!" It was basically a receiving blanket size, made out of very light weight sheet-type material, and it had an approx 2" wide size strap that went around my neck and attached to the blanket with velcro. It was very lightweight, and the neck strap kept the blanket in place very well. I guess it was kind of like your poncho idea, but without a full back (just the neck piece).

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Old 05-05-2008, 12:27 PM   #17
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They didn't care and usually teased me telling the baby had it good.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:39 PM   #18
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What about something like convertible from knitty? That way she has the option to button it up if she wants for more privacy, or leave it unbuttoned and just drape it loosely over the baby.

That looks perfect and is one I will keep in mind for later to use if necessary! (once they get into the distracto-baby phase)

I also like a varigated yarn idea because you can't really tell when it gets wet.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:31 PM   #19
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i just used a recieving blanket.
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