Some mothers point to the fact that their other children or their children’s friends are confused when they see the mother nursing, so a breastfeeding cover offers a way to avoid that discussion until a more appropriate time.
A more discreet way of nursing
Although moms have been throwing a blanket over themselves and their infants for years, today’s breastfeeding covers are a step above a baby blanket. Some of the advantages include:
- Neck straps to keep the blanket in place even if the baby kicks or you shift position
- Stain resistant fabrics
- Stiffer top sections to keep the top open, allowing for eye contact between mother and child as well as ventilation
- Use the cover as a stroller cover or as a diaper changing surface
While the primary reasons many moms point to for purchasing and using these covers is to promote their own privacy, this is certainly not the only use for these versatile blankets. Don’t drive yourself crazy with a baby blanket – get a breastfeeding cover and make this time more enjoyable for yourself and your baby.