Just have a chance to watch Magseven last nite because I missed the show on Sunday. For me, it's an eye opener documentary to create a public awareness of nursing in public to others. Hurmmm...Trust me, I know how it feels when a woman called mother who wants breastfeed her baby in open place.
It happened long time ago & I'm not married yet at that time. A woman show her skin (boobs to be exact) while breastfed her son inside the passanger coach. At that moment, as a woman, I feel so embarrased. I could still remember how the mens in the train looking at her. Pandangan lucah. Luckily the makcik was not a Malaysian, if not....huhu...lagi la malu :(
Two months after deliver Nuha, we took her to the mall. While bought something at exhibition hall, suddenly Nuha started to cry. I try to make her calm by holding her but it is not working. She cried more loud. Try to find a space for me to breastfeed her but failed. I had no choice. I walk as fast as I can & feed her in the TOILET! At that time I feel terribly upset. Even it just happened 1 time, but I'm gonna remember it for the whole of my life. Plus...I heard some nasty voice said...'Aih...anak kecik nak bawak jalan...tulah dia orang sekarang' Well...typical sound right? Hehehehe...
Since that day, I don't care about what people gonna say or looking at me while breastfeed Nuha. My baby is my priority. Alhamdullilah, my husband support me on this. At the beginning, he is the one who cover up us. He said...'Takpe, jangan malu, I cover, susukan Nuha' :) Thank you ayah for your support! We love you! Then, slowly I manage to breastfeed even when he's not around to cover up us. The confident came after a few times doing so. Never get shy mommies. It's nothing wrong to nurse in public. But, please cover & never show your skin to others. For muslim, it is our aurat to take care of. You can use your shawl (like I use to do, tips - wear long shawl), nursing cover or even cardigan can cover your skin while breastfeed.
Btw, here is the only picture that I took while feeding my future :) Alhamdullilah. Thank you Allah for the rezeki. I can't believe my breastfeeding journey gonna reach almost a year (another 2weeks left). Insyallah, I'll continue it for another year. Wish me luck & all the best mommies!