About Me

I firmly believe that every mother has the right to nurse her child wherever she sees fit, be it a bench in the mall or at the coffee shop down the street. That said, sometimes you just want a quiet place to feed your baby. Maybe you’re newly postpartum and still working on the mechanics of nursing. Maybe you have a distractible six-month-old who pops off at the slightest noise. Maybe you just prefer to nurse in private. For times like these, a nursing room is a wonderful place.

This blog¬† lists nursing rooms, their locations and descriptions. Are the chairs comfy? Is it air conditioned? Is there a changing table? You get the idea. Send your local nursing rooms to me at nursingmom@gmail.com and I will post them here. Let me know if you want to be credited by name, or by “a reader.”¬† Feel free to link to this page or to send it to any moms you know who might need it.

Check the Categories sidebar for your state or province. Click it to find posts about your local rooms. If your state or province isn’t there, it’s because no one has submitted any rooms yet.

Thanks.

nursingmom@gmail.com


30 Responses to “About Me”

  1. chrisfiore5 Says:

    it is as natural as breathing, I applaud you…

    peace

  2. Brooke Says:

    Why is nursing discreetly offensive to people? That is SO weird! I mean I understand keeping the boob covered but seeing a woman nurse w/o showing anything? Why do people have a problem with that? Get an edumacation people!

  3. nursingmom Says:

    Brooke, I don’t know why people are offended by the sight of a nursing mother. As I say above, I believe that women should nurse their babies wherever they feel comfortable. Some women, though, prefer to nurse in private for various reasons, and I offer this blog as a resource for their comfort, not for the comfort of the general public.

  4. johbeak Says:

    I just discovered your blog via Baby Bargains. What an awesome service you are doing here, I wish I had known about it sooner. I’m with Brooke, being offended by the sight of breastfeeding is ridiculous. For me, I do prefer somewhere private because quite frankly I’m too shy to be suddenly exposed in public by my wriggling baby boy. To the moms that do it in public, truly I give you props!

  5. laura Says:

    This is a great site! I would like to add that I totally understand if one is a bit modest/shy or just doesn’t want to show that post partum flabby belly by NIP (nursing in public), LOL!

    I want to share what I found to be the best thing for NIP (for me) and no, I don’t work for them or anything- I just love to spread the word when I find something fabulous :-)

    the syle of nursing shirt where there’s an empress waist and all you do is lift the *top* section of the shirt so nothing shows- not the kind w/ an underlayer where you fiddle with the opening by going b/t the layers at the bottom of the shirt & then feeling your way up to the nursing opening, but all you do is lift one side just under your breast & no one is the wiser!

    like this (I have 4 of these shirts! I just discovered them now w/ my second baby): http://www.beyondmaternity.com/ClassWrap.php

    and, just to show you that I have nothing to do w/ this company, I’ll give another link to the same style shirt, LOL- these are called Boob shirts (no joke): http://www.milkface.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=4

    I hope this helps some mamas out!!

    ~laura in miami~

  6. Matia Bryson, breast pump expert Says:

    I, too, want to emphasize that NIP is a mother’s and baby’s right, but the great thing about nursing rooms is that they often have doors. If you have a nursing baby and a toddler or preschooler tagging along, a door gives you a secure place to nurse while containing an energetic child. It’s kind of hard to nurse on a park bench while chasing a two-year old. Thanks for this service. I will be featuring blog as an item in my RSS feed today, Breastfeeding Daily Tip and News.. It will run for two weeks.

  7. nursingmom Says:

    Thanks, Matia! The more we can spread the word, the more submissions I get, and the more useful the site becomes. You make an excellent point about the difficulties of toddler wrangling and NIP simultaneously.

  8. Tathy Says:

    I loved this site, it was very helpful. One tip for mothers who are breastfeeding is to find a quiet store in the mall and use their dressing room. I just ask if I can use their room and I never had someone saying no to me. It is not as nice as a nursing station, but it works when nothing else can be found or the family room is busy.

  9. Colleen (My Baby and More) Says:

    Just stopping by to say hi again! Hope all is well! Keep up the good work!

  10. Ana Pires Says:

    Personally, I don’t find it shocking, or even sexual, to see a woman feeding her baby. If it were me though, I wouldn’t be comfortable. So nursing rooms are a really nice idea.

    Keep up the great work! :)

  11. Michelle Says:

    I’m trying to “sell” the idea of a nursing room in a private health clinic in Vietnam. Do you have any information on the size of nursing rooms (e.g. dimension?). Thanks so much!

  12. nursingmom Says:

    Michelle, I’ve been in rooms that were as small as large closets. I think most nursing rooms are afterthoughts cobbled out of any space available. Larger rooms tend to include family bathrooms and changing areas as well. I don’t really have any dimensions to offer you, but I wish you luck in establishing a nursing room.

  13. galuh pratama Says:

    it’s great to find this site!my daughter is now 3 years old.my 2-year breastfeeding time wasn’t a smooth sailing for there’s no such thing called nursing room here in my city (Solo, Indonesia).you can find some in Jakarta, but not here.i’m eager to promote the need of nursing room in Indonesia, especially in my city, Solo.please share descriptive information and pictures of nursing rooms from all over the world so that i can share them here.only few public places in Indonesia provide nursing rooms – this has to be changed!

  14. christine9 Says:

    Does anyone know of highway rest stops with good places for breast feeding? Most bathrooms I’ve seen along major highways, such as I-95, don’t even have a chair for a nursing mother to sit in while nursing. Perhaps I’ve just missed the rest stops that are more breast feeding friendly.

  15. nursingmom Says:

    Christine9, I wish I knew! I just nursed in the car on my last road trip. Maybe other moms have some suggestions!

  16. emily shaw Says:

    I have one to add- could not figure out how to add a post. In Chattanooga, TN, at the Creative Discovery Museum, they have a nursing room just outside the gift shop. There is a bathroom, a changing table and at least one chair. I did not breastfeed here, just changed a diaper, but I suppose the facility is adequate. At least it’s quiet, so you don’t have to try to feed a curious little cat in public, with a bunch of noisy kids constantly stealing her attention (and exposing your boobs to the masses!)

    Also- I have to say, when faced with the option of breastfeeding in a rest area bathroom, I will hands-down choose to nurse in the comfort of my car, thank you very much. At least the germs in there are our own, I can listen to music, adjust the temp, and with tinted windows it’s quite private.

  17. andiscandis Says:

    Christine9- I find it easier to stop at the ‘old fashioned’ rest areas… the ones with just bathrooms and picnic tables… rather than the newer service plazas. At the new plazas, every square inch is devoted to retail. The older ones were designed for kids to run around and families to barbeque… plenty of room. So I just sit myself down at an out-of-the-way picnic table and nurse my baby. Then I put down a big blanket under a tree and let her play for an hour or so before strapping the poor kid back in the car seat.

  18. Beth Says:

    Love this site. I was think of doing this myself until I found this. I prefer a semi-private place to breastfeed primarily because my daughter gets very distracted. This is wonderful. I hope you keep it up even after your children are done breastfeeding! It’s a great service.

  19. Chloe Says:

    I have a very long family history of strong independent women who have absolutely no issue NIP. I walk around with a blanket fully covering me and I wear tube tops under my shirts that way I can expose my breast and not have to worry about my tummy or back giving me more blanket to cover baby. Sadly, I CONSTANTLY get shot glances of anger and disapproval as if I am walking around nude. It may be he fact that I live in the bible belt and women may see it as sexual. Men are constantly trying to “sneak a peek”. It is shameful what people while do just because my child is eating. I STILL don’t understand why it is such an issue. It almost drives me to anger but I am proud to flaunt that I have absolutely no issue NIP. And I don’t feel anyone should be victimized because their infant is hungry.

  20. DAIANE Says:

    Hi, i loved the fact you are supporting mothers just like me that priorise their babies. where i came from ( Brazil ) it’s so natural nursing babies wherever they ask for.

  21. Lindsay Fields Says:

    I love to breastfeed and I hate when I get weird looks even when I am covered up. I am doing something natural and feeding my baby. The guys are the usual one to act weird. Its like right now in the store me showing my boob and breastfeeding is as weird as seeing a guy walk in in a bikini but later that night they are at the bar starring at them. My boobs are used for their job and I am proud to say that I am a lacivist. Say what you want my baby is eating for FREE and getting healthy at the same time.

  22. Lynn Cabanski Says:

    Before I had kids, I thought nursing in public was weird, too. That was because I was totally ignorant. Now I nurse in public when necessary (with a nursing cape). If somebody gives me a weird look, I just smile. They are just ignorant as I once was. One day they may understand. Some may never understand (men, in particular). People who didn’t breastfeed their babies may never really “get” it either. But it’s ok. In the end, it’s what’s best for the baby (in my case, babies) that matters.

  23. cassandra Says:

    does anyone know of a place in lincoln nebraska im new to breastfeeding my baby girl is only 2weeks old and is doing really good at breastfeeding i live way outta town 45mins one way but all my doc appointments n wic n everything shopping everything is all in lincoln nebraska and i dont want to give her a bottel i jus want a breastfeeding room to nurse in for one its cold out for two im not comfy jus yet at pulling out my “girls” in public id do it in the car but im not comfy with that either i give every women who can “nip” big props i hope one day im that comfy doing it =) as is im in a huge delima its making me feel helpless and sad i feel like im letting my baby girl down cuz mommy is to chicken to NIP

  24. Elizabeth Says:

    @cassandra Westfield Gateway mall has a fabulous family bathroom/nursing room! There is also always Milkworks (58th and Old Cheny), they are a free standing lactation clinic/baby boutique and they are thrilled to let moms come in and sit down and nurse whenever you need, as a bonus they have scales free for weighing baby and lots of ladies glad to answer any nursing questions you have. It is a wonderful place!

  25. Kelly Joy Says:

    Thanks for your site!

    I have no problem with nursing in any available seat, but it’s nice to have a comfy chair, a peaceful setting, and safe floor space for my bags(a bit tough to chase a purse snatcher while latched!). Plus, if little one’s squirmy, I don’t have to pay much attention to keeping the cover in place.

  26. Carrie N. Says:

    These rooms are also great for pumping! Regardless of comfort level with NIP, sometimes I’ve had to pump on the go and that is definitely not something I feel comfortable doing in the gate area of the airport.

  27. NewMom Says:

    My son is now 6 weeks old, and I would love to start getting out with him more, but I live 30 minutes outside of the city. I can’t make the trip without having to nurse while I’m out, but I have no idea where I would go besides my car! I live in NW Arkansas. If anyone knows of a place in the Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale area, please post!! :)

  28. rnbound2013 Says:

    i’m actually helping to create a breastfeeding room on campus at our community college where i am a nursing student. i do have 2 boys, and i tried nursing the 1st one for 6wks to no avail! but i think it’s wonderful for moms who are successful with it! any ideas as to what would helpful in a breastfeeding room within a reasonable budget would be much appreciated! i figured info from ppl who b/f would be the best ppl to ask since you know what you need to feel comfortable and for the room to be inviting! thx!! :)

  29. Katie Says:

    Thank you so much for this site. I’m leaving to visit friends in Indianapolis and will have a few hours to wait for my friends to come home from work. Having a few options to feed makes me feel more confident about taking my baby with me.

  30. gulsen Says:

    Thanks so much for this site. It is a life saver! :)

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