I have breastfed in public for a total of 30 months now. Of course, much of my breastfeeding is done in private, but I have no qualms about pulling up my shirt to feed my kid in almost any public place.
I think it is a credit to Canadian UberPoliteness that I have not been subject to any negative feedback regarding my breastfeeding from strangers in public places. I have been subject to some very rude comments by family members, but not by strangers. Canadians tend to be silently horrified by things, and then go away and gossip about what they saw to everyone they know. Anyways.
I was at the chiropractor's office yesterday and poor sick Riley wanted to breastfeed. I didn't want to slow down my chiropractor's schedule so I asked him to wait until I was finished with my appointment, but I wanted to feed him in the office before I left for home. The waiting area is small and all four chairs were occupied, so I set my older kids up in the toy area and went into the spare room in Dr. Bob's office to breastfeed there. I quickly realized this was NOT an ideal setup, because my kids started fighting almost immediately in the waiting area where they were unattended. I stepped out into the hallway with Riley still on my boob, with my shirt covering the breast but it mighty obvious what I was doing. I sorted out Ayden and Matthew and then smiled at the woman who was STARING at me open mouthed from a waiting room chair. She didn't smile back. I returned to the spare room, finished feeding Riley, then the two of us walked out. The staring lady asked me, "How old is he?" and pointed at Riley. I told her, and she literally shuddered. She didn't SAY anything else, but she glared at me with the What-Are-You-Doing-You-Sick-Child-Molester Glare.
Huh. Interesting. There is a first time for everything, eh? And I was being sort of discreet for once, feeding him in the spare room!! Not for discretions' sake, but because of a lack of chairs--can you imagine if I'd fed him in the chair next to her? I kind of wish I had!! Lol!!!