Nursing @ The Splash Pad

I totes have no problem nursing whenever wherever. It’s so much easier with #2 than when I was a first time mom. No one has ever come up to me and said anything. I’ve gotten a few looks but I just stare back at them and they usually go away or look away. Today- I took the kids to the splash pad. After about 45 minutes, as usual, B let’s me know he’d like a refill. So I sit on a folded towel and begin to nurse him while EJ is playing. About that time 3 summer camps come to the splash pad. Some parents don’t like the summer camp kids and they quickly leave- but honestly the camp kids are usually well behaved…And it wasn’t too crowded. EJ was happy so we stayed. A few camp kids saw me nursing the baby. It started with a few standing there looking at me (like literally like 2 feet away ) and grew to like seven 4-8 year olds inspecting me. I didn’t know what to do. I can’t say- “Where’s your parents?” I didn’t want them to think I was doing anything wrong or that I was embarrassed about it…so I didn’t want to ask them to leave. They just all kept standing in a half circle around me…some had heads cocked to the side just trying to figure out what I was doing. No one asked. None of them talked. They just watched. I didn’t know what else to do…so I told one girl I liked her toenail polish and another that his bathing suit with sharks was so cool! 🤷‍♀️They didn’t seem malicious. Or disgusted. I literally think that was the first time they had ever seen breastfeeding.

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