When I was breastfeeding my own children, I felt like I had an awareness of what was socially acceptable. When nursing in public, I usually would turn and hide us while my baby latched. I didn’t want people to see my breast anymore than they did! Once baby was latched, I pulled my shirt down to reduce skin exposure and happily nursed. As they got older and more curious, my babies pulled off if they heard or saw something interesting, but I was quick to grab my shirt and tug it down appropriately. Now, as a lactation consultant, people have said to me “Well it’s fine to nurse in public as long as you’re not one of those women who flashes EVERYTHING!” I thought to myself… Who are these women? I’ve never seen them and I hang around A LOT of nursing mothers. I decided to ask friends and neighbors if they’ve seen any of these women who “flash”. No one could recollect a time where a crazed breastfeeding mother was flashing. My husband assured me that if there were a lot of women out there doing this, he would have surely noticed. He has a kind of radar for these things!