NIP and explaining to curious children.
So, I went to a baby shower this weekend, and my little one got hungry, so I nursed her.
One of the little girls there came up to me and said, "What are you doing to her?" I just smiled and said, "I'm feeding her." She looked incredibly confused. At that point, I was uncomfortable, and not because I was feeding my child, but because I didn't know how to react appropriately to this little girl. Luckily, she just sort of shrugged and walked away.
She has probably never seen a baby nurse. I know it's not my fault that she is ignorant about the natural way to feed a baby, but is it my place to explain? I guess I'm more worried that her mother may have been upset if I explained it to her. Of course, I worry about that because I understand how ignorant our society is, not because I think breastfeeding should be hidden.
Am I crazy for feeling uncomfortable? It's such a weird feeling for me, because I'm all about normalizing breast feeding. No one makes me uncomfortable, except curious children. :\