5 Tips for Breastfeeding in Public (with confidence!)

5 Tips for Breastfeeding in Public (with confidence!)

Breastfeeding in public can be an intimidating experience for many mothers. The fear of judgment, discomfort, or simply not knowing how to navigate the situation can make it challenging. However, with the right mindset and preparation, breastfeeding in public can become a comfortable and empowering experience.

Lauren is sharing her top five tips from her own personal experience to help you breastfeed in public with confidence. Watch the video or read the tips below:



1. Remember Your Purpose:

Start by reminding yourself why you're breastfeeding in the first place – to nourish and comfort your baby. Embracing this purpose can release a rush of endorphins, boosting your confidence from within. Keeping your focus on your baby's needs can help shift your mindset away from any potential discomfort or judgment.

2. Meet Stares with Confidence:

It's natural to worry about people staring while you breastfeed in public. However, instead of avoiding eye contact or feeling embarrassed, meet their gaze with a friendly and confident smile. You might be surprised at how many people respond positively, offering encouragement and support. Approach the situation with the assumption that most people want to see you succeed, not judge you.

3. Choose Comfortable Clothing:

Wearing comfortable clothes with easy access to your boobs is essential for breastfeeding in public. Experiment with different access styles, such as side zips, zip fronts, buttons, lift-up, or pull-down designs, to find what works best for you. Feeling good in what you're wearing can significantly boost your confidence and make your whole experience more enjoyable.

4. Practice Makes Progress:

Before heading out to breastfeed in public, practice at home wearing your chosen access style. This allows you to familiarise yourself with the process and build confidence in your ability to breastfeed quickly if your babe needs it. The more you practice, the smoother and more natural it will become, reducing any anxiety or hesitation when breastfeeding in public.

5.Have a Support Person:

Having a support person with you while breastfeeding in public can provide reassurance and assistance. Whether it's a partner, friend, or another breastfeeding mom, knowing someone is there to help you juggle things can make a world of difference. Their presence can boost your confidence and provide added comfort during the breastfeeding experience.


Breastfeeding in public (and in general!) is a learned skill that does gets easier with time, practice and support. Remember, you're not alone in this journey, and each time you breastfeed in public, you're helping to normalise it for women everywhere.


Lauren x