This could turn into a debate so I wanted to put it here, but mostly it is for my info
2 things I know:
#1 bringing a one year old to a formal dinner is a bad idea, and
#2 women should be able to nurse wherever they want.
Having said that, due to circumstances beyond my control, I am taking Trent (13m) to a formal (5 course) dinner tonight. Its ball gowns and suits and I just spent the last 30 min altering my one formal gown so that I can squeeze a breast out if I need to, to breast feed. There will be many speakers at this thing, including a comedian, and I dont really want to miss them, so I was wondering if it is socially acceptable to nurse at the table at something like this (not while eating myself), or if I should take him into another room? Before I fixed my dress I was stressing about not being able to nurse on facebook and another mom, who is bringing her much younger baby, was commenting that she has to practically get half naked to nurse, so will be nursing in the bathroom, which I hate. But I could probably find somewhere private away from the crowd if I had to that wasnt where people pee.
So what do you thing? Yea or Nay to nursing at a formal event?
Oh! And I will be using a cover (I usually dont) because I have to actually remove my breast from my gown to nurse, so I will be covered.