Chiang Mai I am a lactation consultant. In shopping malls, they have a nursing room in the children's department. So generally breastfeeding is the norm anywhere mommy and baby may be. Breastfeeding in public among educated women is to be encouraged. Sydney, NSW I'm not sure how old some of these comments are but thought I'd mention that, ina mother's right to breastfeed in public is protected under national anti-discrimination legislation.
In the cities it's frowned upon, and people dress modestly.
When we went to pray, she got on her knees, latched both twin toddlers on to keep them quiet and bowed her head in prayer. The Indian saree is designed such that it acts as a perfect dress for breast feeding. This trend follows right back to their homes where breastfeeding is done discreetly, behind closed doors. I had a lot of issues with my first child though, I just never felt comfortable with it and would hide in the parent room I have breastfed them in restaurants, malls, airports, airplanes, birthday parties, actually anywhere I ever wanted. It was easy to become comfortable with it since the women were at ease with it. Although many times it has seen women not minding open their breasts and nipple show.