Well, I have to admit, I expected if anyone said anything it would be Americans, as I understand covers are frequently used there, but no one said anything at all, which was lovely.
The only looks/whispers I got were actually at the airport whilst waiting at the boarding gate from fellow Brits, presumably because (gasp!) they probably got a flash of nipple as DD (she is 18 months) was torn between wanting to nurse and wanting to look around... They had a baby too, but there were a few childish giggles. Still, I'm a big girl and I didn't mind.
I just wanted t update this thread to say we have just returned from Mexico and I openly breastfed there. Not a raised eyebrow in the resort, where the staff, male and female all chatted to me naturally when I was breastfeeding, or the local towns and I saw a number of Mexican women breastfeeding very openly in the hotel and around the local town, even at the checkout in the supermarket!
I have never had a problem in the UK, but I have yet to feed in public and have strangers chat to me as if I am not even breastfeeding. It was really lovely.
I've breastfed an 8 month old in several mexican coffee chains (Sanborns, VIPS and even Starbucks) without a problem. Most people I know in Mexico, breastfeed for as long as they stay at home (Maternity leave is only 45 days after birth) and some stay at home mums would continue until a year. I know as well a couple mums who have gone even longer.
Although breastfeeding in public is not that common, you might be fine if you cover up. For american guests, I would assumme the same reasoning applies.
Has anyone any info on this or have they nursed a toddler whilst in Mexico or the USA? We are actually going to Mexico, but I wonder if any complaints may be from American guests?
I ask as I asked on another forum where it's descended into an 'extended' breastfeeding debate, although a couple of people have said they have breastfed and had no problems. From what I can gather breastfeeding is fairly normal in Mexican culture, but obviously in the resorts the guests are mainly American/from other clountries, not Mexico.
Any reassurance anyone can give that I am not going to end up in some awkward situation would be appreciated. very much.