My wife and I were going to plan our first family outing with our newborn. The easiest way for us to breastfeed is still with the breastfeeding pillow and a chair. So no hooter hiders quite yet and my wife is modest about whipping 'em out in public. We're trying to figure out online where/what stores might offer breastfeeding facilities. My google-fu is failing me. Is there some place/way to find out (in the US) where we can breastfeed? Is there some common signage or online place where breastfeeding locations can be easily located so you can plan your day around feedings?
I don't know how complete their database is, but this iPhone app provides a database of public locations with comments:
With the Breastfeeding-Friendly Places feature, on-the-go moms can quickly locate a clean, comfortable place to breastfeed or breastpump. Driven by GPS navigation and Google Maps, the locator will include Medela reviewed and approved locations nationwide. Moms can also submit their favorite public locations for breastfeeding and include comments.
In the UK it is illegal to discriminate against women who wish to breastfeed. So, if your wife was not shy about whipping them out in public she could go into any (open to public) business and feed.
Most places will have some kind of baby-changing room. They sometimes have seats suitable for feeding. As you can imagine, it's not the nicest place to feed a baby.
My wife's cousin just recently gave birth 5 months ago but is now back to work. She says she breastfeeds when out with the infant and pumps when at work. She said she recently found a mobile website through a Facebook moms group called MomsPumpHere (http://www.momspumphere.com/places/list/all) that loads a huge list of places in your specific city or state, where moms can breastfeed or breast pump when moving around.