I'm leaving Sunday and plan on returning late Friday night. I have a medela PISA with a car adapter so I plan on pumping as often as possible. I'm staying with people I almost consider family so pumping shouldn't be an issue while I'm at their house. Considering its a lactation consultant course I would hope they would give enough breaks and have a place to pump even if its in a room with a bunch of other "pumpers".
I do try to use my lo and my experiences to teach my sister. I made sure she was in the room when I gave birth so that she could see exactly what would happen if she became pregnant. I was her age when my mother had her and I was there for her delivery. I can tell you from personal experience that watching that was one of the main reasons I waited until I was good and ready to have relations. I just kept thinking that anything could go wrong and I could end up pregnant and would have to go through that. My sister is a huge help and many times offers to watch the baby for 15-20 mins so I can pump.
I wouldn't be concerned about using the SNS out in public. If most of the woman you know breastfed then they would surely understand why your going to such great measures to get your lo at the breast and if for some reason they don't, oh well. You don't have to explain or justify yourself to anyone. Just remember that you are trying to provide the best thing for you lo and thats breastmilk @ the breast. When your out in public, no one will even see the SNS, like you said its tucked away under your shirt.
I'll have to check into the motherease brand. I was leaning towards the fuzzi bunz and maybe a few prefolds with covers. Its like I all of a sudden got into this nature/natural kick. I've been purchasing more organic products and looking on labels to see whats in certain foods and if products were tested on animals. My sister just decided to become vegetarian and brings home all sorts of literature from one of her teachers at school. I find some of the articles facinating and others horrifying.
Well, I really should get to bed. I have to get up later and get my lo's halloween custome together. She's going to be a butterfly. I can't wait! Her first one.