My 20 month old daughter and I are flying to Boston this Thursday. We fly about every other month, usually my husband is with us, but I've flown solo with her a few times. She is so easy to fly with - I nurse her as we start down the runway and she's asleep before the wheels go up and she stays asleep until I wake her after we've landed. It's the best possible scenario for me.
The problem I'm having is I'm feeling apprehensive about nursing her right next to someone I don't know the older she gets. Usually my husband is next to me and I feel fine because he's there. But nursing a 20 month old, whose greater than 95th % for height just isn't something commonly seen and I'm feeling self-conscious about it. She won't let me use a blanket to cover myself, but I do pull my shirt down to cover most of my breast, however, we're talking really close quarters on a plane. It's not that I think there's anything wrong with nursing a 20 month old, it's just that I feel more comfortable about it when I'm not shoulder to shoulder with a stranger and trying to keep her long legs on me.
I'm basically just looking for some encouragement. Not nursing her on the flight isn't an option, but I just want to feel better about it.