1. I bought a nursing bra at the Gap. What, you say? Yes the Gap has entered the nursing bra market! They have a simple softcup style with straps that don't look ridiculous with tank tops. I have a black one, and I love it. While it's a little restrictive when I'm full, it's nice for when I'm going out and I don't want to look schlumpy.
2. By far the simplest thing to do this summer would be to wear tanks with built in support and nurse with the pop out the top method. I wouldn't have to yank anything around when the baby's in the sling (which, believe me, is kind of a pain) and my flabby tummy would never have be exposed. Not only would certain members of my family drop dead at seeing so much exposure, I'm sure I would get hassled a lot in public. Pisses me off. Because of the Western sexualization of the breast, I have to wear two tank tops (hike one up, pull one down) or buy a special tank top that allows for discretion. Maybe I should just do what's easiest and suggest to objectors that they should buy me one of these if they would like to see less of my breastual skin.
3. Actually, I hate bras. All kinds. Even this one, which is only a bra in the very loosest definition. Especially in this phase of lactation. My boobs want to be free! I make milk better when they're free. I have less nipple pain, no duct pain, less risk of clogs and mastitis. But free boobs let the whole world know that not all boobs are bra shaped. We can't have that.