Tory’s tip for breathable nursing covers:
When my first daughter was a baby and I was still thinking I could manage cloth diapers, I accidentally bought a package of the kind that are really thin and flat (unfolded) with no seams. I can’t remember what they’re called, but they’re kind of gauzy. I went on to use them for burp cloths, which was fine, but when my second daughter was born, it occurred to me to use them when I was breastfeeding. They make an excellent cover for breastfeeding in public. I’ve always felt bad covering up a baby when she’s warm and she’s right next to my warm body, but I also understand that not everyone is comfortable being able to see what’s going on, nor am I all that eager to show off my postpartum flesh. The thin diapers are more breathable than a blanket, they let in some light, and I think they’re just about the right size to drape over us without being unmanageable.