[My experiences breastfeeding at church] changed drastically over the course of mothering infants. My first baby I only fed covered up, in the mother's lounge. I had never really seen it done any other way.
My second baby refused to be covered, so I fed her uncovered, but still in the mother's lounge. I was too self-conscious to do so anywhere else. By my third baby, it was too difficult to always remove myself and I cared less about what people thought. I was fairly confident feeding baby wherever I was (at that time I served in Primary). I once had a kindly older woman tell me where to find the mother's lounge, which made me feel slightly awkward, but I thanked her for the information, she moved on, and never said another thing about it on subsequent feedings. Although, I couldn't help but wonder if she and others cared about where I fed. My current baby gets fed wherever I am.
My confidence has grown over the years. I am in young women's currently and have even fed him while teaching lessons. My YW president commended me on it, saying she felt it was good for breastfeeding to be seen as normal for the girls. I agree. I often wonder if, had I seen it more often when I was younger, I could have saved myself years of feeling like I needed to escape to the mother's lounge. If I could have been more involved the entire time in the congregation and not missed out on the Sacrament so many times.