I was fortunate enough to nurse my baby bird for 11 months. Although I was thrilled to be able to do this for my kiddo (and save all that money on formula!) there were plenty of things about nursing that I wasn't so fond of.
One thing was nursing in public.
Now. Mind you. I am not a very modest person. After the whole experience of giving birth, the thought of a little boob peeking out was not what bothered me. It was more the looks (you know those looks) of those around me, and the thought of flashing my "recently carried a baby" belly, and just plain old respect for those that might not want to sneek a peek at my boob.
Here's my solution. The nursing cover. I've heard them called many things - hooter hider, udder cover, my friend Rach suggested booby bungalo (love that one :).
But the beauty of these things is that they allow you to nurse your baby privately, but the boning I put in the neck allows you to see your baby, and keeps the fabric off his face. The strap around the neck allows you to adjust your length one handed, and keeps the whole thing from being pulled down at an opportune moment (like when your boob is fully exposed - don't tell me this hasn't happened to you!).
Here's what they look like: