Zoe McLellan: ‘I Felt Bad’ About Covering My Son Up While…

Every mom parents differently, but Zoe McLellan is doing it right in regards to what works for her family: She’s choosing her son’s happiness.

The NCIS: New Orleans actress, 41, dished on PEOPLE’s Mom Talk about why she has preferred breastfeeding uncovered to worrying about whether people are looking at her.

“I tried to do the cover, but I felt bad — I didn’t want to cover him up,” she says of breastfeeding son Sebastian, now 2½. “He would move his hands and try and get [the cover] out of the way, and I was like, ‘I think I care more about him than my nipple hanging out.’ ”

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McLellan admits not covering up was hard for her because she’s “a little shy about” it even though she respects and admires women who can do it without hesitation. But she got over her reservations quickly when Sebastian wasn’t into the cover.

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