30 Thoughts I Have While Breastfeeding Baby 3

With your first baby, you can spend hours sitting and nursing, looking into your baby’s eyes. With subsequent children, it’s slightly less relaxing, particularly if your older kids are still quite young. The big kids need things, and they’re not afraid to tell you. I’ve also found that I’m so forgetful that I never have what I need when I sit down. Here are just 30 of the thoughts that I have every time I breastfeed my youngest.


It’s not this calm.

 30 Thoughts I Have While Breastfeeding Baby 3

It’s so nice to just sit.
Which side am I on? Why can I never remember?
The kids ate my brain, that’s why.
Sure, I can come help you wipe.
I should get a medal for multitasking.
Ah … relaxing.
Stop hitting each other!
Don’t throw that.
Where’s my phone?
Can you bring me my phone? Anyone?
No, bring it TO me.
Go blow your nose, please.
Why is my phone never charged?
This baby is the sweetest.
Yep, I’ll tie your blanket into a cape.
She is totally going to poop soon.
Where is the darn remote?
No, it’s not even near lunch time yet.
My lap is not big enough for all three of you!
Seriously, remote.
I’ll make lunch as soon as I’m done, I swear.
I’m thirsty.
Aww, nursing smiles are the best.
I love babies.
Why do I not have water?
I’m so hungry. Maybe it is lunch time after all.
Ok, burp time!
Where’s the burp cloth?
Oh, I probably won’t need …

What would you add to the list? —Erin

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  1. Jessica says:

    spot on! I always realize right after I’ve stared musing that I don’t have a burp cloth handy, that I can’t reach my phone or the remote, and that I’m suddenly super thirsty. And the 2-year old always seems to need me to assist with going potty or brushing teeth or reading a story right in the middle of a nursing session.

  2. Casey says:

    I love the “No, bring it TO me.” Every.single.time.

    The moment I get started, my 6 year old will always, always say, “Momma, can I have a snack, please? I’m hungry.” You mean to tell me you couldn’t have thought of that before I popped your brother on here?

  3. ABC says:

    All very true. I would add…

    Just a quick snack before we get in the car, buddy.
    Please don’t touch his face while he is eating.
    Next time you can nurse longer.
    Please stay this little and sweet forever.

  4. mamaof5 says:

    Then there is the “oh man, how long til he finishes breastfeeding because I have to pee!” lol or if you have 3 in diapers at the same time like I do it is a diaper conga line lol

  5. Stacy says:

    it’s too quiet,oh crap what are they doing!?