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Things I’ve Done While Breastfeeding My Second Child (That I Never Would Have Attempted with my First)


When I nursed the first time, I was adamant about being in Evan’s rocking chair. I was set up with my water on the nightstand, Boppy on my lap, burp cloth on the chair of the arm, all in a comfortable, quiet room. Poor Sadie; her sessions are not quite as charming as Evan’s. Sure, I’ve nursed in some crazy places with Evan, but when I was home, I was strictly focused on getting that feeding in calmly. Now, it’s not nearly as relaxing, so I juggle — a lot. It’s actually amazing the things I can do while also nursing. For example:

  1. Cooking dinner; chopping vegetables (all but an onion and sweet potatoes)
  2. Bathing, diapering and dressing Evan
  3. Straightening up my house (because I get that done quicker when someone is on their way over than any other time)
  4. Put on makeup
  5. Typed a blog post
  6. Colored
  7. Walked with a friend, while pushing a stroller
  8. Budgeted with my husband
  9. Got my eyebrows waxed with my esthetician
  10. Stripped a bed, because diapers are terrible
  11. In the chair while getting a mani/pedi, at the same time
  12. Got my flu shot

It all comes down to you gotta do what you gotta do. And sometimes you gotta do two things at once when you’re juggling multiple kiddos!

What’s the most impressive thing you’ve done while breastfeeding? Dinner has to be one of the tougher things to accomplish… —Jennifer

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