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happysmileylady 12-09-2012 06:12 AM

Going to an NFL game...pumping?
DH and I are going to a football game today. We haven't had a date in a LONG time, I am excited. The kids are staying with my parents. I have about 7 ounces pumped, I plan to put it in 2 separate bottle for mom. I also have 4 more bags of 2.5 oz each frozen, so I will probably bring one or two of those as back up too. So I am sure there's plenty of milk for him, even if mom overfeeds by mistake (despite all three of my younger ones being BF, and her babysitting often, she still struggles with bottle feeding a BF baby.)

So baby is taken care of, but my question is about my time at the game. I expect to nurse the baby at 10:30, leave the house at 11 to drop them off at mom's, in order to get to the stadium early for the 1pm game. I expect the game to end between 3:30 and 4. That means getting back to pick up the kids from mom's between 4:30 and 5pm. That's 6 to 6.5 hrs between nursing the baby and getting back home. I was thinking last night that going that long once in a while wouldn't be too bad, but he ended up sleeping from midnight until 7am. And actually, he's still asleep, I woke up at 7 and kinda woke him up and fed him anyway.

So, I am asking for advice on pumping at a NFL game. Anyone done that? Am I going to need to go out to my car? Should I try to go ahead and manage to go all 6 hrs? Should I just pump as soon as we arrive at the stadium ( around 12:30) and then just leave the pump in the car? That's probably the most logical solution. But if there's a private place to pump, doing so at halftime might work out better. I just dunno. Anyone with advice?

raymark 12-09-2012 06:26 AM

Re: Going to an NFL game...pumping?
I would have done it in my car before & after the game.

myclanof6 12-09-2012 07:29 AM

I would pump in the car before going in just so you are comfortable during the game. Being a cooler with lots of ice packs for your milk and you should be good to go.

Amanda897 12-09-2012 08:32 AM

Re: Going to an NFL game...pumping?
Ditto pp. I would pump in the car on the way to the game and immediately after. My supply is borderline so I personally wouldn't go 6 hours in between.

CASMama711 12-09-2012 11:51 AM

Re: Going to an NFL game...pumping?
I have pumped in the car on the way to the game (this time last year). At the NFL stadium we go to frequently, they will not allow you to re-enter the stadium if you leave during the game.

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