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Old 12-29-2015, 03:49 PM   #1
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Do you do anything else while breastfeeding?

My baby is definitely getting the hang of breastfeeding and his nursing sessions are taking awhile now. I decided it would be nice to do something else during that time so I started listening to audio books with him while he nurses. He doesn't seem to mind listening to the books at all and it's so nice for me to be able "read" during that time, plus it keeps my eyes and hands free to still focus on the baby. What does everyone else do while breastfeeding? It doesn't seem like there are a lot of things you can really do at the same time.

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Read to myself or the other kids or play on the kindle.
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Audiobooks are good! And with LO#1, I watched some tv. After LO#2, I was busy trying to entertain LO#1.
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Re: Do you do anything else while breastfeeding?

I read on my iphone, sit at the computer and catch up on email, make grocery lists etc
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I figured out nursing in a carrier with #2 out of self defense. I have made dinner, given DD a bath, assembled legos, and read many books while feeding baby brother!
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Read, browse DS and other sites, make grocery lists, buy things on amazon or diaper sites late at night
While I was on mat leave I participated in a number of conference calls
I figured out nursing in a carrier with #2 out of self defense. I have made dinner, given DD a bath, assembled legos, and read many books while feeding baby brother!
What carrier did you use?
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A DIY woven wrap in cotton guaze. I never did like stretchy wraps. It took a few tries and many youtube videos but really came in handy
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Re: Do you do anything else while breastfeeding?

I have nursed in both a moby and an ergo. Lots of Youtube videos before doing it the first time, and trial and error. Now with baby #2, we are champs! Grocery shopping, very light standing up housework. Just walking and comforting baby. I don't carry and nurse all the time, but it is a nice option to have if needed or if we are in public because I can make it a bit more discreet, and I use it as a nice way to get her to nap on the go. I also read/FB etc on my phone or read my homework on the computer etc. while nursing. With baby 1, she was such a pokey nurser, I decided to use that time to order some of our regular shopping items from online instead of going to the store!
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I read or watch tv, otherwise I'd fall asleep it relaxes me too much
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