Thursday, September 5, 2013

Top 5 strangest places to breastfeed

What an awkward topic....sort of...I suppose it depends on what circle of people you frequent. If you don't want to read about breastfeeding, skip this post.

Breastfeeding is a challenge, no doubt about it. I don't know anyone who said it just came naturally. I'm way better at feeding Adara than when we first started. Now I feed her when she's hungry, tired, bored, or hurt. It's an easy solution to many problems.

I've found myself feeding her in some unusual situations. I found them amusing,so I thought I'd share:

- Breastfeeding in the shower
Before she could crawl, I could sit her next to the shower and talk to her. However, she started crawling into the shower with me and crying for me to pick her up. So I took her clothes off and cleaned her with me. She quickly discovered her food source while I was holding her and decided she wanted a snack.

-Breastfeeding while changing my clothes I used to put Adara in my lap while I changed from pajamas to regular clothes. I don't as often now because as soon as I take my pajamas off she latches and snacks away.

-Breastfeeding while changing Adara's clothes
She is SO wiggly! I tried to get her pajamas on and the only way to keep her still was to feed her. So I did, and finally got her in pajamas.

-Breastfeeding while going to the bathroom
Maybe that's gross, but she'd fallen and was screaming and I wanted her to stop. She did.

-Breastfeeding while riding in the car
She stayed in her car seat the entire time. I sat/leaned beside her. Alex drove. Mileage accomplished, and baby fed. No bottles necessary.

So where's the strangest place you've fed your baby? Am I the only one whose done these?


  1. Nope you're not the only one...but have you tried the stock room at Wal-Mart? Or behind the stacks of potting soil at Lowe's? How about in a hammock at the lake, or a closet in a Sunday school classroom? Or beside the monkey cage at the zoo, while trying to remain discreet despite the youngun's curiosity at the whoopin' & hollerin' monkey noises? Or in a canoe while you're fishing in the river at a prison farm where your brother works, and you look up to find the inmates lining the river's banks like they're watching for a movie! Wait till you've had your 3rd or 4th and write this column again to see what you come up with!

  2. Haha this was so fun to read! Thanks for sharing your experiences! I can only imagine my adventures to come with future kids!