I’ve already shared my early breastfeeding journey, my challenges, and the enjoyable positive side. Since it is World Breastfeeding Awareness Week I thought I’d talk some more about the topic. The breastfeeding act usually takes place while sitting or reclining, and doesn’t allow for much multitasking of active to-do list items. However, there are still things one can do while breastfeeding. Here are some of the multi-tasking I’ve done while breastfeeding Baby H.
Things you can do while breastfeeding.
Eat. When Baby H was little and not so squirmy, I was able to nurse him cradle style in my lap and eat over him. Sometimes I even set my plate right on top of him, like I used to do on my giant belly.
Watch TV. Watching TV is a passive activity, so you can focus on your baby and catch up on some shows at the same time. Especially during the early weeks when it feels like you’re always feeding.
Read a book. While the baby isn’t very wiggly, you typically have one hand free. You can read a book on an e-reader or your phone even. I found reading a physical book difficult since it required both hands to turn pages while holding the book.
Call your mama! (Or other family or friends.) Hey, you’re already sitting for a while being a mom, why not call your own mom and see how she’s doing? You know you don’t call her enough. Or catch up with a friend who you don’t get to hang out with as often anymore.
Social media. You know that’s most of what you do on your mobile phone anyway.
Blogging. The WordPress app is pretty good for drafting posts and if you’re good at typing one-handed on your phone, breastfeeding is a good time to get some ideas out. That’s also a good time to reply to comments on your blog and comment on other blogs.
What other tasks do you perform while breastfeeding?