do just about everything. After breastfeeding for a total of 65 months and counting, I think as a mother of 4 kids that is required. Today on the breastfeeding bloghop we are talking about breastfeeding and multitasking and/or being green. So what things do I recommend partnering with breastfeeding and what things would I avoid? For some reason, writing this post is totally cracking me up. I read it to my husband to see if I have forgotten anything and the faces he made gave me the giggles. So, I haven't actually done ALL of the things I recommend avoiding, and I'm not telling which ones.
Things to do while breastfeeding:
Type (yes, you can learn to type one handed and use capitals)
Chase your two or three year old in the park
Push a grocery cart
Pump the other side
Talk to a friend (in person or on the phone)
Eat or drink something cold
Attend a wine tasting
Shop at the mall
Take a bath
Singing in church
Flying (as passenger in an airplane)
Things to avoid:
Driving (passenger or otherwise)
Eat or drink something hot
Go to the bathroom
Take a shower (baby gets too slippery)
Teach a college class
I have actually taught Sunday school while breastfeeding. I think this takes some discretion and knowledge of the families in the class. One of the three year olds asked me a lot of questions about nursing and I had to discuss the whole thing with her mother afterward. Had it been a different mother it might have been an awkward conversation.
One thing in the news today that I have not done is cross- nursing. I have not nursed someone else' s baby or let someone else nurse mine. And unlike the Kardashians I don't intend to. I'm not saying milk sharing is bad. But be sure you know the medical history of the milk donor.