Yay! I completed one year of nursing my younger daughter Peanut.
What a ride it’s been. It’s hard to believe the places that I have nursed both of my daughters, places I never thought I would find myself in—bathroom stalls, flights, airport floors, car backseats, friends’ homes—but realized later it came down to just feeding my children.
I wish someone had told me all this before, so I could have planned better. Well it was, um, interesting, and I learned a lot on my own in the meantime.
Here are some suggestions for places to nurse, when you have no other option:
Putting a child down for a nap can be a frustrating process.
Recently, I’ve had to trust Pumpkin to self-soothe so that I could spend that time attending to Peanut’s feedings and naptimes. For the most part, she is able to fall asleep by herself, but there are those nights when she just wants to stay up and party.
Good thing I discovered white noise, quite by accident.