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.
This post may be a little late for those of you who traveled during the holiday season, but I could only write it after I had traveled myself. You see, I flew out-of-town to see my parents and siblings for Christmas, forcing my husband and I to do that scary thing that all parents of little ones dread: the inevitable Air Travel With Your Infant And Toddler…dun dun dun!
We’d already flown internationally with Pumpkin when she was a year old, and across the country with her before she could say airline peanuts. But this time around, things would be a little different. For starters, we would be flying with two kids this time.
Okay, things would be a lot different.
And it was the holiday season.
And it would be Pumpkin’s first time flying in her own seat.
And it would be Peanut’s first time flying–period.
If you are about to find yourself in a similar situation in the near future, read on: