I remember sitting in the semi-darkness (so, I wouldn’t wake up the hubby) breastfeeding my little baby. It was great just staring at George and feeling connected to him.
But, I eventually got bored and wanted something to do, otherwise I might fall asleep.. and believe me, I really wanted to go back to sleep.
Here are some things to do while you’re breastfeeding:
Listen to a Podcast – I like to stick in my headphones and watch a great podcast. I enjoyed watching Ifive when Sarah Lane was the host. I also enjoy funny podcasts like Penn’s Sunday School and Matt & Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social. There are lots of different types of podcasts out there.
Play a game – It’s always fun to play games on the phone. I liked playing Trivia Crack, Candy Crush Saga, Brickies, Superbuzzer, Covet Fashion, Words with Friends, and Two Dots.
Play a puzzle – If you want to challenge yourself, play a puzzle like Sudoku or a word search.
Read a book – I liked to learn or laugh in the middle of the night. Check out these great baby books: Baby Play, I Just Want to Pee Alone, Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year: From Doctors Who are Parents, Too! and Small Talk: How to Develop Your Child’s Language Skills from Age Birth to Age Four.
Watch Television – Television definitely makes the time go by faster. Netflix has lots of tv shows, movies and documentaries. I loved watching these shows while I was breastfeeding George: Sherlock, Twin Peaks, Attack on Titan, Psycho Pass, Archer, Hemlock Grove, An Idiot Abroad and Orange is the New Black.
Listen to music – I love music. Some of my favorite bands to listen to while nursing are Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Clan of Xymox, Morrissey, Fatboy Slim, The Beatles, Moby, Cocteau Twins, Queen, The Cure and Depeche Mode.
I always thought it was so cute when George would fall asleep after breastfeeding.
I called it the milk coma.
What do you like to do while you’re breastfeeding?
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