Things to do while Breastfeeding

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.  

George breastfeeding in the middle of the night

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. 

George fast asleep after breastfeeding

I called it the milk coma.

What do you like to do while you’re breastfeeding?

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15 thoughts on “Things to do while Breastfeeding

  1. He is such a gorgeous lad!! Bless. I used to watch Netflix in the daytime and play on my phone at night. I think if I have another at night I will blog!! Reckon will have zero time in the day. Haha. Lovely post and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x
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  2. Great post, I need some ideas once the little one arrives, hopefully in the next week (40W+2days now)! I can imagine myself getting a little bored breastfeeding (not used to sitting around, I’m always up to something!), bookmarking this!

  3. I love the last picture milk coma! I blog when I feed – though not at night anymore because it was causing me to stay awake the whole night. Investing in the apps on my phone was the best thing I ever did! #bestandworst

    1. Thanks, Laura! It’s always great to have helpful apps on the phone. I couldn’t live without my phone! Thanks for visiting!

  4. I remember late night feeds, I was one of those dreaded bottle feeders though.
    Back in my day (im soooo bloody old) there were no mobiles with games on, and only a few chanels on the telly. I think my extreme dislike of Barney the Dinosaur stems from the fact that it was the only thing on telly at silly o clock in the morning when I use to feed my first born.
    Thanks for linking up with us, Tracey x #abitofeverything
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  5. Thanks for this article. One thing is sure, breastfeeding is hard. And just like parenting, it has a lot of components to piece together. Sure, some may argue that bottle feeding can replace it, but is that really the case? Because that can also come with its own problems too. What bottle to choose, cleaning them, keeping them germ-free, and so on. Fo all mothers out there holding on to breasting, you’re doing a great job.
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  6. yes i get bored at the time of breast feeding but now i will try these tips especially listening podcast and solving a puzzle. these are most interesting for passing time. thanks for sharing the amazing list.

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