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What can you do whilst breastfeeding?

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Miaou Sun 14-Aug-05 06:38:36

It's early days for me atm, but so far I can:

Walk down the stairs
Post on mumsnet
Make a cup of tea


but I'm sure those of you with toddlers have reached the dizzy heights of multi-tasking!

hermykne Sun 14-Aug-05 07:46:16

oh yes
read stories
make a sandwich
get a drink from the fridge, then a cup .....
tidy up kitchen worktops

Papillon Sun 14-Aug-05 08:44:18

if you bf with baby in sling then venturing out in public is also possible

hercules Sun 14-Aug-05 09:38:19

shopping
eating
mumsnet
marking
report writing
reading

lockets Sun 14-Aug-05 09:44:26

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spidermama Sun 14-Aug-05 10:02:21

Telly
nattering on the 'phone
computer stff
one-handed typing as we speak, hence no caps.

...and for everything else, there's the backpack.

Prufrock Sun 14-Aug-05 10:09:57

I managed to push a pram laden with shopping, hold toddler dd's hand, walk, take a phone call and bf all at the same time

Twiglett Sun 14-Aug-05 10:18:53

I find its a bad idea to ever encourage any multi-tasking when breastfeeding because then people won't bring you drinks and chocolates whilst doing it

(but when nobody else is around I could cook, telephone, mumsnet, write)

Kelly1978 Sun 14-Aug-05 10:21:32

How??

While feeding one I could jsut about walk around and type or read. While feedign two, I could read a magazine and that weas it. Very boring!

fqueenzebra Sun 14-Aug-05 10:50:09

change the 2yo's nappy.
cycle on a turbo trainer (like using a stationary bike)
stir whatever is cooking

spidermama Sun 14-Aug-05 13:08:05

Cut the baby's finger and toe nails.
Pick the gunk out of his ear.
Scrape away cradle cap.
Gross eh?

hunkermunker Sun 14-Aug-05 13:09:46

SM, I used to do that - baby maintenance! LOL!

Papillon Sun 14-Aug-05 13:10:54

Stare with undivided devotion at your baby - they like the attention

Do this especially on weekends or when partner is home so you can put your feet up etc

pootlepod Sun 14-Aug-05 13:34:01

Sleep... and then wake up amazed that you haven't rolled onto the baby!

Tipex Sun 14-Aug-05 19:55:36

Twiglett, thats so true! DH accuses me of being like that guy in the Little Britain sketchm 'Lou and Andy'. When hes there and I'm feeding Ds I sit helpless and ask for drinks, turn TV over etc. then when hes out the room i miraculously get up and move things around, answer the door, make tea etc, and he comes back to find me still feeding DS sitting back on the sofa claiming to be helpless again!!

moondog Sun 14-Aug-05 20:02:19

lol at Twiglett and Tipex!
I go (well used to) to an aerobics class run by a human dynamo with 6 kids. My very pro b/feeding m/w (also a friend0 goes to,and she told me one day,with utter awe in her voice that she had seen this woman b/feeding and teaching aerobics!!!

Bozza Sun 14-Aug-05 20:19:24

Just the usual really that has already been mentioned. Went on holiday when DD was 6 weeks and breastfed in a different pub/restaurant/cafe every day. Also did:

read stories
did jigsaws
built lego
cleaned DS's teeth etc

Niddlynono Sun 14-Aug-05 20:24:16

Play on our PS2.

Bramshott Sun 14-Aug-05 20:28:30

Travel on a train . . . Have a business meeting . . . Reach for more cake . . .

Miaou Sun 14-Aug-05 20:30:16

oooh I can add another one now....

Sing hymns in church!!!!


(I don't think anyone noticed either!!)

motherinferior Sun 14-Aug-05 20:30:58

Wander round museums.

Drink a nice glass of red wine. Or possibly two.

moondog Sun 14-Aug-05 20:37:14

Smoke



Just the once though,4 years and 3 months ago.

Still feel bad about it...

Lonelymum Sun 14-Aug-05 20:42:59

I did practically everything including frying food and meeting my neighbours a day after moving into our new home. Literally I stood there in the front garden (one of those open plan gardens) chatting to my neighbour with dd attached. She must have wondered who had moved in next door! She commented to her dh about my lovely baby girl and he said "Is it a girl?" and she said "Of course she is, she is dressed in a pink dress!" I thought to myself, I bet the reason he didn't notice the baby was dressed in a pink dress was because he wasn't looking at the baby, but my boob!

Lonelymum Sun 14-Aug-05 20:43:59

at you Moondog. Not the done thing at all!

moondog Sun 14-Aug-05 20:48:55

I know. I'm as rough as a bear's arse on occasion.

(Don't get me started on getting pissed while b/feeding!!!)

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