Friday, November 9, 2012

Thankful Thoughts & Surviving the Holidays

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Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving already? There’s still Halloween candy (and wrappers) all over the place, and they’re not only from my kids! 

As we all prepare for Thanksgiving and the beginning of the busy holiday season in front of us, here’s a link to some great tips to help you keep breastfeeding amidst all the preparations, travel and merrymaking with family and friends.  

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For those of you who are experienced pros at juggling mom duties in the midst of holiday cheer (or chaos), please share in the comments below your own great ideas about tips for maximizing breastfeeding success over the holidays. I’m sure we’ll all be thankful to learn new things from fellow moms. 

The Mom who submits one of the best tips either here or on the LansinohUSA Facebook page will win a Lansinoh® mOmma® gift set including a mOmma diaper bag, samples of Lansinoh breastfeeding essentials including Lansinoh HPA® Lanolin, and a Lansinoh mOmma Feeding Bottle with NaturalWave® Nipple.

We will post the winner next Friday, so be sure to share this post and help us spread the word so we can get a great collection of holiday advice to share with moms across the country!


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Meanwhile, we know how sleepy everyone gets after eating turkey, but babies get sleepy all the time…even in the middle of dinner! Here’s some Friday comic relief a la YouTube we thought you’d enjoy. 

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Enjoy!
Gina

61 comments:

A. Truckenmiller said...

My best tip is to dress nursing friendly. Although that turtleneck sweater dress is adorable and would look great at that holiday party it makes it difficult to nurse your little one. Opt for a cute cardigan and skirt or a wrap dress instead. :)

Nicole Baldwin said...

Many women have breastfeeding issues during the holidays because we're running around like mad trying to get everything done for holiday celebrations and family visits (not to mention everything else we normally do). I found that it gave me a much needed break to sit down and relax with my baby for a minute (or 30!) to nurse him. My tip is to put the baby first. So if you're shopping or out and need to nurse, do it! Laws in most states protect mothers and their babies and allow them to nurse in public UNCOVERED. A full/comforted baby is a happy baby and people will mind you nursing much less than they would a screaming baby :).

natosha said...

i normally invite my sister over to help while the holidays come around..

Joanna Garcia said...

If you are uncomfortable to ask for a room oranything to breastfeed, then i suggest you pump before going to the party and bring a bottle of breastmilk with you. It can stay good at room temp for 7 hours or you could use a warmze that keeps it to optimal temp for up to 11 hrs! also wear something comfortable and easy access for breastfeeding if you decide you are, because unzipping a dress ,etc to breastfeed is a mission! Babies do get distracted and seem not to breastfeed when surrounded by a bunch of new things so if you are going to be away a long time in a party with the baby express before going so you dont feel uncomfortable "FULL" if he/she doesnt feed. A nursing shawl is good but none of my kids ever liked it. If they are old enough to start solids feed them solids before you go so they are satisfied. Also feed before you arrive at the party as well (or before you get in the car). I know how it is to breastfeed and the hassle, i tandem feed my 3 yr old and 5mth old (the 3 yr old is only once a day thank goodness) and make sure to always carry a pump with you to express if you are not with the baby at the party (or express before you go). Lots of water is key! BRing toys to entertain them. IF baby is not with you and you are wearing a cocktail/eveing gown the breast pads (besides the lansinoh which i love) are the lily padz (you actually dont leak for some reason).

Jeanette Poppins said...

I am a nursing Mom of both my infant and toddler! During the Holidays we find ourselves out and about more often as a trio. Luckily, as a nursing Mom, I don't have to worry about formula or bottles on the go! I infrequently pump Milk at home because I have had trouble with my Medela pump. I wear an easy nursing setup, typically a stretchy maternity tank top under a shirt that I can easily lift up. My toddler only nurses at home, but my Infant nurses all over! We have familiarized ourselves with easy to nurse locations. We Love the family dressing rooms at Target, the Christmas tree department at Lowes, any furniture section of any store for a comfortable and quiet seat, the car, and of course Panera!

Lauren Dixon said...

The best advice is to get help! My mom is my backbone and tries to help out as much as she can. She breastfed all four of us and knows what she's talking about. Also, stay calm and know when your baby starts to cry for food just hand over whatever it was you were doing and feed her/him. Or just pump away and let someone else feed your baby while cook, clean, or just mentally prepare for the holidays!

Paige M. said...

My best advice would be... just be patient when it comes to breastfeeding. I had two different "feeders", one who took right away and was a breeze and the next was very picky, wouldn't latch on at all. If you have to pump, don't get discouraged, some times it's just not meant to be!

Anonymous said...

Often the holidays bring us together with extended family or others who might not be used to seeing breastfeeding. My plan is to be discreet but not sequester myself in a different room. And I'll be prepared with things to respond if anyone makes a negative comment. My typical mode is to use humor, so I might say something like, "She's not allowed to have pumpkin pie, and this is the only way she'll get a taste!" It's amazing how well humor can diffuse a tense situation. This is also a good educational opportunity for people to learn about breastfeeding.
Anne Marie Gruber
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Anonymous said...

In order to maximize breastfeeding success over the holidays, it is most important to stay on your regular breastfeeding schedule as closely as possible. Even while traveling, maintain your milk supply by either pumping and bringing your breast milk along if traveling, or stop while traveling to feed baby as close to the time he/she normally eats as you can. This will help keep up milk supply and baby will stay full and happy. Since babies love consistency, baby will also nap and sleep better at night, if you both can maintain a normal schedule. Happy Holidays!

Amie Olson
alolson1@charter.net

Kaylie Walsh said...

Last holiday season, I thought breastfeeding my daughter was going to be a nightmare. I was worried about not having time with my family, especially my grandmother that I don't get to see often, or that it was going to be difficult around the other children since my daughter gets excited easily and would not eat. My best tip is to get a spot set up to begin with, make it in another room or a quieter corner for some privacy, and try to make it a bonding experience with some of your female relatives. One of my best memories from last Christmas was sitting with my aunt and grandmother while feeding my daughter. We were able to enjoy some alone time while giving my daughter what she needed as well. Plus, it was nice to have a small break from the chaos of a family get-together. Don't be ashamed of taking that time because you will be giving your child the greatest gift. Plus, remember to pack extra nursing pads (when all those kids are around at once, you can get a little leaky) and pump some milk for the long rides. Having the pumped milk also helped because my grandmother was able to take Lily and have their own special time to bond, while I got a few minutes to eat and relax for a change (which was my best Christmas gift!).

Alisa Marie said...

This will be my first holiday season with my first little one!

But a few weeks ago the whole fam was in town and we hunkered down in the house and all enjoyed each others company!


My advice would be two fold: One: Stick to your schedule. If he's sleeping for 4 hours when he should have been eating 2 hrs ago.. make sure he eats! The aunties may think he's so cute asleep, but he will be cranky when he wakes up! and two: Find a quiet place nurse.. My guy is such a social butterfly, he can't concentrate with everyone around.

Anonymous said...

In order to successfully breastfeed during the holiday season, the key seems to be a consistent feeding schedule. As long as Mom and baby are able to stay on a regular schedule of breastfeeding while having visitors or traveling out of town, milk supply will be kept up. Breasts will not become engorged as long as a consistent schedule is maintained, either by feeding or pumping breast milk and both Mom and baby will be comfortable and happy for the holidays!
Ross Olson
rcolson@charter.net

Alex said...

My holiday survival tip is using a good baby carrier! Learn to nurse with baby in a carrier and you will have 2 hands to cook, clean and entertain!
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obsessed2bmotivated said...

The best way for me to survive the holidays, as a breast feeding momma I would pump extra milk everyday and save it, and use it in bottles so hubby could feed baby, while i was busy shopping, cleaning, and cooking! Also having the holiday dinner in my own home was a success, so me and baby could sneak away to get some feeding time in =)

nicole k. said...

The holidays are about getting together with family and having a good time. the best thing about breastfeeding is that you don't need to stress out about leaving the house...no need to pack anything besides clothes and diapers! You can feed on demand without skipping a beat!

Jeniffer Smith said...

Last year, it helped for me to go the room we were staying in to change my daughter's diaper and nurse a bit. We were both thankful for the time to reconnect (especially since she had been passed around so much) as well as for the quiet. Being alone with her also helped me to feel comfortable while nursing. I know not everyone needs a quiet place to breastfeed, but it was a huge help to me.

Sara said...

I would say the best tip to survive the holidays is to make sure you take some time for yourself and baby! Don't get too stressed, and if you need help,ask for it! Holidays are about giving, and breastfeeding is one of the best gifts you can give to your baby, just remember that!!

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savannah m said...

stay hydrated and eat lots of fiber and make sure to pump or breastfeed every couple hours and try and not go to long between feedings

WickedAshora said...

either wear you baby or but baby in a bouncy/pack and play so they can watch you cook. they will be very interested seeing you move around they will stay calm. so you can get things done.

Michara said...

What I did was pump some extra milk (you can start now and freeze it) and take it with you in a little bottle carrier with the ice packs in it if you're going to be visiting people for dinner(s). This way if you're eating and baby starts fussing and someone offers to feed baby, you have that option. Also, before you commit to going anywhere let them know you need your own private space to nurse the baby. It cuts down on yours and your baby's stress with the reduced noise levels.

If you're cooking, have someone there willing to help with that. This way you can feed your baby on demand and your dinner won't burn or have to be pushed back.

No matter what, stay relaxed. You and baby will both benefit from it. Happy Thanksgiving everybody and congratulations on your little one or your soon to arrive little one.

Anonymous said...

Best advice I can give during the holidays...let your family help!!! I'm a mother of three boys ages 6, 3 and 5 months (still a strong bf)! I, normally, am very independent but during the holidays I WELCOME all the help I can get :) In all honesty just keep as calm as possible! When you're calm baby senses it and will eat like a champ, and if baby's eating then the milk keeps on coming! Blessings to all you mommy's out there as Thanksgiving rapidly approaches! (Oh how Id LOVE to win this prizefighter pack as a Christmas gift to myself!!!)

Jenefer Lynn said...

I just had to remind myself to relax. When I was relaxed, things went a lot better. Holiday time can get so stressful and baby picks up on that, so relax. Put on some music if need be.

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God's Provision said...

My advice is to be able to say NO! You want to make everyone happy but you can't. Keeping your priorities straight during the holidays is the best way to maintain a good supply and a wonderful breastfeeding relationship. Your baby needs you even more than ever with the extra exposure to cold weather, traveling, and germs, so nursing on demand is a great way to boost baby's immunity and a break from the chaos for mom! Enjoy the snuggles...enjoy the break from life while you nurse your little one!

Brittany Chelette said...

I'm a first time mom so I'm still learning myself, but Hurricane Isaac has taught me one thing to help maximize breastfeeding success over the holidays: stand your ground! We live near Baton Rouge, LA, and were huddled up with our one week old son at our sister/brother-in-law, and their seven kids because we had a generator and they didn't. Being first time parents, my husband and I are both awkward and shy about breastfeeding outside of the home but are getting used to it. Long story short, we were there for 8 days and the kids were grossed out at the thought of breastfeeding. They would even throw up and 'get sick' when I left the room to go huddle into a small closet or bathroom to feed our son; whether or not I said anything, they always 'knew' and would make a scene. My in laws didn't do anything about it because the kids were already driving every one crazy in the small 3 bedroom house, and my husband didn't want to step on any toes so I was defenseless. This led to me feeling embarrassed, and even ashamed, to the point that I stopped breastfeeding and pumping and only bottle fed. As soon as we got home and my supply was almost completely gone, I broke down in tears I was so upset with myself. I've been pumping like crazy every day to re-establish my supply. My advice for the holidays: there's always going to be someone there who doesn't approve of breastfeeding. Stand your ground.

Aubree said...

As a mother who breastfed for 2 years the first time and twins (still breastfeeding at 16 months)the second time. Water is super important and I pumped after nursing for the fist 7-8 months. Maximized my supply and it's super important to use a nipple cream of some sort while pumping or right after to avoid sore cracked nipples.

Robin said...

Relax and try to avoid stress. Holidays are usually full of it so it's not always easy - plan for relaxation in advance if you need to.
Wearing your baby usually makes many things that you need to do easier.
In the midst of all the activities don't forget to eat and drink water. If needed have someone be your advocate to make sure that you get a plate of food too! You'd be surprised how often the people preparing the food don't have the time to actually sit down, relax and eat. Having someone watch out for you will help.
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Maria said...

best tip: take time for you and baby. just because everyone is visiting doesn't mean you have to sacrifice alone time. retreat to a quiet room to work on bonding and getting into your own groove!

lostnwv said...

Relax and don't rush to have baby finish so you can rejoin everyone. They will be there when baby is done. Don't watch the clock, just let baby eat.

Tiffany Holtzinger said...

I think my best advice would be to always make time for you and baby. Don't feel bad asking for help. Ask others to prepare most of the meal, so it allows you to have the time needed to nurse and so you don't stress out. Don't feel bad for leaving the room to sneak away and spend 1-on-1 time with your baby. Spend lots of extra time cuddling in bed with your little ones and spouse/partner. Remember to always wear clothing that you can easily and pain-free nurse in. Also, drink lots of fluid (water of course). Oh, and maybe a few days before, ask your mom or sister or husband to help you cleaning the house so you aren't rushing at the last minute. And make lots of lists and take LOTS of pictures!! Enjoy!

bellsam said...

my tip is to pre-chop and freeze as many ingredients as you can over the two weekends prior, this way you won't disrupt your sleep or milk schedule overwhelmed with the holiday prep.
Also the week of thanks giving I pumped for 5minutes after I got done nursings so I wouldn't mess up my supply

thedovefreak said...

Make sure u have plenty of help with everything..also wear comfortable clothes that is easy to nurse and if u should need to pump if u have a handsfree that would really help so u can continue to get things done..also if u go to families house ask to go in a quiet room cause im sure ur lil one will be more interested in whats going on then eating lol..be sure to drink plenty of water and take time to relax u dont want your milk supply to go down from stress it happens u can also use babywearing products to help u out if u still need to do things while u nurse..im sure there is someone who will have comments there is at least one person who always say negative things about nursing..dont let it get to u and show them u dont care what they think and one of the best advice i can give is enjoy yourself and have a happy holiday take plenty of pics of you and ur family cause pictures will show ur lil one that u took ur time away to give them something special which is one of the best gifts ever and that is MOMMYS MAGIC MILK=)

Abigail Thomson said...

All you ladies have pretty much said it all, I will also be breastfeeding over the Holiday season so I am taking and giving as many tips as possible.

One my mother told me to do was to cut corners with prep where I can i.e. ; buying canned pumpkin/yams/green beans etc. also with pre made pie crusts cutting down all your time in order to have the perfect dinner.

Don't stress the small stuff, make sure you're keeping up on your fluids and pump extra if you can and try to keep up with your breasfeeding schedule.

lana said...

Dont let all the cooking, cleaning and entertainment of the guest take time away from feeding the baby. B/c they are very important also. Excuse yourself and feed the little ones. Get your hubby/mom involved in all the house work thats why they are there for LOL

Devona Fryer said...

The best advice in the entire world that someone gave to me was to sleep when the baby sleeps in the very beginning. There is nothing worse than being sleep deprived trying to care for your baby!

MommyOf 4Boys said...

Around the holidays I like wear my Moby wrap and that way I am able to breastfeed and snuggle all while I am running around and getting things prepared. I am a mother to 5 boys so I am extra busy as it is anyways and rarely ever get a break. So making sure I can still breastfeed when Gabriel needs to is essebtial and the wrap makes it all possible!

TarynPasco916 said...

My best tips for surviving the holidays is a breast feeding cover & Pump, Pump, PUMP! Lol. I mostly pumped because my daughter was born 2 days before Christmas so she was still learning how to latch. Everybody understands how hectic breast feeding can be especially when you have to go out n about when you have a schedule to stick by!

Knittery B said...

Bring a cooler!

Staci A said...

My tip is to put yourself and your baby first. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the season, that we forget to take care of ourselves. It's okay to say no to plans, it's okay to have a simple holiday, and it's okay to step away from it all when you or your baby needs a break.

Karina said...

Make sure you wear something that you can breastfeed easily in, without having to take off your shirt. Try to pump a few times before your holiday event so you can have some extra milk so you don't have to keep leaving your friends and family to go breastfeed and so someone else can help feed baby while you try to feed yourself. Let others help out so you can enjoy the holidays as much as possible.

MrsWhyte said...

My tip is if around family that enjoy loud music, find time to get away and have a cool down period to feed your baby. Babies can get overstimulated so pay attention to your babies clues/coes.

Christa Nielsen said...

Before leaving the house to go to a party or event, I always make sure that pumping is the last thing I do so I either have a fresh bottle ready for my little one that doesn't need refrigeration, or a bottle left out for the sitter if my baby doesn't come with me. I also always travel with a manual pump and nursing cover, so even if there isn't a place to nurse/pump at the location I'm going, I can always go out to my car, put on relaxing music and take care of business :)

Stefi said...

i am in charge of keeping the kids busy while the other adults are busy in the kitchen. Its easy to keep a baby wrapped up to breastfed when you have pre-made craft kits for older kids. Have cookies and small baggies filled with different colored frosting inside a larger bag for each kid. as well as some coloring pages and crayons ready to go. Easy set up and clean up is a must. and kids having something to do helps everyone who is in the kitched get everything done

SouthrnPrncess said...

Never forget to pump in your downtime. Set a reminder so you don't forget to PUMP!

Flat Nipples said...

Just focus on baby

Pea said...

I am a mother of two and expecting my third child, and I have learned that everyone else would love to help you to do whatever it is that needs to be includding giving a bottle to the baby (especially grandmas) so don't be afraid to ask for help. I usually pump before I leave the house to go somewhere whether to the mall or relatives' during the holiday. The nice thing about breastmilk is that you could just put it in the cooler till it is ready to feed or if you get to use it you can always put it in the trash or the freezer later. Just remember that you can always make more. With my son also learned that he didn't like bottle as much as breastfeeding, so I also wear nursing friendly clothing just incase he did not want his bottle which in most cases he doesnt. I also have a cover up ready in his diaper bag for privacy. I really enjoyed breast feeding my kids, but my advice is that teach the baby take breastmilk from bottle early on so dad can help during the night feeding and if you are planning to back to work or just want a date once in awhile it will make it easier for you especially during the holiday when you are to busy running around with two other kids to take care off like me.

wendilou92 said...

Wear clothes that are easy to nurse in, bring a nursing cover, and don't fret over the discomfort of others - you're feeding your child, for pete's sake. DO bring a couple bottles of extracted breastmilk, if you have them, and DO sneak off to a bedroom to lay down, relax, and nurse, if you can.

Mommythegr8couponer said...

I would say that over the holidays to remember to take in enough water and good foods. It is very important to stay hydrated and take in enough calories while breast feeding to keep your supply. A lot of moms get wrapped up in seeing family and catching up that these are 2 things to easily forgot about in the middle of everything. hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday season

Amy Miller said...

If you have a bit older baby figure out how to nurse in a carrier.

If you have a newborn like I did last year, sit on the couch and just soak it up! There will be tons more Christmases but your baby will only be a newborn once :) No need to have the house perfect or to cook a 5 course meal!!!

Amanda said...

Be relaxed...soft setting room,with gentle playing music helps a bunch!

Cabelli Family said...

Nursing during the holidays can definitely be tricky. Particularly when staying with relatives for an extended period of time and even more so when said relatives are in-laws. Everyone has opinions on nursing (and everything else related to raising children!). If it isn’t telling you that nursing is the best and only way, it’s telling you that you have nursed too long and bottles/sippy cups are best. Bottom line, be ready for it and be confident and comfortable with your own decision related to nursing and how it’s executed.

My best advice for continuing a happy and productive nursing relationship during the holidays is as follows. Wear a really comfortable, easy to use nursing tank and don’t forget to wear easy to access clothing. Dresses are tricky to navigate, shirts and skirts work easier. Loose fitting tops allow for some coverage so you can ditch the cover, but remain covered while nursing. (Both of my kids hate nursing covers, even a simple shawl like the Bamboobies one - I love it!) While it’s great to remain part of conversation, many babies, particularly as they get older, become distracted and overly stimulated when nursing in public or around people. Don’t be afraid to request a private room, a more quiet room or to physically turn your body as needed to create a more intimate space for you and the baby. When family and in-laws are involved, they often want to hold the baby. Don’t be afraid to clearly state you need to feed the baby as necessary. And don’t forget to bring a pump, if you are so inclined, so you can allow in-laws to feed a bottle if desired. Sometimes it helps ease the situation for everyone.

Lstly, ask for help! Whatever you need, just ask for it. Family and friends seem ready and able to help when they can. Oftentimes, people offer what they think would be helpful. Don't take that to heart, just redirect and request what will really help you! Good luck! :)

Brittany Moore said...

I have yet to be a mom, though I am carrying my first now as I type this. I think it is important to keep calm, the baby can tell when your stressed out. As for help if you need to or unsure of what is going on. Take care of yourself as well because if you aren't doing that then it will be harder to take care of your little one.
Again, I have yet to have this little one but these are the things that I have noticed in helping my friends with their children.

Kari Benjamin said...

Survival tips #1: Feed your little one first thing in the morning. Then you have a couple hours to get things done.
Tip #2: Pump in the car. Get an adapter for your pump (or batteries) so you can plug it in, in the car. Then you can sit in the back seat to give the baby its bottle, or wait until you arrive at your destination. You can let Great Aunt Meredith have the fun of feeding the baby.
Tip #3: Get a hooter hider or some kind of breast feeding cover up. Then you don't have to try to keep a blanket on, or leave the gathering in the midst of a great conversation.
Tip #4: When everyone is tired snuggle up with your little one and have a little momma time.
Follow these simple tips and you will have a great holiday!

Patience Matherne said...

I think its just important to remember that its ok to ask for help. You might not be able to take the turkey out of the oven at the exact moment it needs to be taken out, but you can ask for someone else to do it for you. You may not be able to be the all attending hostess and that's ok, people will understand you have to feed the baby and shouldn't make a big fuss about it! And don't be afraid to ask for a quiet place to nurse, this is time to be spend with family and close friends, and i'm sure they will be more than accommodating if asked! And last of all, make sure to take plenty of pictures of your LO on these holidays, they're only this small so long so enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

My best tip is to have everything ready! Pack the diaper bag ahead of time freeze some pumped milk if you are not able to breast feed. If you are able to breast feed I use an "udder cover" if you are not wanting to be fully exposed. Happy breast-feeding= happy holidays!

Whitney Salmon said...

The best advice I can give you is to LET OTHER PEOPLE HELP YOU. Do not feel embarrassed; every parent has been there. You are not a bad mom/wife when you ask for help- in fact you are a better one for it. I have friends who live near different stores with no children or older children who do not mind at all running to Target or the mall to help pick up things for me, I just have to not be afraid to ask. We are feeding on demand and with a teething 4 month old (who likes to use me as a teething ring), I am going to need all the help I can get.

Amy Bass said...

For airplane travel, don't be afraid to take frozen expressed milk with you! TSA is VERY accommodating to mothers! I packed an insulated lunchbox with ice packs on bottom, each side, and on top of my bag of frozen milk. I even made my own ice packs using rubbing alcohol, water, and ziploc bags- just in case I had trouble with TSA and had to toss them I hadn't put much $ in them. I never had any issues! Make sure to nurse before you leave for the airport and, if you are able, before you board the plane. Since the plane we have to take home is so small, breastfeeding isn't comfortable for me or my baby, so I choose to bottle feed if necessary on the flight. If you need anything, don't be afraid to ask the flight attendants! They are very understanding and love to see happy babies! Like so many others have said, stay calm, it not only helps you but also the baby. Traveling without an infant is stressful enough, don't add more pressure to yourself! It can be done and once you do it one time, you will be a pro and have great ideas for the next time you travel and to pass on to other mothers!! Enjoy the holidays with your baby!!

Anonymous said...

I have to travel often for work & I use an electric pump with a car addapter. When traveling have a spare hand pump on hand - just in case something happens to your main pump or you forget a peice of the pump.

Get baby to eat right before you leave & pump the otherside to have a bottle ready in case you are not back in time for the next feeding.

Stacey said...

My best advice is to just remember that nothing is as important as feeding your baby! Stop what you're doing, relax, and feed baby! The dishes can wait :)

Paige said...

Make sure there aren't many distractions when you are trying to breastfeed. It's best to start out in a quiet room if possible. That way, both you and the baby can focus on either other.

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