Thursday, 18 July 2013

Things to do while nursing

When my eldest child was a newborn, I loved our nursing times together. Armed with a tall glass of water, a snack and usually a book, we'd settle down and I'd promptly lose myself in whatever I was reading. Often a good forty minutes would fly by before we switched sides. Needless to say, he was a chubby little baby.

Nowadays, with four kids aged four and under and a set of newborn twins, nursing is still enjoyable, but also a little more, um, shall we say, challenging? And considerably less relaxed. When I'm not feeding both the girls at the same time, I've discovered quite a litany of things that I can do while nursing one of them. These include things relating to the other baby; rocking them in a chair with my foot, feeding them with a bottle, burping them over one shoulder. Still haven't had to change a diaper while nursing, but you know, it may be necessary one day.
Nursing Lisa and bottle feeding Leila
Other things I do relate to the two older kids running around our house; reading books, putting on socks, mediating fights, helping with potty runs. Nursing certainly doesn't mean getting to put my feet up for a few minutes.
Nursing Lisa and reading to Lucas
I've also discovered a lot of household things that I can get done with one baby nursing; cleaning bottles, preparing snacks for the older kids or coffee for momma.

And on the rare occasion when the older kids are sleeping or otherwise quietly and peacefully occupied, I enjoy a cup of tea and my iPad for a few minutes of catching up on Facebook, email, blogs, playing a game or two and of course, writing blog posts.


  1. good work Taara! Are you nursing both girls? you're such a trooper!


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    2. Yes, I'm nursing them both, but we also have to supplement with formula. Hence the bottles. :)

  2. Hi Taara. Oh so busy....Sorry I missed your birthday at the beginning of the month, but then again, in all the hubbub, maybe you missed it too! Anyhow, God's blessings upon all of you today and in the coming days.
    Love, Aunt Barb

  3. what a busy mama you are!


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