Quick tips for nursing on the go
Provided by Motherwear, the complete catalog and website for the nursing mother.
- Nurse at the first signs of hunger. You'll both be calmer and attract less attention -- if you begin the feeding before your little one is fussy and frantic. Buy some extra time with a happy baby by nursing in the car before you set out.
- Wear your baby in a sling or front carrier for the most discreet nursing. It will also reassure him and leave your hands free for other activities. If you're a modest mom or your infant is easily distracted, drape a small blanket or shawl over your shoulder as you nurse.
- In restaurants, choose a seat away from the traffic flow, with your back to the crowd. When shopping, look for lounges, fitting rooms or benches. On planes, trains, and buses, select a seat by the window. A calm, semi-private spot will help both you and your baby relax.
- Create your own private space in public settings by turning your body away from others and focusing on your baby, talking with a friend, or reading a book.
- When you're ready to engage with those around you, look up, meet their eyes, and smile. Your confidence will put them at ease.
- Wear clothing that makes nursing easy and comfortable. Try it out ahead of time in the comfort of home or the company of good friends.
- Take frequent breaks. Regular nursing and snuggle times will reassure your child in the midst of a stimulating and changing environment, and allow you to refuel as well.
- Enjoy your mobility! As a nursing mother, you're packed for transit, with your baby's food warm and ready anywhere, anytime. Getting out and about will refresh you both.
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