Multitasking used to be a favorite of mine. I thought I could get more things done if I multitask. So I did. Apparently, it does not work for me. I can’t talk to two persons at the same time. I
burned food can’t cook food and attend to Jack Jack. I can’t be on Twitter and drive at the same time.
However, there are other stuff (thankfully) that I can do simultaneously. As long as they don’t need focus, I can do them. Something you can plug-in, switch on and forget – just about everything that I so like in a gadget. Like my washing machine and my bread maker. The guys who invented these stuff are geniuses!
And breastfeeding? For me, this is the most awesome invention of all. Because it’s too easy (once you get past the learning stage) and with wonderful results! Not to mention that you can multitask while you’re at it. Here’s my list:
- Sleeping. Did you know that you’d get more sleep if you breastfeed your baby? How? Here’s the scenario. Baby cries in the middle of the night. You wake up. Latch. Go back to sleep.
- Eat. I got the biggest appetite when I was nursing. If I stopped eating, I’d starve.
- Nurse while pumping and vice versa. I used to express milk first thing in the morning. I get a lot of output during these time. But there are days when Jack Jack would wake up hungry and I’m not yet finished pumping. Instead of stopping expressing milk, I just nurse him on the other side. This is also good if you are trying to increase your milk expression output because the baby’s stimulation on the other side will trigger more milk output.
- Watch TV. The husband and I have wireless headphones. We used that to keep the room quiet.
- Read a book.
- Listen to an audio book.
- Be online. Facebook, Twitter, emails, chat, pay my bills, etc.
- Plan. Plan the next day. Next week. Or next month.
- List. Grocery list. Shopping list. To-bring list.
- Play. This is especially enjoyable for nursing toddlers. We like playing peek-a-boo.
- Drive. This is just between you and me. I breastfed Jack Jack while driving before because we got stuck in the middle of traffic. He was already a toddler at the time. I was also able to pump while driving because I was too engorged that I was leaking and I had no choice.
It got easier when Jack Jack can walk and was able to hold on to me. He could sit on my lap and nurse away with both of my hands free.
What other stuff do you do while breastfeeding? Share it below.
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