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Old 08-21-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
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Feeding yourself while breastfeeding

Hey breastfeeding mamas,

First off, I want to say how absolutely awesome it is to have a place you can go when you think you can't make it through one more feeding (at 3 weeks pp, I thought I was going to die!). I also think that is is amazing how many of you work outside the home and keep right on pumping/breastfeeding, you are my heroes!

Ok, so now on to what I really wanted to post, while you are eating, and feeding your lo do you make a total mess? Because I sure do! I am wondering if there is a product that could be designed that might prevent food from falling on the poor unexpecting lo. I considered a "bib" type nursing cover where you could just put a plastic insert where the neck hole is so it would fall on the plastic rather than down onto lo. Any thoughts?

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Old 08-21-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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LOL I got ketchup on DS's face while he was nursing and I was eating a hotdog! Good thing poor DS was sleeping or I would have gotten it in his eye!! I've learned to turn sideways or eat at the angle opposite DS while he's nursing--ie if he's on my right boob, I turn left and use my left hand to feed myself. Some foods there's just no use, they produce a million and one crumbs and I have to brush of DS's clothes anyway.
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Yea, I do the side eating business, but I was in a restaurant sitting at a booth today, and boy did I make a mess! Taco salad + nursing cover... rice and lettuce and beans oh my! lol
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I've dropped spaghetti sauce down the side of ds face! And last night he got a drop of chocolate cheesecake on his head!
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Re: Feeding yourself while breastfeeding

Haha, so glad I'm not the only one! It also really annoys me when I eat something crumbly and all the crumbs end up inside my nursing tank. That is super annoying!

I'm thinking a nursing cover made out of raincoat material is what we all need.
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Haha! Just last night I was at a family cookout and dropped a few crumbs of strawberry cake with icing on dd, it landed (and got stuck) in her little neck folds!!! She was sleeping and non the wiser! Mama's gotta eat too!
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Ive been dropping food on DS since he was an hour old lol. It just goes with the territory @
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Re: Feeding yourself while breastfeeding

hahaha!!! Earlier today I was lying on the couch and nursing dd while eating a quesadilla. When I took my first bite some slipped on my chest and her head I layed a towel down as a bib, though I think a WAHM could really sell me one!
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Well I am certainly glad I'm not the only one to make a mess on my lo hehe so do most of you use a hooter hider type nursing cover in public? Because I'm thinking of a product that would work in tandem with the hooter hider. I could probably come up with something to use by itself, but I'm trying to come up with something that doesn't look rediculous! Lol
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LOL!!

I took baby out of my wrap tonight and realized I had rice all in it, smooshed on his clothes, stuck to his neck... ack it was everywhere!
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