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Yes, another breastfeeding post...
Here's one benefit of having nine kids. You learn new things about parenting with EACH AND EVERY ONE, so by the time you get to where I am now, you have all of this UNBELIEVALBE KNOWLEDGE to share with all your friends and family! Here's something I have finally learned with babies eight and nine. It's just a little tip, mind you, but it makes my life a little easier.
When I go into a restaurant with my baby and/or babies, right when I sit down at the table I immediately start breastfeeding on the right side, as I am right-handed. That way, if I have one baby, I probably won't need to breastfeed while I'm actually eating my food, OR if I have two babies, when it's the next one's turn, I will be nursing on the left side, thus affording complete utilization of my right hand with which to eat my meal. If you are a left-handed breastfeeder, then, of course, you will have to perform this maneuver opposite of what I just described. I have done this faithfully for the past two months and my restaurant dining pleasure when accompanied by infants has increased by approximately 8%. I'll take what I can get.
(My favorite food of all time to eat while breastfeeding...or any other time)
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12-year-old son, while pointing excitedly out the van window in West Texas: "Hey, that was a meerkat on the side of the road!"
8-year-old son, matter-of-factly: "I've always wanted a meerkat for a pet, or a dragon...whatever..."