Wednesday, September 3, 2008

An Exclusive Post For Breastfeeding Mothers

This is what...


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)


If you're still with me, you get to read it.

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..."

9 comments:

the singer family said...

Hey Jen! Remember the time you made hotdog sushi??? Yumm-o! I sure do miss you!

Amanda said...

Good tip. Your kids crack me up.

Barbiemat said...

I had REAL sushi for the first time this summer. It wasn't too bad. I just had a hard time looking at it.

Krissy said...

lol .. OR a dragon. You know. Just your common household pet. Or random wildlife rodent. HAHAHAHAHAA! Awesomeness.

Melinda Pink said...

I love your Kid Quip of the Day--hillarious. I like your slide show too!

Kelli said...

I love the dishes in the yellow! I bet the eight year old could totally handle a dragon. I mean once you've been sat on as many times as he has you develope a certain strength, ya know? LOL

C said...

Love this post!! Esp. the meerkat/dragon comment. I LOVE it!! In all of my four breastfeeding years, I never thought of doing that, that I can remember. So, after the baby's home, let's go out to eat on a double date, and I'll practice your advice ;-)

Miss you! Come home soon :-)

The Apron Queen said...

I think I need some sushi for a midnight snack. Great breastfeeding tip! My babies are all grown, but I work as a nurse with Moms & babies. Will pass this along. :)

Confessions of an Apron Queen

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

Thanks for the advice. Our first baby is due in 3 weeks and I'm looking for any tips others might want to share (my friends are giving me advice this week on our blog too). This sounds like it would work out well.
There really is NOTHING to see in West Texas... I went to college in Abilene and lived in Midland...twice.