Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Week 46 – Survival Mode

Breastfeeeding Blog Hop

This post is part of the weekly breastfeeding blog hop, hosted by us, and co-hosted by Life as Wife, Mummy, and Nurse. This week’s topic is, “Breastfeeding and Holiday Challenges.”

Last year at this time, I had a 9 month old. A crazy, curious, attention-hogging 9 month old. Abby was just learning to pull up, and she loved making people laugh. I was aware that she could easily wean during the holidays, especially since she would be getting so much attention. I decided to watch for it and deal with it as I saw fit.

Thanksgiving came around, and I found that even with a house full of people, I could easily make the excuse of needing to change her diaper and get a feeding in while we were alone. Because Abby was eating some table foods, this plan worked throughout the holiday season. She didn’t wean, and we were able to reconnect and chill after a few hours of others making a big fuss over her. Those “stolen” moments with her were some of the most precious breastfeeding memories that I have with Abby. I found out that I was pregnant with Lily just a few days later, and breastfeeding quickly became more of a chore than a joy as I dealt with the roller coaster emotions that come with pregnancy.

This holiday season, I will have a 3-4 month old who isn’t eating any foods just yet. I’m hoping that this just means more “stolen” moments with my sweet girl as I definitely don’t intend on letting her wean! Of course, with her food sensitivities, this also means that I will be bringing along my own meals and hopefully not eating anything on accident that will upset her tummy. It may also mean that I use my breastfeeding cover a bit more than I did last year, depending on if Lily lets me use it without much fuss. ;)

What does your holiday survival guide look like while breastfeeding? Any tips you would recommend to new moms?


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About Jeniffer

Jeniffer is planning to homeschool her children and is enjoying teachable moments with her 1-year-old and 1-month-old daughter. She loves sharing about her parenting journey, from breastfeeding to cloth diapering to pregnancy and beyond!

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