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The World Stops. Except for Twitter.

Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Breastfeeding | Tags: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Blog Hop, Twitter | 5 Comments »

When it comes to breastfeeding, I am not a multi-tasker.

My babies tend to need a lot of assistance in the beginning- as in latching and re-latching and waking them up and repositioning and on and on and on.

Once we get past that circus, I pretty much have to stay completely still and not rock the Boppy. There is no NAK* from me.

Of course, if you pair these rigid rules with the super convenient nursing 45-60 minutes out of every 2 hour period and I’m sure you can imagine the state of my house. The opposite of immaculate. The state of my laundry. The opposite of folded and put away. And the state of my sanity. Pretty much hanging on by a thread. (See state of house and laundry.)

There was one thing I could do though.

I could Tweet.

I didn’t really *get* my BlackBerry until I was stuck for hours on end in The Big Red Chair, once I figured out Twitter, I was hooked. It was the perfect way for me to “check-out” mentally and just relax. There is only so much daytime PBS a grown woman can take. Twitter saved me.

It was my life line.

(And really, no one talks about breastfeeding more than Twitter. Twitter loves the breastfeeding.)

Now that I have upgraded to a super fancy schmancy HTC EVO 4G I doubt it would have the same impact. I can barely tweet on my touchscreen and trying it one handed would be a nightmare. (Can you tell I miss my old keypad?)

Whatever will I do when I have another one?!

So, do you multi-task while you are nursing? Can you rig your baby up in a sling, let her go to town and carry on with the cleaning and the cooking and the tending to the other children or are you a one-trick pony like me?

This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by Life with Levi, Diary of a Devil Dog Wife and myself. The hop runs every Thursday and Friday and is open to posts that relate to the weekly topic. This weeks topic is Breastfeeding and Multi-Tasking. Link up!

*Nursing At Keyboard

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5 Comments on “The World Stops. Except for Twitter.”

  1. 1 CeeJay said at 9:15 am on October 6th, 2011:

    I am capable of mukli-tasking, but I prefer not to!
    My recent post BBH: Multi-Tasking

  2. 2 leah said at 10:36 am on October 6th, 2011:

    And this is why, when Tony suggested I lose my smart phone I fully broke down and cried. I told him there is no way I could be successful breastfeeding past 12 months again if I didn't have a link to the outside world, especially pumping at work!

  3. 3 Upstatemamma said at 11:43 pm on October 6th, 2011:

    I can do a little NAK (doing so at the moment actually) but only when we are in bed and nursing lying down. I cannot walk around and do laundry or clean (or, God forbid, cook!) but I like the quiet time with my baby. It is nice to be forced to stop and sit down and snuggle with her. 🙂
    My recent post What is the Dinner Rule In Your House?

  4. 4 Gaby @ Tmuffin said at 3:43 pm on October 7th, 2011:

    It's so funny… when I used to go on the mothering dot com forums, I was like, what the heck does NAK mean? I looked it up. Then I was like, how the heck does someone nurse while typing? Now I know. I don't have a smart phone. So I have to do everything else while nursing.

  5. 5 Candida said at 7:20 pm on October 7th, 2011:

    NAK was one of the breastfeeding activities I have never been good at. I can get a little hunt and peck in, but after a while, it frustrates me. Oh, to have a phone with a keypad again! 🙂

    Breastfed: A breastfeeding blog for the modern mama.
    My recent post nipple curiosity


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