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