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Old 11-01-2012, 07:27 PM   #1051
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After reading this thread yesterday, I started practicing feeding him with a larger receiving blanket over him to see how he would react to be covered up. He did very well! I'll continue to do this often so he can get used to being covered up.

Also, there are tons of pages on this thread, but what do you guys think about clothes? I ALWAYS wear Disney shirts on Disney vacations, so am trying to think about how to incorporate BF into it. Has anyone tried wearing a regular cami underneath a shirt, but not using the straps on the cami? Rather turning the cami into a tube top of sorts, under the shirt, so I would just need to pull the shelf of the cami down so my tummy and sides will still be covered? I hope this makes sense. I have a couple of nursing camis that I ordered from target, but they seem to 'flare' out at the bottom. Kind of like maternity/nursing camis. I don't want to have a bunch of fabric rolling up under my shirt.
There's something called an Undercover Mama that I swore by when I had to NIP. It clips onto your regular nursing bra (nursing tanks never had enough support IMO) and covers all the way down to your pants. Kind of like a cami without the straps. I wore mine almost every day for the 20 months my son nursed.

I also invested in a cover that went around my neck. DS went for his second time at about 8 months so would have pulled a blanket off in a heartbeat. Having the cover secured really allowed me to relax and enjoy people watching while he nursed.

Also I didn't read all 70 pages, but there's a great little alcove over by the Magic Carpet ride in MK. With my older daughter it was great because I was secluded and could nurse in peace but I could also watch her enjoy the ride with her grandparents.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:16 PM   #1052
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i've breastfed on 3 trips now. I have a nursing cover that I take with me and when DD gets hungry I'll find a bench or just sit off to the side on the ground and feed her. Usually Dh takes our older DD on a ride or something while I feed sister or we will get her a snack too. I'm not comfortable just popping out a **** and letting her go at it but I found it easy to do it anywhere with a cover. So much easier then going to a BCC all the time.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:40 PM   #1053
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Lesha - I was nervous about NIP first too. So what I did was practice in front of a mirror at home with a receiving blanket over one shoulder. Then out in public. I stopped using a cover fairly quickly after that though - I got a lot more comfortable. I don't use one and don't flash anyone. I even wear regular clothes - but I'm small chested and short waisted. Do what you're comfortable with, but also know it may change over time! A sling could also provide some coverage in a simple way.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:54 PM   #1054
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It's so nice to see support from you guys

The other day, I finally breastfed at a restaurant! I brought a bottle just in case, and thank goodness I brought it. I was nursing him for a little over 5 minutes with a receiving blanket over me, and it was SWELTERING in the restaurant. People around us were even complaining about how hot it was in there. Poor DH had to step outside to get some air. My son's face was bright red under the blanket and knew he wasn't comfortable because he kept squirming so I had to stop.

I know, not very long, but it's a step in the right direction.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:33 PM   #1055
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I want to say thanks to everyone who posted tips in this thread. I just got back from a week trip and was able to find the quiet areas quite easily, but ended up nursing wherever most of the time.

Before the trip, I was never able to nurse in a carrier, after the first day, my little girl decided that was best and it worked out perfectly. Nobody knew she was nursing in there and they would come over to talk to her, while I prayed she stayed latched on.

I tried to use the baby centers at Epcot and MK, but since both were rooms with 4-5 rocking chairs in it, my little stinker wanted to check out the other occupants instead.

I was able to ride the peoplemover multiple times in a row for napping, one of the cast members told me I was welcome to stay on.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #1056
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Wanted to let everyone know my NIP experience

We went to Disneyland last week, kind of as a trial run for WDW in 24 days (plus our AP's were going to expire)

The first time I actually BF him, was right when we were entering the park on the second day. We grabbed a bench in town square right before walking down main street and DH helped me hold the blanket up because it was windy. I had worn a Disney tshirt with a cami with the straps pulled down underneath it and a nursing bra. It was really nice to just pull the cami bra shelf down and undo my bra. DS did really good! Even when the Main Street band came and sat down behind us and played! Did not get one look at all, even with a blanket over my shoulder. One older woman was smiling at me, I believe in approval.



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Old 11-16-2012, 03:56 AM   #1057
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How adorable!!! He's a cutie. The more you do it, the more comfortable you'll be. I nursed my daughter until she self weaned at 20 months old and am currently nursing my 1 year old. You can imagine all the places I played buffet, lol.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #1058
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How adorable!!! He's a cutie. The more you do it, the more comfortable you'll be. I nursed my daughter until she self weaned at 20 months old and am currently nursing my 1 year old. You can imagine all the places I played buffet, lol.
LOL! Love that word buffet!
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:49 PM   #1059
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LOL! Love that word buffet!


Definitely feels like that, especially once they start tugging at your shirt and/or once they learn how to unhook the nursing bra, lol.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:50 AM   #1060
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Hello breastfeeding mamas. I'm still nursing my 27 month old and we just found out we are expecting baby #3. Does anyone have experience nursing through pregnancy? I'm not entirely sure I want to tandem nurse, but my son isn't ready to wean yet either... He's down to only nursing at bedtime, naptime, onece during the night, first thing in the morning, maybe once during the day, and if he's sick or gets hurt. I'm stuck between trying to gently wean before the new baby comes, or letting him continue. I do know oftentimes pregnancy can cause a decrease in milk supply (which I can already tell), so I'm really just hoping that my milk supply continues to decrease and he'll just wean on his own when there's no more milk.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:57 AM   #1061
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DSNYMama - My supply completely disappears at a mere 4-5 weeks pg, but my nurslings still nursed. At around 20 weeks, my early colostrum started, so that got it up to low supply from no supply. So, no milk doesn't mean the end of nursing. I found nursing while pg to be harder than tandem nursing. I actually think not tandem nursing would have been harder than tandem! I had two pairs and they were different experiences. I went on to tandem my first two kids for 25 months. And the second pair, which included the middle child, for 3 years - so you know it couldn't have been that hard!

*I did nightwean my oldest before I got pg the first time around, but he still woke and took longer to fall asleep without. He continued the asking for over a year before I gave in - since then it was waking up the newborn. The second time around, I didn't try to nightwean and found night nursing two wasn't a big deal - other than feeling like a rotisserie chicken sometime!

The book "Adventures in Tandem Nursing" is a great resource.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:06 PM   #1062
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Hello breastfeeding mamas. I'm still nursing my 27 month old and we just found out we are expecting baby #3. Does anyone have experience nursing through pregnancy? I'm not entirely sure I want to tandem nurse, but my son isn't ready to wean yet either... He's down to only nursing at bedtime, naptime, onece during the night, first thing in the morning, maybe once during the day, and if he's sick or gets hurt. I'm stuck between trying to gently wean before the new baby comes, or letting him continue. I do know oftentimes pregnancy can cause a decrease in milk supply (which I can already tell), so I'm really just hoping that my milk supply continues to decrease and he'll just wean on his own when there's no more milk.
My own experience was that once my milk supply severely dropped (around 25ish weeks), my son very quickly lost interest. He would ask to nurse, latch on, nurse for maybe 10 seconds, and then pop off and be done. After a few weeks of that, he stopped asking to nurse at all - he was completely weaned when I was 28 weeks pregnant. He was still nursing 4-5 times a day before I became pregnant, but once my milk was gone, he wasn't willing to sit still long enough to nurse simply for comfort.

To be honest, I thought I'd be very sad when he stopped, but I felt nothing but relief that he was done, at that point in my pregnancy.
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I've left baby at home before(just for a weekend) and pumped at the parks in the babycare centers. But I just pumped and dumped(as much as it killed me I just didn't see how I could safely store it until I got home.)
I know it's months later, but the first aid centers will store your pump as well as your pumped milk in a refrigerator while you're at the parks! In every park, it looks like the first aid is right next to each baby care center. Pumps are considered medical devices. I even called guest relations to make sure, since we're leaving on New Years Day for our first trip with DS (4mo)! I exclusively pump and didn't want to lug around more than I have to at the parks and wouldn't want my nice pump to be damaged (I have the Ameda Purely Yours, which works great). I love pumping (not so much the cleanup) because he's doing so well with the consistency now, but it can be a hassle and I'm a little nervous about being punctual with my pumping at WDW. I'm mostly worried for Epcot because if we're all the way in "France" or something, it's a long trek to the baby care centers. Was this a problem for any of you EPs?

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I know it's months later, but the first aid centers will store you pump as well as your pumped milk in a refrigerator while you're at the parks! In every park, it looks like the first aid is right next to each baby care center. Pumps are considered medical devices. I even called guest relations to make sure, since we're leaving on New Years Day for our first trip with DS (4mo)! I exclusively pump and didn't want to lug around more than I have to at the parks and wouldn't want my nice pump to be damaged (I have the Ameda Purely Yours, which works great). I love pumping (not so much the cleanup) because he's doing so well with the consistency now, but it can be a hassle and I'm a little nervous about being punctual with my pumping at WDW. I'm mostly worried for Epcot because if we're all the way in "France" or something, it's a long trek to the baby care centers. Was this a problem for any of you EPs?
I'm looking forward to hearing your report on how EPing went while you were in WDW! I am EPing as well, and we're taking DD (then 8months) in March. I'd be interested to know what your schedule of pumping was like and how manageable it was in the parks!
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I started another thread on this but Sweet Missy suggested I try posting here, too (thanks, Sweet Missy!).

Has anyone used an sns to nurse in the parks? Any tips? I can't nurse my son without the sns except first thing in the morning now that he is nearly 5 months old and eats a ton. I can't manage doing it discretely with my regular nursing cover, so I am guessing there will just have to be a bunch of stops at the baby center. That is a little stressful for me because he fusses while eating when he knocks the tube out or locks it or similar. I would love to hear from anyone who has used An sns/lact aid at the parks.

We are flying out Saturday so I am really focused on getting this figured out in advance.

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