Official Breast Feeding Support Thread for WDW Parks

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  1. kpm76

    kpm76 DIS Veteran<br><font color=purple>Charlie Brown is

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    I always make eye contact with a nursing mom and smile and on occasion I have told her what a great job she is doing. We all need support and encouragement and despite all of the research that concludes b/f is best for baby and mom, there is still a lack of education and support, even within the medical community.

    Funny nursing story......when DD was 6 months we were in WDW having lunch at Le Cellier. She was fussy and I knew she was hungry so I told my family to box up my lunch and I would meet them outside. I found a nice bench outside Le Cellier where they do Kidscot. It was so nice and quiet and I could not believe nobody was around. That was until the doors to the O Canada show opened up and people came pouring out!! I was totally covered but it was a shock because I didn't know that was where the show let out. I still laugh when I think about it :)
     
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  3. rosedolph

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    Ok, so maybe this is a silly question coming from a mother who has nursed 2 kids - what is a nursing tank top?
     
  4. 4under4

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    imagine a regular nursing bra, but with a tank layer that goes to your waist.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bestform-...0000003260430&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=10843537

    works great in a layered outfit since you can lift/open the top shirt and keep your midsection covered.

    Great Thread! I'm done with nursing (4 kids, including twins), but remember well the days of alway needing to factor time for nursing into every outing. Personally, I would have nursed anywhere... bench, table, ride. If baby was happy, so was mommy!

    :grouphug: to all you nursing moms out there - you rock!
     
  5. MommaB

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    The least complicated (and my favorite) are just like a tank top with a built in shelf bra. The straps are really attaches at the shelf bra under your arm. Then they click in with a snap at normal strap height. You can unclick and pull it down for nursing one side at a time.
     
  6. JennCa

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    I'll be doing it this year and not sure where! Any tips of location?

    I have done it in past, but it's been a while...

    Jenn
     
  7. angela152

    angela152 Earning My Ears

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    I was in disney, nursing my second daughter (3 years ago) and I just nursed where I was. I am able to do it very privately even with someone sitting right next to me. I'm sure i got looks for people, but really I don't care. There are also Baby care stations in each park that would offer a nice glider, air conditioning and plenty of room and privacy to nurse/change and feed your baby in private... It is a nice break from the heat, if you need it.
     
  8. meg_twittles

    meg_twittles Earning My Ears

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    What a great thread! :thumbsup2 .
     
  9. candielips

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    Awesome thread for us moms with **** loving babies! :thumbsup2

    I will be nursing for the 1st time at WDW this summer (2nd child) and no way would I hide away. I love the idea of nursing on the rides and shows, mostly because of the air-conditioning. This actually will work great for us since it takes my DS less than 5 mins to eat.

    When I 1st had my DD I was nursing her in one of those nursing rooms that was also in a bathroom when my BFF asked me why I was feeding her in a bathroom? She asked if I would eat my lunch where other people go to the bathroom? And it has stuck w/ me. I nurse in public and am proud to. No scrambling to mix bottles or heat bottles or clean bottles.

    I guess the only concern I have w/ this summer is the heat and making sure that I stay hydrated enough to keep my DS hydrated.
     
  10. SmallWorld71

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    You probably already know, but ice water is free at any CS location. We bring along little packets of Kool-Aid, Hawaiian Punch etc... to add to the water to make it taste better. Constantly buying drinks is very expensive and dehydration is definitely a concern for anyone in WDW in the summer. Add in nursing and you definitely need to watch this! I remember how hot and sweaty I used to get nursing my babies in the summer in New England, never mind Florida!
     
  11. jkstewart1800

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    I have taken do doing this too. A nod a smile and a thumbs up!
     
  12. jkstewart1800

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    I get a cup of water at the counter services places, and then I put some lemon in it.... most of the time you can find lemon at the fixin' bars at the CS.... I also use the water fountains at WDW.... they are every where too... I have never noticed a bad taste... but I know I am in the minority on that one! ;)
     
  13. jkstewart1800

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    A non WDW breastfeeding in public tip......

    I always found that using an out of the way public dressing room at one of the large department stores offered a great place to BF, that WASN'T a potty!
     
  14. labdogs42

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    Oh yeah. I liked dressing rooms for nursing when DS was little, too. Perfect spot!
     
  15. aggie_girl

    aggie_girl Earning My Ears

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    So great to see this thread! I have 4 kiddos and have breastfed (very discreetly) in public just about everywhere. We are going to WDW in a couple of weeks and I have a 7 month old. Recently started him on cereal and baby food so he could have something other than me while we are there. ;) Last time at Disney World I wasn't breastfeeding but saw a lot of people doing so. WDW seems pretty equipped for breastfeeding mom and babies! :cool1:
     
  16. SmallWorld71

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    Never thought of this! Great tip!
     
  17. poohbear luvs grumpy

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    I was in Disneyland waiting for the rest of the family to get off of Splash Mountain. It was cooler and shaded by the Haunted Mansion so I was waiting there. My toddler was asleep in the stroller and my baby was breastfeeding. I noticed another women staring at me as she was getting on the ride.:eek: I caught her eye and she smiled. After she got off the ride she came up to me and told me she had been a cast member before her twin sons were born and let me know that there was a baby center on Main street. She was very nice about it but I did kind of feel like she was asking me not to feed my baby in public.:confused3 I thanked her and told her that I was waiting for the rest of my family and I was comfortable enough where I was and didn't want to interrupt my babies meal. She looked at me and said "wow I only thought you had a couple of sleeping kids I had no idea you were breastfeeding your are good.":laughing: I was so happy I was not rude to her. I have always tried to keep my self covered up for my own comfort and the comfort of my husband. Neither one of us likes to be stared at. I guess after five kids you do learn the tricks of the trade. For those of you who were like me at the beginning and nervous about breastfeeding in public keep in mind that if you are covered most people have know idea what you are privately doing especially the men (that was always my biggest worry). My husband was uncomfortable with other women breastfeeding around him but was never rude to them about it now, if he notices, he is okay with it in a large public place where he can look the other way and just keep on walking.:rolleyes1
     
  18. jkstewart1800

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  19. tres besitos

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    Hi - I don't have any nursing babies anymore, but have been on trips when DS 2 was 6 mos. and DS3 was 13 mos. I pretty much nursed wherever I was when they needed to. Some places I remember - the benches in Liberty Square facing the river, a nice spot for nursing and a nap while the bigger kids and DH were at Tom Sawyers Island, the great Movie Ride, Sounds Dangerous (it was so dark and quiet he fell right to sleep), Country Bears Jamboree.

    The only time I had problem was waiting in line for Kilimanjaro Safari - a 60 min wait (we hadn't fully gotten the hang of fast passes yet!). Our then one year old was very fussy and hot. I stopped a few times to nurse him, just sitting on the rocks off to the side and the woman behind us seemed to be very annoyed giving me nasty looks and big sighs with eye rolling. She never said anything, but I could tell she didn't like this. My thoughts were -would you rather see a little bit of my stomach or listen to him cry for the next 1/2 hour.

    Also, all of the baby care centers were fantastic for an easy, comfortable, clean diaper change especially with toddlers in tow. I remember the Epcot center had an attendant in the changing area who would immediate disinfect and spray down the changing table as soon as someone was finished. The tables were huge and very comfortable for our untrained 2 1/2 year old.

    Nurse whenever you baby needs to. Drink lots of water and have fun!
     
  20. Reese

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    I've nursed three so far at WDW. I love my sling as it allows me to nurse covered and handsfree (comes in very handy with toddlers in tow). I also make sure I carry a couple lightweight blankets (I make them myself so I can get the right material) with me in the diaper bag. They make for an easy cover.
    As for spots, I think I have probably nursed on every kid friendly ride and every resturant in WDW:rotfl:. You have to be careful on the Haunted Mansion when the bar comes down. I have never noticed any strange looks from anyone:confused3 (I think my entourage provides distraction:lmao:). I definately prefer to take a break in an airconditioned show and usually it ends with baby full and sound asleep:rolleyes1.
    I also have to say I have never seen the inside of a baby care station at WDW.
     
  21. candielips

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    No one in my family minds the taste of the water either. We don't even need to add anything to it. But we are all water drinkers.
     

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