Sunday, September 11, 2005

in public

My life is now being lived in 2-hour time slots. In what seems to be a fortnight-long (so far) growth spurt, Baby has started to demand feeds 2-hourly instead of 3-hourly. So that means that even if the boy is home and able to watch Baby while I go out to get my hair cut/visit my mother/shower, then I have approximately 1 hour, once I've fed her, before I have to get back for her next meal.

The alternative is to take her with me wherever I go, but that brings in different obstacles, like:

-trying to work the carseat-plus-wheels contraption, in public
-getting to grips with breastfeeding and nappy-changing in public
-being in my "mummy" role, including how I deal with a crying baby, in public

On the plus side, I'd have an excuse to dress Baby up in all those lovely girly clothes which friends have given her.

5 comments:

onscreen said...

Have you thought about a breast pump? My wife used to use one so that she could go out and I'd have a bottle of good old fashed breast milk for bub if she got hungry!

Kazzer said...

It's about time you started her on McDonald's.

Violet said...

onscreen: bought myself one today in fact :-). It's pretty slow tho.

kazzer:all in good time, Kazzer, all in good time...

The Editter said...

How many hours a day do you spend breastfeeding? The last breastfeeding mother I spoke to says it takes her 6 hours a day!!!

Violet said...

Editter: well, on average I feed Baby about 12 times in 24 hours and it takes between 20 mins and 45 mins each time - which averages out at approx. 30 mins. So that's about 6 hours! No wonder some of us get sore nipples...