Steph VIC Mummy to one gorgeous boy
The pillow will not last forever - it was the only way I could breastfeed at first, probably up until my baby was 3 months or so. Some people probably don't need to have it for as long as I did. I used to take a cushion with me when I had to go out somewhere and would hunt around to find the good mothers rooms where you could breastfeed with a curtain as I felt a bit uncomfortable in front of others. Someone already mentioned in this post that expressing and freezing the milk for going out is a good option too. It is good to have a supply in the freezer and get your baby used to a bottle for times when you need to leave your baby with someone else or you simply can't find a comfortable place to feed.
Yes, you will get it right eventually but it takes time and lots of patience (something I had to learn!). Just think you only have to go through this once and then you will be a pro when it comes time for the next baby!
4 lovely munchkins DD 10/03, DD 03/05, DS 10/06 &
and as far as outings, if you can plan some short ones first, straight after feeding your baby, maybe just a short walk around the block, and gradually increase the time, you'll be amazed how quickly your confidence picks up!...
Liam Evan, 2
Kylie and son Scott - 9/9/04, Southland, NZ
Have you tried feeding your baby by the football method? Look into it as we went out for a while and of cause Jaxon wanted to be feed - I was a pillow feeder and didn't have one so I went back to the car (as there wasn't and baby rooms there) and it was quite easy to feed him without a pillow there - just using my knee like a pillow.
I recommend the feeding postition of the football method and have done it with my 2 children. As my breast increase in size and I felt I was suffocating him especially whe they are really full.
Hope this helps you.