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Saturday, February 18, 2012

You did that where? (Rerun)

So I’ve done it like 10,000 times, possibly a bit more*. That’s about 200 days straight if you were to add up the hours I have spent doing it. I’ve done it in all sorts of places too. Some places like one might expect, at home, in the bedroom, on a lounger, chair or couch. In the garden I’m sure plenty of times and at the table too.

I confess I have often, very often done it when out and about. At a restaurant more than once, in an airplane, which was a bit tricky but by the second time and with less turbulence turned out great. Oh even in the supermarket, in the middle of shopping I just had to stop and do it. Then I actually figured out how to do it while shopping which made things very interesting. Then there were all the times in the train – one time in first class where the seats are comfy but the commuter train is an okay place to do it too.

One of the most exciting places I’ve done it was recently while on safari – there we were watching rhinoceros and zebras and all the while I did it. It was hot so I had to do it more than once, the next time was while passing by the lions. This past weekend at the zoo I did it again, this time right in front of the raccoons, although feeding them bananas was more interesting so it was quick.

Then there were the three times I did it really high, at the top of two different mountains that is. Monte Generoso at 5,581 ft and then even higher at Monte Tamaro at 6,437 ft. I didn’t do it in the Gondola ride going up the mountain because I was feeling a bit queasy but then right away once we were up there I found the perfect spot to do it.

I’ve also done it at the public pool, at many playgrounds, at many friends’ houses, at the mall, the library, while talking on the phone, while typing at the computer, peeling potatoes, baking cookies, reading books, chatting with friends and even eating ice cream.

That’s right; I have breastfed my children in all these places, and you have the right to do it too.

It's not obscene, it's normal, natural, and an amazing gift to your children.

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

Peace & Be Well.

*The number 10,000 comes from breastfeeding three babies in the past 5 years about six times a day on average although I feed on demand so who knows what it really is...

About the author

Ariadne - aka mudpiemama has three children and two dogs. She practices peaceful, playful, responsive parenting and is passionate about all things parenting and chocolate. She believes parents and children should try to have fun everyday and love life.



  1. Did you giggle to yourself the whole time you were writing this? :D I love it! Gorgeous photo, too!

  2. Beautifully written! I have also done it in many different places. Thank you for this post!

  3. Love it! Luckily I did know what you were referring to before I started reading.. :) I wonder how many places I'll 'do it' before we're done..?

  4. Yay for you! I have NIP many places too. :)

  5. Never thought of all the times and places I have done it. But perhaps the most interesting place was Notre Dame Cathedral, during a mass.

  6. Thank you ladies for all your wonderful feedback!!!

  7. I will do it everywhere one day :) And will think of this post often!

  8. So funny! I love thinking of all the funny places I've done it, too, like on a sailboat and by a waterfall.

    1. Lauren - your wordless wed waterfall pictures is awesome!


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