Moms are the ultimate multitaskers and no one exemplified this more than Iya Villania.
The TV presenter, actress, and host posted a behind-the-scenes video of herself carrying her newborn daughter Baby Alana in her arms while breastfeeding her. It then panned to their TV – which shows her onscreen – with her face and shoulders – delivering the entertainment news on GMA 7’s daily news show.
“You’d never even guess there’s a baby feeding, one of the perks of working from home,” Iya further stated in the caption of her post.
Indeed, with a bit of practice, moms can make breastfeeding while working from home work. But if you’re still getting the hang of it, no worries, here are a few tips that might help you out:
Consider using a baby carrier
Baby carriers are not just meant to be used while out and about, moms are also finding that it’s a big help even while at home. But first, you have to find a baby carrier that both you and your baby are comfortable with and one that you can breastfeed in. For younger babies, you can try a sling or a wrap, while you can opt for either or soft-structured carriers for older babies. Just remember to check if your preferred carrier is safety-tested and fits your baby’s weight or age. You can also try to watch YouTube videos to learn how to use it properly. The right carrier will allow you to breastfeed hands-free.
Practice makes perfect
Breastfeeding might seem simple but moms know that it’s a learned skill. And breastfeeding techniques and experiences can also vary from one mom to the next, and even from one baby to the other. So to make multitasking while breastfeeding work, you need to ensure that you have the basics down pat. Perfect your baby’s latch, and find your baby’s preferred breastfeeding position while sitting and lying down, and even while in the carrier.
Use easy-access clothes
Opt for clothes that will make it easy for you to whip it out as needed. You can use a breastfeeding bra or even no-bra at all, tops with buttons, or even breastfeeding-friendly tops. Just make sure that anything above your shoulders is presentable especially if you have Zoom or video meetings.
Don’t worry if you don’t get it the first time around, as breastfeeding tends to get easier in the long run. So with enough patience and practice, you can manage your tasks even while breastfeeding in no time.
Reference: GMA News Online