When I was breastfeeding my newborn son, I don’t remember having a lot of alone time. As he got older and as feedings got further and further apart, I could finally start taking moments to breathe between feedings. Still, there was a while at the beginning when it seemed like those days would never come. On the off-chance a few minutes of alone time were magically available to me, I definitely did the things every breastfeeding mom does when she’s finally alone. Well, I'd like to think every breastfeeding mom does them, otherwise things are about to get real weird.
Of course, it’s crucial to remember that this alone time, however precious, only lasts for a few minutes at any given time. Personally, breastfeeding my newborn was an around-the-clock endeavor, so the windows of time I did have were blissful, glorious, and definitely way to short. You know, kind of like the time I made eye contact with Joseph Gordon-Levitt when he was in my hometown filming 10 Things I Hate About You. Like, as soon as it was over, I was left wanting more (and I also haven't stopped talking about it).
I suppose everything works out for a reason though, because I’m not sure I would have been trusted to keep my cool whilst making extended eye contact with my "good friend" Gordon-Levitt. As for more alone time, or longer breaks from breastfeeding? In that case, you’d have found me doing the following: