Like many things you're required to do to keep a baby alive, nursing takes effort, energy, and rigorous mental stamina. Having a tiny person attached to your breast while you are stuck in a seated position or lying down or on your side (unless you can nurse while walking, which makes you my personal hero) does lead a mind to some pretty weird places. Maybe it’s because they are literally sucking life and energy away from you? Maybe it's because, while breastfeeding can be beautiful, it can also be pretty boring. Either way, having weird thoughts while breastfeeding is a pretty normal occurrence, at least in my experience.
I turned to some questionable forms of entertainment to pass the time and occupy my mind, often finding myself browsing the web for forms of light, non-motherly entertainment. However, the hours are long when it comes to breastfeeding and one can only speculate about Justin Bieber’s fashion choices for so long before it starts to affect your supply (not to mention your mental state). So, it comes as no surprise that my mind would occasionally (read: always) wander. Now, you might be silently asking, "Just where did your mind wander? To an imaginary, tropical location where my partner and I chill on chaise lounges while our son naps comfortably and consistently next to us? A mountain of towels in Idris Elba’s laundry room? The library in Beauty and the Beast (the animated Disney version, obviously)?" Nope. It went to weird, thinky places, including but not limited to: