When you think about vacation, many people may picture relaxing by the beach, possibly a with margarita in hand. But for breastfeeding moms, that image is often squashed by the feeling of your milk letting down or the sound of a machine pumping away. There’s no getting around it: breastfeeding can definitely be a slight annoyance and interruption to what is supposed to be a stress-free break. But it doesn’t have to ruin your trip. There are some solid tips for breastfeeding while on vacation that can make feeding or pumping less of a drag.
Whether you're going on a relaxing getaway to the beach or planning an activity-packed vacation at an amusement park, you can't exactly escape needing to breastfeed or pump. And being away from what's familiar and off schedule can add stress to your travel and vacation. So, wondering if you'll be able to balance some much needed rest and relaxation with your breastfeeding responsibilities is completely normal. If you're worried about how you're going to enjoy yourself and deal with feeding your little one at the same time, these six tips for breastfeeding while on vacation will get rid of some of that anxiety and help you enjoy your time away.