Top 5 Things To Do While Feeding Your Newborn

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breastfeedingCharlize Theron watches TV while bottle-feeding baby boy Jackson – much to the chagrin of her mother. She tells US Weekly that’s she’s obsessed – foaming-at-the-mouth obsessed – with Games of Thrones. “That was my TiVo feed every two hours – watching Games of Thrones,” she explains. “And my mom was like, ‘Do you think it’s fine that you’re feeding your son while there [are] sword fights?'”

This got me thinking about those non-stop feedings in the first place – how that, along with changing diapers and getting your little one to sleep – is an endless loop that pretty much takes up the entire day (and night). Society likes to paint a picture of the perfect mom gazing lovingly into her newborn’s eyes as she nourishes him with love (and nutrients). But let’s get real: most moms  I know – whether they’re nursing or bottle-feeding – pull a total Charlize and use the time to catch up on their favorite TV shows-slash-celebrity gossip. As they should!

With that in mind, here are the Top 5 things to do while feeding your newborn.


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