As any parent knows, newborns need to eat a lot to keep fuel in those tiny tummies. For breastfeeding mamas, that can translate to nursing sessions anywhere, any time of day—which can make it feel like a full-time job. So, what's a mama to do when she has other things on her to-do list? Engage those legendary multitasking skills. 👊
This week, proud papa Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson demonstrated this can be a team effort by helping his partner, Lauren Hashian, eat while she had her hands full from feeding their baby girl, Tia. Considering women who are exclusively breastfeeding burn about 500 calories per day, it's essential that mamas stay on top of their fueling, too—so don't be shy about asking your partner to bring you water or snacks while you're couch-bound. That's some purposeful multitasking!
But having a tandem snack session is far from the only thing celebrity mamas have done while breastfeeding.
Gisele Bündchen 'grammed her breastfeeding glam session
In 2013, the super model proved she's also a super mama by multitasking a full-on beauty session while breastfeeding. Recognizing what a team effort it was, Bündchen captioned the post, "What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours of flying and only three hours of sleep."
Padma Lakshmi proves you don't need a team
Without a beauty squad on call, Lakshmi took her multitasking to "level 💯" by using a nursing pillow to free up her two hands. It takes a brave woman to attempt mascara while breastfeeding, but the Top Chef host clearly pulls it off.
Pink takes a hike
When son Jameson was a baby, Pink proved that breastfeeding didn't have to mean sitting in a glider. With some assistance from a baby carrier and a perfect position for Jameson, the multitasking mama was able to go about her hike like it was no big deal.
Jessie James Decker is a backseat breastfeeder
By her third child, Jessie James Decker had a few tricks up her sleeve when it came to breastfeeding on the go—including how to get situated in the backseat of the car to nurse her son while he was strapped into the car seat.
"I hopped in the back seat with Forrest and fed him with boob out leaned awkwardly over the car seat to calm him down," Decker says. "On the way home I cried, I got stressed and anxiety, and I was just a mom trying to do my best just like we all are no matter the situation."
That is the real takeaway here: Motherhood is about trying to do your best even when it feels like 100 things are going on at the same time—and yet we manage, like the super mamas we are.
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