How to Breastfeed on an Airplane

Learn how to breastfeed on an airplane in this parenting video from Howcast.

Hi. I’m Jennifer Durbin, and I’ve got some tips for you for breastfeeding your little one while on an airplane.

We all know that we’re super cramped on an airplane. There’s not much room to move. So how do you manage the logistics of nursing in that small space?

The first you want to do is work out the logistics ahead of time. Sitting next to a window gives you a nice ledge to rest your arm on. If you’re sitting in the aisle, your elbow will likely get bumped by everyone who’s walking by.

You also want to make sure that you can dim the lights in the area before you nurse. Get the baby calmed down. That will make things go smoother.

Also don’t forget your must-have travel gear. Bring your Hooter Hider with you. Just slip your Hooter Hider out of the cover, throw it over your neck, and you’re ready to go. You’ve got the baby covered, and everyone is super comfortable. This is also a great thing to use when you need to help the baby fall asleep.

Another great use for your Hooter Hider is to cover the baby when they’re sleeping. Let them rest in your arms and fall asleep under the nice cover of your Hooter Hider.

You may also consider getting yourself an Undercover Mama. This will make you a little more comfortable when you’re on the airplane. It will keep you covered as you’re nursing the baby.

But most importantly, keep timing in mind. It’s really easy to lose track of time while you’re on a flight, especially if it’s a long one, so set an alarm or bring your Itzbeen with you so that you know when it’s feeding time.