Whether you're a hide under the boobie cover or whip them out for whoever to see nurser, the most important thing when it comes to breastfeeding your baby on the go is comfort.
Comfort as in is your tush going to fall asleep on a hard bench or will it be cushioned in plush chairs.
Recently on a trip to Epcot I decided to put it to the nursing test and see if I could nurse like a rock star or not.
Upon entrance into the park, I scoured the nap and was disappointed to find that there was only one Baby Care Center in the entire park and it was clear on the other side of where I was at the moment.
I figured we'd do what we always do and just improvise. I could find spots to nurse without visiting the Baby Care Center, no problem.
Inside the Finding Nemo ride there are no benches in sight to nurse, which was kind of a disappointment because it's such a kid friendly area and I would've loved to have Roo play and watch fishes while I nursed, but I didn't really feel like camping out on the dirty floor to nurse.
I found a quiet little area inside the restaurant on the bottom floor of the Land exhibit. There were benches right at the entrance of the Land, but another nursing Mama had taken up residence there and I wasn't too cool with being on display with the amount of people that were coming in and out of the building. So I scouted around and found a great spot. It was a closed off area of seating for the cafeteria, but I just slipped under the rope and took care of business. It was cool, the seats were padded and we were happy. Of course the funny part was that where I was sitting was right where the Lion King cartoon lets out, so just as I switched Turtle to the other side, the doors opened up and everyone could see exactly what I was doing.
Turtle didn't need to nurse again until we were clear on the other side of the park so I took care of business while on the Mexico ride. It's quite comfortable for nursing and the length of the trip through is enough to get in a quick snack if your baby is fussy.
But along the way to Mexico, I checked out other areas and found that you could nurse. The United Kingdom had some hard benches to chill on, but I don't recommend them for nursing unless you have covers because they are on the main path through the park.
The American Adventure has a show where you can sit in the dark and nurse (the chairs are a tad small though) but the air condition is a nice trade off. If you prefer to stay outside while in America, you can hit up the outdoor theatre.
Inside Innoventions East & West there are great spots to sit, comfy chairs and air conditioning are a major plus in this area. Also, the lighting is dim so if you need to nurse and let your little one nap, it's the perfect spot.
In light of hard benches and the lack of benches, I was able to nurse my babe just fine while at Epcot. There's rides to accommodate you, benches along the lagoon and dark corners that work just as well.
Although I do have to admit, it wouldn't hurt Disney to think about nursing Moms when they design areas. Maybe at the next park?
I was able to visit Epcot with complimentary tickets to the park courtesy of Walt Disney World Parks. All opinions in this post are 100% my own. Please see my full disclosure policy for more information.
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