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    Default Leaving the house with a newborn

    Hello,
    My little girl is almost 8 weeks old and I'm yet to leave the house alone with her. She sometimes is very fussy when breastfeeding and that makes me very anxious about going out with her.

    How long did it take everyone to leave the house after they had their first child? How did you find it?

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    Probably a week old. I'd work ojt where I was going and where I could breast feed in peace like a parents room or somewhere in the shade. If possible Id time my outing when she wouldnt need a feed and she could nap in the carrier or pram

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    Default Leaving the house with a newborn

    My husband had two weeks off when DS was born, so probably his first or second day back at work would have been my first day out completely by myself. I would go out for a walk or coffee immediately after a feed and also walk to a breastfeeding clinic for help or there was a bump to baby group where I was comfortable sitting in front of the ladies trying to work out feeding. Or like pp I would work out where I could feed privately.

    Why don't you try to get yourself out for a walk and coffee immediately after a feed so that you know you have some time and then you will hopefully just get more comfortable from there. Or catch up with a friend for coffee or lunch that would be happy to hold up a cloth until you have bub latched if you end up needing to feed?

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    A few days. No problems. I couldn't stay cooped up in the house for too long.

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    The day we left the hospy for all three. I was out solo a couple of days later with bub.

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    I probably didn't go out with DS by myself til he was about 6 - 8 weeks. But, my coccyx was so sore I couldn't drive either.

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    I was out of the house straight away. It would do my head in staying inside all day.

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    With both we went out to lunch on our way home from hospital...
    I'd say quite early I never had issues about going out solo with little ones. If you're apprehensive about feeding bub while out try going to a Westfield shopping center as a first outing, at least here in qld they're fitted with awesome parent rooms where you can get comfy.
    I'd also try to go alone, having a friend along is great but at least on your own if things go pear shaped you can just cut the losses and leave.
    Oh and bring a change of clothes for both you and bub, trust me! lol

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    Default Leaving the house with a newborn

    It took me around 3 months. To go alone.
    Around 5 days old with dh.

    Once I started though, I couldn't stop. By 10 mths I found it very hard staying at home for more than 4 hours. I turned into a serial going outer'er. Lol.
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    I think dd was 4 days old? I didn't have much choice unfortunately, dh was back at work and I needed to run errands. I made sure she was fed and changed before leaving, at least I knew I had a couple of hours up my sleeve before her next bf


 

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