Nursing Mom’s Survival Guide: Breastfeeding at Disney World
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World with a young baby? (Here’s why you should bring a baby) Nursing can be tricky but these tips will help you plan ahead for success when breastfeeding at Disney World.
Use the Baby Care Center(s)
Each park at Walt Disney World has a Baby Care Center sponsored by Huggies. These centers are such a great convenience if you’re visiting the park with a baby. While each Baby Care Center varies in space and amenities, each one has a changing area (with nice, clean changing tables), private nursing areas, microwave, bottle warmer, filtered water, air conditioned seating area and baby care products available for purchase. While you may not need all of this if you’re exclusively breastfeeding, it is extremely nice to utilize the nursing rooms if you are close in proximity. Most of the nursing areas are dimly lit and quiet with comfortable rocking chairs. I try to stop in at least once each day for a comfortable and prolonged nursing session. Since families are the primary demographic, they make it easy to bring babies, especially when breastfeeding at Disney World.
Nurse on the Go
While the Baby Care Centers are great, it simply isn’t practical to stop there every time the baby needs to nurse. I love using my Ergo Baby Carrier (affiliate link) because I am able to breastfeed my daughter as we walk around or while waiting in a line queue. This saves us time and allows us to accomplish more in the park.
If you aren’t able to nurse in your carrier, or while walking around, most stroller parking areas have nice seating nearby. It’s also easy to nurse if you plan to sit down for a meal while waiting for your food.
Best Shows & Attractions to Nurse During (by park)
There are several shows and attractions at Disney World that are perfect for a quick nursing session. Here’s a breakdown by park of my favorite rides and attractions for breastfeeding at Disney World.
Carousel of Progress
Tommorowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
It’s a Small World
Country Bear Jamboree
The Enchanted Tiki Room
Walt Disney World Railroad
Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid