We just got back from at trip to Disney World a few weeks back. This was my third time breastfeeding a baby at Disney World during our vacations. Most of our kids have visited Disney before their 1st birthday, and usually before they are crawling. It’s so much easier to take a trip when the baby is still easily portable. Breastfeeding at Disney doesn’t have to be complicated. Through my experiences, I’ve come up with some tips for you guys if you find yourself with a hungry baby that needs nursing at Disney.
Locate the Baby Care Center
My first tip for breastfeeding at Disney would be to find the Baby Care Center. Having 5 kids, I’m no longer very shy about nursing, however, it’s HOT in Disney World during most of the year. During our most recent trip in March, I was sweaty, baby was sweaty, and we found it much more comfortable to make it to the Baby Care Center and sit in the air conditioning. They have a private quiet room to nurse in, which worked great for my nosey little nursling. He was at the stage where he would rather look at everything else despite his hunger. The quietness helped him stay focused and we both were able to be refreshed.
Inside the baby centers, they have all sorts of baby essentials – baby food, diapers, wipes, creams, powder, and more. I was very pleased with the variety of items that were available for sale.
Baby Care Center Locations:
- Magic Kingdom: Go to the end of Main Street and hang a left past Casey’s Corner hot dogs. The Baby Care Center is between Casey’s and the Crystal Palace.
- Epcot: The Baby Care Center is in the Odyssey building. Find the path just past Test Track that looks like it’s heading to Mexico and you’ll see the long brown Odyssey building.
- Animal Kingdom: It’s in the building next to Pizzafari. Go left around the Tree of Life, pass Pizzafari, and it’s on the left.
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: The Baby Care Center is immediately inside the front entrance to the park. Walk in, turn left. It’s in the same building as Guest Relations.
Find a Quiet Corner
Even though it’s Disney World, it is still possible to find a quiet corner. I found a quiet area near the bathrooms at Splash Mountain. There are also some nice cement railings that worked great near the Dumbo ride. Keep your eyes out and you will find some! You could even ask a cast member for directions to the nearest quiet area. Corners of restaurants work well. Most people are so busy wrapped up in the Disney excitement that they won’t even notice you.
On the Rides/In the Shows
I recommend always using your discretion, but we did find several rides that were perfect for nursing. Below are my favorites in each park.
- Hall of Presidents
- Tiki Room (although can be distracting with all the noise)
- It’s a Small World
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Carousel of Progress (my personal favorite place)
- People Mover (there are some quick corners, so keep in mind)
- Mickey’s Philharmonic
- Tom Sawyer’s Island
- Pirates of the Carribean
- American Adventure
- Ellen’s Energy Adventure
- Impressions de France
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
- Spaceship Earth
- Finding Nemo: The Musical
- The Boneyard
- Festival of the Lion King
- Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream
Breastfeeding at Disney is totally allowed! In Florida, you can breastfeed anywhere you please! I’ve heard from other moms that take their baby in the Ergo and nurse while they walk. I’ve never been coordinated enough to do this, but if you can, go for it! Have fun, stay hydrated, and try to keep cool!
Do you have any others to add? Leave a comment and tell me your favorites.
Also – check out the rest of our Disney World Tips.