Breastfeeding with the mouse

Almost a guarantee that we were nursing about when this photo was taken.

Our first trip to Disney World was when E. Mouse was 14 months old. She was still breastfeeding at that time and I was pretty nervous about nursing in public. A friend of mine told me about the Baby Care Centers at the four parks and my fears were relieved!

What is a Baby Care Center? It is Disney’s answer to “What to do with my cranky baby?” There is a dark quiet room with rocking chairs to nurse in. A room full of high chairs for feeding snacks. A big diaper changing area with plenty of comfortable changing tables. A little shop with the all the essentials. They are all staffed by cast members who are knowledgeable and very helpful.

Every Baby Care Center is located next to a first aid station and mosquito prevention station (aka Bug spray).

Animal Kingdom

On Discovery island, near Starbucks and the bridge to Africa.

Epcot

On the island behind Mexico, near future world.

Hollywood Studios

As soon as you enter the park on the left side.

Magic Kingdom

Between Casey’s corner and the Crystal Palace.

Throughout that trip, and generally over time, I have gotten more comfortable with feeding in public and have learned a few things. First, depending on where you are in the park, it can be an insanely long hike to get back to the Baby Care Center. Thankfully, secondly, people at Disney are extremely kind about breastfeeding. No one has ever said anything rude, looked at me funny, or made me uncomfortable. Finally, there are so many amazing rides and shows to breastfeed at. Chances are, no one ever realizes you are feeding, anyway! Here are some of my favorites:

Animal Kingdom

Finding Nemo, the Musical

Na’vi River Journey

I wouldn’t recommend feeding on Kilimanjaro Safaris. Far too bouncy!

There are many trails to wander that are relatively secluded with plenty of benches!

Epcot

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

Living with the Land

Journey Into Imagination with Figment

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros

Reflections of China

Impressions de France

O Canada!

Hollywood Studios

Beauty and the Beast- Live on Stage

Magic Kingdom

Pirates of the Caribbean

“it’s a small world”

Under the Sea~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Please check out our article on when we think the best time is to take kids to Disney. Spoiler alert… we take them young!

Have you ever nursed at Disney? Did you have a go-to place? What are your thoughts?

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