Yankee stadium

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Fri, 07-17-2009 - 8:07am

My DH and I are planning a trip to the new Yankee stadium in August, and we're debating whether to bring our DS, who will be 8 months old then. Obviously pumping/nursing will play a role in whatever decision we make... I have a few questions I'd like your input on:

For those who have been to the new Yankee stadium, are there any good hiding places for nursing or pumping? (NIP is not an option, as my DH is not comfortable with it) I believe there is no reentry, so I couldn't go out to the car and come back in.

My DH said they probably won't let me bring my pump inside. Does anyone think this is true? I would think it would be considered medical equipment and they couldn't stop me from bringing it in. We're talking about a small manual here. Also, why would they care? There are no sharp pieces, and I can't imagine what you could do with one to hurt someone.

Do you think an 8-month-old is too young for a baseball game? I think it would be fine, especially with my son, who is very easygoing, but my DH thinks we shouldn't bring him.

Thanks for your help ladies!

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In reply to: roisin80
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 9:55am

oh man, sometimes I just want to scream at your DH! ;0) j/k

but seriously NIP would be the answer here, obvi. I can't imagine they wouldn't let you in w/ a manual and in that case you could pump in the bathroom, no noise, etc.

Have you ever been to the old stadium? I don't think the parking lot would be close anyway...and the new stadium is like 100 ft from the old one.

Ugh, well let me know what you decide. I think with the manual you should be fine, just lock yourself in the handicapped stall and go to town.

btw, the Ops director just walked up to me to talk about the pumping issue, so I think I'm getting access to an office to pump, yay!!

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In reply to: roisin80
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 11:14am
Another thought...could you call the stadium and find out if they have a first aid room? I bet they do with a stadium that big and that many people, there's bound to be medical issues. I bet they would give you access to a room w/ a curtain or something to pump! Let me know what you find out!
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In reply to: roisin80
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 11:44am

I haven't been to Yankee Stadium, but we took our daughter with us to Nationals Stadium when she was about 8 months old. She did great. The only issue is that it was *really* hot that day and NIP was just uncomfortable. I found the nearest first aid room (like PP suggested) and they let me sit in there. They had a screen they propped up around me and made sure I was comfortable. The bonus is that the room was air conditioned... so it worked out perfectly.

Good luck. I think you could definitely find a first aid room there to nurse in.

 

Liz

 

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In reply to: roisin80
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 12:31pm

I think it would be easier all around if you took DS with you.

*SPENCER* happy Mami of two precious princesses! 

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In reply to: roisin80
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 9:53pm

If you want to scream at my DH, imagine how I feel =)

I wish NIP could be the answer. It would make things so much easier. Norrin is pretty distractable lately, though, so nursing generally goes better if we have some privacy nowadays.

I have been to the old stadium, but always via the subway. I've never been in the parking lot. Makes sense that the parking lot would be kind of far away, but if it was the only option, I wouldn't mind making the hike.

GREAT idea about the first aid room!!

And good luck with the pumping room! I will be SOOOO jealous if you get something.

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In reply to: roisin80
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 9:55pm
I'm glad your daughter did well at the game! I'll have to tell my DH about that. We were worried about heat, too. I mentioned that I could get up and walk around with him so he wouldn't be in direct sun the whole time. Again, the first aid room is a wonderful idea. BONUS that it is probably air conditioned!!
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In reply to: roisin80
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 9:59pm

It is almost always easier to take the baby with, isn't it? I asked my DH once what he thought was more offensive, NIP, or pumping in public. He didn't have an answer. Seriously... if you're not a pumper yourself, watching a woman pump is a little traumatizing. NIP is just natural.

We are going to a Yankee/Red Sox game!! My DH is a Red Sox fan and I'm a Yankee fan. It's a wonder we ever got married... =)

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In reply to: roisin80
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 9:05am

OMG yes, pumping in public would be worse!

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In reply to: roisin80
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 9:59am

Spencer, lmao about you nursing while whiskey tasting! and I TOTALLY believe you that it was just sips ;0)

I am currently having an argument about how I did NOT want to take Rhe (and hubby) with me next March to Monaco -- yes, I mean the South of France...there's another tradeshow like the one in San Diego, but it's over her first birthday, DH about flipped when I told him I didn't want to go...I guess I should reconsider?? lol

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In reply to: roisin80
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 10:02am
great minds, Liz!
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