Shows I’ve binge-watched while feeding my baby

My daughter turned one last week.  Now, I don’t know if it’s because she’s breastfed and digesting the milk quickly, or if it’s because she just has a big appetite, but I have spent a huge amount of time in that year feeding her.

I know that us mothers are supposed to enjoy every second of breastfeeding; spending the minutes and hours gazing into our babies’ eyes and basking in the beauty of what we’re doing (ha!) but, come on, after the first few minutes you really need some other form of entertainment!

For me, that entertainment has come in the form of binge-watching tv shows.  Some on the tv and others streamed on the ipad.

Here is my list of the shows that have kept me awake and entertained while I’ve been feeding my baby:


I would call this a guilty pleasure but, you know what?  I don’t feel guilty about it!  I love Charmed.  In all its ridiculousness, I think it’s great!  I’d watched the middle few series quite recently when they were on tv, but hadn’t seen the first few with Prue in or the very last series for ages.  So I was really quite happy when I saw that all 8 series are on netflix!  This one kept me going for quite a while of evening and night time feeds!


I love the fact that, even after all these years, Friends is still on tv practically all the time and it’s still funny!  And, every now and then, I hear a line that I swear I’ve never heard before!

Prison Break

I watched the first 2 series of Prison Break when it was first on tv and really enjoyed it, but stopped watching when it started to feel a bit ridiculous after Michael ended up in another prison, trying to find a way to break out.  But I decided to give it another go when I found all 4 series on Amazon, and I actually really liked it.  I’m pleased I gave it another go and stuck it out to see how they ended the whole thing.  There seemed to be a fair bit of debate online about whether the ending was any good or not.  For my part, I was pretty satisfied with how it all worked out!

Gilmore girls

I have all the series of Gilmore Girls on DVD, but I’ve still been taping it from channel 5 recently so it’s there on the sky box when I feed Nerys during the day!  I absolutely love this show.  It always makes me smile and holds really good memories for me from when I first started watching it.  It’s like an old friend.  Although it really freaks me out when I think about the fact that I was closer in age to Rory when I first watched it, and now I’m the same age as Lorelai!


This is another series, like Gilmore Girls, that I actually have on DVD but I’ve started watching it again on Amazon instant video.  My husband loves to mock Alias, and I know that it’s a bit cheesy, but I love it!  Pretty much all the characters “die” at some point, Sydney kicks ass in the most ridiculous of outfits and Bradley Cooper is in it.  All makes for good entertainment in my book!

Orange is the new black

This was the first ‘mystery’ series that I watched on netflix.  I’d heard of it but didn’t really know what to expect.  As it turned out, I must’ve liked it as I watched it in record time…and was then a bit gutted when I realised I’d reached the end of the second series and that the third hadn’t been released yet!

Please tell me I’m not the only one who relies on multiple tv series for entertainment during endless feeding sessions?!

Does anyone have any good recommendations for new programs to watch?

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