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post #41 of 69
What do I get for 6 years and 2 months of nursing 4 different kids, no breaks, spanning 3 pregnancies....one year spent nursing 2 children...

(I know what I get! Floppy boobs )
post #42 of 69
It's been about 2 1/2 years since DD nursed but, this too good to pass up.


- I also nursed on really horrid toliet at Costco
- Nursing on plane and having stranger next to me pronounce how cute DD is(her face was not visible from his angle)

- While grocery shopping DD yells "I want boobie"

- Inlaws leaving room when they after 10 minutes figured out DD was nursing.

- Nursed DD at age of 2 in Ireland in public. Oh my!
post #43 of 69
Not as exotic or acrobatic as most earlier posts, but these are some I am proud of:

Nursing throughout pregnancy (and sore pg nipples)
Nursing in labor
Tandem nursing (almost 11 months so far, older kid is almost 3)
Nursing a toddler on a crowded boat on choppy waters
Nursing one hour after a c-section
Nursing minutes after a VBAC
Nursing one or two kids on demand at night, every night, very often almost hourly, for close to 3 years now
Nursing a 14 month old 11 times on a plane trip overseas
Nursing on the beach, on top of mountains, on planes...

in a box... with a fox... (ok, I am stretching it here )

happy nursing!
Oana
post #44 of 69
I'll take the carseat badge, the restaurant badge, the airport/airplane badge, nursing in the sling while doing any number of other activities, nursing in the face of criticism, nursing a gymnast, nursing a toddler on a playdate with formula feeders...

my personal favorite right now (and believe me, I deserve this badge...) is nursing a teething, co-sleeping two year old around the clock. While pregnant. With hyperemesis.
post #45 of 69
YOU LADIES ROCK!!!

I am so proud to be a part of the Eagle scouts of Nursing.

My favorite here, that made me laugh til I hurt, was tandem toy nursing.
I've nursed more inanimate objects than I can name!

Keep going!
N
post #46 of 69
Even though I'm not nursing right this second I'd like the carseat badge, the blanket refusal, the lying to the nurse (as soon as I figured out what she wanted to hear! Yeah, about 15 minutes...7 on each side...uh-huh just every four hours...not) Nursing during a high school graduation (not mine) Nursing while at my bridal shower. Nursing while yard-saleing. Nursing while sleeping (maybe not a badge, but bragging rights)

I'm sure there is more...I'll have to think
post #47 of 69
Funny thread. I'd like a badge for
Mastis
plugged ducts
floppy huge boobs
1/2 of my nipple bitten off (an eraser sized chunk gone)
nursing DS EVERY night to sleep for over 2 yrs and being woken up at least twice to nursing durring the night
nursing while I'm pregnant while I have a strong adversion to nursing and it is driving me up the $)%(& wall!

I would also like to give out a badge to:

My Mother who nursed me until I weaned at 3 1/2 years old when NO ONE nursed that she knew of and certainly NO ONE let a child self wean. Also her Mother died when she was 16 so I give her a big ol' fat shiny badge. She also brags about nursing and how good it is everywhere she goes.
post #48 of 69
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Originally Posted by ChinaDoll View Post
I just remembered another . . . nursing while in labor
Seriously?! Wow!



How about nursing on the ancient Maya ruins at Coba, Mexico --
here is a pic...

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/4...108Abt2zZwzYtv

...just after climbing to the top with DS in the Ergo. I am the one who needed a drink after that

Also after hiking some mountain outside of Vancouver -- nursing on the summit!
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/4...108Abt2zZwzYtv
post #49 of 69
Ouch Hippiemommie! I grabbed my boob in sympathy. No chance of re-attaching the nipple? Seriously though, that must have hurt.

Poppy Bee. From an HER survivor, I send a hunormous (as DS would say) .

I'm inspired by all the Eagle Scouts -- what a great thread.
post #50 of 69
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Originally Posted by Nunny View Post
YOU LADIES ROCK!!!

I am so proud to be a part of the Eagle scouts of Nursing.

My favorite here, that made me laugh til I hurt, was tandem toy nursing.
I've nursed more inanimate objects than I can name!

Keep going!
N
I am proud to say that Elmo and Ernie are also breastfed at my house.
post #51 of 69

Can I claim one more?

Continuing to nurse throughout the course of a prolonged lump diagnosis (benign) --while pregnant-- rather than playing "wait and see"

I was in the first trimester of pregnancy with DD2 when I re-discovered a small lump. They wanted take a "watchful waiting" approach and check it again in 6 months. So, technically it had less to do with nursing 1 1/2 year old DD1 than it did with making sure I'd be able to continue nursing DD2 who would be about 3 months old at the time of the follow up. If the news had been bad I would rather have to wean a toddler than a newborn.

Ultimately they simply removed the lump becuse it was close to the surface so removal wasn't that much more invasive than biopsy.

So, I'm claiming a badge for educating a number of medical professionals --including a Breast Care Specialist-- about the importance of maintaining the breastfeeding relationship and planning diagnosis accordingly.
~Cath
post #52 of 69
-Nursed a child nearly three y/o on a Disney ride.
-Nursed while carrying toddler in maya wrap sling and hiking all over national parks, including but not limited to: Craters of the Moon National Park, Crater Lake, Klamath Falls, Yellowstone, Devil's Tower, Zion, Bryce Canyon, and many more.
-Most monuments in Washington DC, and several smithsonian museums. While touring congress, the Liberty Bell, and Graceleand.
-In fact I think there should be a seperate nursing while touring Graceland Badge.
-Currently nursing 3.5 year old through pregnancy
-Tandem nursed several stuffed animals
-Soon to be tandem nursing two humans
-Various zoos accross the country.
-While showering
-On the USS Constitution, and other Boston area monuments
-While I was on the toilet
post #53 of 69
Ohh! Can I play?!
-Nursing my 2 yo at the Thomas the Train play area while another toddler asked "What's she doing?" Like 192,857,492 times to his very embarrassed mother. I finally had to answer for her.
-Nursing in the bath tub, pool, and while on the toilet.
-Nursing while in the carseat, as the rest of our caravan watched through the rear window.
-Nursing a toddler in a wrap, while simultaneously carrying an infant on my back and hiking.
-Nursing my 2yo to the horror of all my family, dh;s family, and friends.

And my most prized patch would have to be:
-Nursing while dtd. Well, we stopped, I nursed and then we resumed our regularly scheduled programming....:
post #54 of 69
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Originally Posted by mommyabroad View Post
Ouch Hippiemommie! I grabbed my boob in sympathy. No chance of re-attaching the nipple? Seriously though, that must have hurt.
He swallowed it LOL
post #55 of 69
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He swallowed it LOL
Hippiemommie--you don't get a badge for that; you get a Purple Heart.

I think I speak for everyone when I say I'm going to hug my nipples a little tighter tonight.
post #56 of 69
Do I get an award for nursing the almost 2 yr old dressed as a sheep in the Christmas pageant? When I was playing Mary?
post #57 of 69
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Do I get an award for nursing the almost 2 yr old dressed as a sheep in the Christmas pageant? When I was playing Mary?
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post #58 of 69
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Originally Posted by Terabith View Post
Do I get an award for nursing the almost 2 yr old dressed as a sheep in the Christmas pageant? When I was playing Mary?
OMG!! LMAO! I LOVE IT!
post #59 of 69
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Originally Posted by Terabith View Post
Do I get an award for nursing the almost 2 yr old dressed as a sheep in the Christmas pageant? When I was playing Mary?
OMG!

Hippiemommie, WOW! :

Boatbaby, yeah, I was encouraging her to nurse to keep the contractions going but it looks like I wasn't alone; Oana did it also!
post #60 of 69
Ah yes, we qualify for the nursing a truck, spider, carebear, pooh, pillow etc badge... DD even qualifies for a girl scout badge of nursing her baby, dino, puppy, carebear, bill clinton doll (don't ask..)
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