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adinal 10-06-2013 09:16 PM

I am finding myself slightly more chagrined at the things that I notice myself doing this time around. :lol Some I'm sure you all do too.  What do you do that makes you laugh?

 

  • You gauge every clothing choice by whether you will have to pull up your shirt, pull down your shirt and the temperature outside.

 

  • You look down and realize that you forgot to relatch the nursing bra...oh, hours ago, and that's why your clothing felt funny
  • Your older child hears the baby complaining and looks at you with irritation and says "Will you nurse the baby already?!?"

lori227 10-07-2013 10:40 AM

When you sit down in a corner booth at a restaurant and your 4 y/o says "mommy, you can sit here where no one will see your boobs."

MommaMacTavish 10-07-2013 10:51 AM

When all of your children don't give their baby dolls bottles, but lift up their shirts and reenacts breastfeeding to make their dollies go night night.


pokeyac 10-07-2013 10:54 AM

When you can't count the number of people (who aren't your SO, Dr, or friends/family) who have seen your boobs lately.


Skelly2011 10-07-2013 10:59 AM

Ooh I like this one!

When you catch your three year old holding a breast pump to her belly button, and when asked says she's trying to get some juice. (maybe this one is just me smile.gif )

When you spend walks praying no one will peek into the sling to see the baby and be greeted by a whole lot of boob instead.

When you're never quite sure if the stain on your shirt is spit up or the product of a leaky boob.

Ncaldwell 10-07-2013 11:32 AM

After frequent pumping and nursing, you frequently feel to check that you closed your shirt.
You wake up most mornings with your gown open for easy access (by the baby!)

Jawil 10-07-2013 12:29 PM

You find it noteworthy when you wear a real bra.


Umm Ayoub 10-07-2013 12:51 PM

when you pop out your breast to feed a fussing baby and don't care who see

when someone asked if you can use a blanket to cover up and you offer them the blanket to put over their head while they eat


adinal 10-07-2013 02:01 PM

These are great!!!

Another one of mine:
When your big claim to fame is that you nursed your baby in a restaurant on her one month birthday while Ed Begley Jr. Ate at the table across the way. lol.gif

Skelly2011 10-08-2013 11:16 PM

Bahahaha, Ed Begley junior! I don't know why that's cracking me up so hard.

craftymcgluestick 10-09-2013 08:42 PM

When someone compliments you on losing weight lately just as you polish off your second entree.

When the waiter says "Anyone save room for dessert?" Your table mates grumble how full they are and you pipe in "Yes please!"

Your number one criteria for choosing a shirt when you dress is "how easily can I pop a boob out?"

adinal 10-09-2013 08:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skelly2011 View Post

Bahahaha, Ed Begley junior! I don't know why that's cracking me up so hard.
It was hilarious. I got all settled and was nursing her and looked up to see him across the way. He smiled and went back to his food. lol.gif

sraplayas 10-10-2013 08:58 AM

This is a great thread! I can't think of anything novel right now but an amen to all of the above--especially about selecting clothing. Even after 15 months, I still choose an outfit entirely upon BFing friendliness!


pokeyac 10-10-2013 09:28 AM

When your spilled coffee is soaked up by your breast pad.

Quinalla 10-10-2013 11:51 AM

When all the spills on your desk at work are drops of breastmilk from pumping smile.gif
I do the checking the shirt thing too, especially at work!
And yes to the ability to "pop out a boob" for my clothing choices.

These are all great, keep 'em coming!

VEforlife 10-10-2013 12:25 PM

When you open your bag up and find week old pumped milk and want to cry.

 

When you skip pumping on date night just so you can fill our your dress.


contactmaya 10-10-2013 12:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jawil View Post
 

You find it noteworthy when you wear a real bra.

You havent actually worn a real bra in years.


contactmaya 10-10-2013 12:30 PM

You love peanut butter so much you want to marry it.


Dia 10-10-2013 01:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by contactmaya View Post

You havent actually worn a real bra in years.
Yep. I recently went lingerie shopping, realized I had no idea what my bra size actually was.

This thread is cracking me up, ladies smile.gif

adinal 10-23-2013 08:23 PM

More from me:

 

When 6 meals in a day might not actually be enough to keep you from feeling hungry constantly.

 

When your toddler eyes your chest from across the room and races over.

 

When your toddler happily pats your chest when she's done nursing....or helps you latch your bra.  :2whistle


rhubarbjelly 10-24-2013 01:41 AM

When you have a compilation of ailments all solvable with breast milk

heldt123 10-24-2013 08:14 AM

When you consider feeding your baby better and cheaper than any diet in the world.

You don't think twice about shoving an entire cloth diaper in your bra because the pads just aren't enough.

You don't need to drag a big baby bag everywhere with you....diapers and wipes in your purse are enough.

Discount Diva 10-26-2013 08:18 AM

You know you're a breastfeeding mama when you know your baby has to eat before they do. Hello Letdown, time to eat!


Springshowers 10-26-2013 10:56 AM

When you go shopping and get weird looks, then discover your nursing toddler stuck a 2 inch plastic pig in your bra!

AUvetmom 11-04-2013 05:42 PM

My 2 yo puts the pump on his belly too! I don't have the heart to tell him he won't be able to nurse his kiddos.

When your toddler has a meltdown shouting "boob! Boob!" in public because he was asked to wait to nurse.

When your boobs are so big they practically need their own zipcode.

Harebell 11-04-2013 06:07 PM

When you keep on forgetting to take along snacks.

When you're wondering whether it's okay to refuse to nurse a lego man.

pokeyac 11-26-2013 09:54 AM

When your power goes out and you are more concerned about your breastmilk thawing out than all of your other food.

Backroads 11-26-2013 07:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by VEforlife View Post

 

When you skip pumping on date night just so you can fill our your dress.

 

Military ball is next week!  I will take this as a tip!


Backroads 11-26-2013 07:54 PM

This is a fabulous list!

 

You have no trouble using the "I'm breastfeeding" excuse whenever you want Desired Food Item.

 

(This one is LDS faith specific):  One of your main reasons for your goal of extended nursing is because you find the nursing garment top the nicest-looking.

 

When playing with your baby on your tummy, she twists over and latches on over your shirt.

 

When coming across an ailment fixed with milk, you whip your shirt down and go straight to the  source.

 

You envy women who do crazy things while nursing.  (I have a friend who did home remodeling including ladders)


farmermomma 11-26-2013 10:05 PM

You can drive a hayride tractor while breast feeding.


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