You know you are a Breastfeeding mama when... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 53 Old 10-06-2013, 09:16 PM - Thread Starter
Administrator
 
adinal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 24,479
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)

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?!?"

winner.jpg Adina knit.gifmama to B hearts.gif 4/06  and E baby.gif  8/13/12 (on her due date!) homebirth.jpg waterbirth.jpg

 

adinal is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 53 Old 10-07-2013, 10:40 AM
 
lori227's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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."
adinal, Maiasaura, nadoja and 5 others like this.
lori227 is offline  
#3 of 53 Old 10-07-2013, 10:51 AM
 
MommaMacTavish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

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.

MommaMacTavish is offline  
#4 of 53 Old 10-07-2013, 10:54 AM
 
pokeyac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area, Ca
Posts: 3,590
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)

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




Married to a wonderful woman since 2010. Baby boy C arrived in June 2013!

Check out our User Agreement.
pokeyac is online now  
#5 of 53 Old 10-07-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Skelly2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 87
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Skelly2011 is offline  
#6 of 53 Old 10-07-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Ncaldwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!)
Ncaldwell is offline  
#7 of 53 Old 10-07-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Jawil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

You find it noteworthy when you wear a real bra.

Jawil is offline  
#8 of 53 Old 10-07-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Umm Ayoub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

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, doopamama, pokeyac and 5 others like this.
Umm Ayoub is offline  
#9 of 53 Old 10-07-2013, 02:01 PM - Thread Starter
Administrator
 
adinal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 24,479
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
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
bean'smom likes this.

winner.jpg Adina knit.gifmama to B hearts.gif 4/06  and E baby.gif  8/13/12 (on her due date!) homebirth.jpg waterbirth.jpg

 

adinal is offline  
#10 of 53 Old 10-08-2013, 11:16 PM
 
Skelly2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 87
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bahahaha, Ed Begley junior! I don't know why that's cracking me up so hard.
adinal likes this.
Skelly2011 is offline  
#11 of 53 Old 10-09-2013, 08:42 PM
 
craftymcgluestick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 1,182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?"

Mary, proud to be a mama to Andrew (9/14/10) and Caroline (7/27/13) and wife to Matt.
craftymcgluestick is offline  
#12 of 53 Old 10-09-2013, 08:53 PM - Thread Starter
Administrator
 
adinal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 24,479
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
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

winner.jpg Adina knit.gifmama to B hearts.gif 4/06  and E baby.gif  8/13/12 (on her due date!) homebirth.jpg waterbirth.jpg

 

adinal is offline  
#13 of 53 Old 10-10-2013, 08:58 AM
 
sraplayas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: land of tomorrow
Posts: 1,311
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

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!


SAHM bf.gif, DH reading.gif, DD  (03/05) dust.gif, DS1hola.gif(01/09), DS2 babyf.gif(06/12) & dog2.gif

sraplayas is offline  
#14 of 53 Old 10-10-2013, 09:28 AM
 
pokeyac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area, Ca
Posts: 3,590
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
When your spilled coffee is soaked up by your breast pad.



Married to a wonderful woman since 2010. Baby boy C arrived in June 2013!

Check out our User Agreement.
pokeyac is online now  
#15 of 53 Old 10-10-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Quinalla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 2,334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!

Katie trekkie.gif - Married to Mike 06/02/01, Mom to Sydney Anne born 11/21/09 and Alice Maeryn & Oliver Thomas born 04/24/13  hug.gif 

 

 

Quinalla is offline  
#16 of 53 Old 10-10-2013, 12:25 PM
 
VEforlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Middle of Nowhere U.S.A.
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

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.

Backroads and 2Roses like this.

V + E=baby G in 2012.  Rural Midwestern homesteaders going back to their roots.

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” -Paulo Coelho 

VEforlife is offline  
#17 of 53 Old 10-10-2013, 12:29 PM
 
contactmaya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,081
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
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.

eggsandpancakes and 2Roses like this.
contactmaya is offline  
#18 of 53 Old 10-10-2013, 12:30 PM
 
contactmaya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,081
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)

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

2Roses likes this.
contactmaya is offline  
#19 of 53 Old 10-10-2013, 01:12 PM
Dia
 
Dia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 554
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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

Mama to one amazing ecbaby2.gif
Dia is offline  
#20 of 53 Old 10-23-2013, 08:23 PM - Thread Starter
Administrator
 
adinal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 24,479
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)

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

2Roses likes this.

winner.jpg Adina knit.gifmama to B hearts.gif 4/06  and E baby.gif  8/13/12 (on her due date!) homebirth.jpg waterbirth.jpg

 

adinal is offline  
#21 of 53 Old 10-24-2013, 01:41 AM
 
rhubarbjelly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Christchurch nz
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When you have a compilation of ailments all solvable with breast milk
rhubarbjelly is offline  
#22 of 53 Old 10-24-2013, 08:14 AM
 
heldt123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Is crazy a location?
Posts: 2,713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Vianey and 2Roses like this.

Mom to two boys, ages 8 and 11, and one blessing due May 8th.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 baby.gif 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

heldt123 is offline  
#23 of 53 Old 10-26-2013, 08:18 AM
 
Discount Diva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

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

Discount Diva is offline  
#24 of 53 Old 10-26-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Springshowers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,808
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
When you go shopping and get weird looks, then discover your nursing toddler stuck a 2 inch plastic pig in your bra!
Springshowers is online now  
#25 of 53 Old 11-04-2013, 05:42 PM
 
AUvetmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
2Roses likes this.

Wife to B partners.gifsince 6/2004, Mama to T wave.gif(10/11) and 1sttri.gif (8/13). We:signcirc1.gifbftoddler.gifmalesling.GIFfemalesling.GIFcd.giffamilybed1.gif

AUvetmom is offline  
#26 of 53 Old 11-04-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Harebell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
When you keep on forgetting to take along snacks.

When you're wondering whether it's okay to refuse to nurse a lego man.
Harebell is offline  
#27 of 53 Old 11-26-2013, 09:54 AM
 
pokeyac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area, Ca
Posts: 3,590
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
When your power goes out and you are more concerned about your breastmilk thawing out than all of your other food.
CocoBird likes this.



Married to a wonderful woman since 2010. Baby boy C arrived in June 2013!

Check out our User Agreement.
pokeyac is online now  
#28 of 53 Old 11-26-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Backroads's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Washington Terrace, Utah
Posts: 235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
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!


--Breastfeeding----2nd grade Teaching----Cosleeping----Cloth Diapering -- --Bookworm Mom
Backroads is offline  
#29 of 53 Old 11-26-2013, 07:54 PM
 
Backroads's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Washington Terrace, Utah
Posts: 235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

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)

blessed23 and 2Roses like this.

--Breastfeeding----2nd grade Teaching----Cosleeping----Cloth Diapering -- --Bookworm Mom
Backroads is offline  
#30 of 53 Old 11-26-2013, 10:05 PM
 
farmermomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 931
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
You can drive a hayride tractor while breast feeding.
Backroads and 2Roses like this.
farmermomma is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off