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Oh, and one more. DD, DS and I have been photographed countless times while tandem NIP. It feels good to know that many people find breastfeeding to be a beautiful thing!
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- when you grab our boobs in front of strangers without realising to remember which boob you last fed on

- that excited giggle and kicking my daughter does when she hears my nursing bra unclip

- when you're getting ready to nurse in the middle of the night and it's dark and your nursling is so eager that she accidently latches on to your arm or belly!

- when your almost 4 year old hears his sister cry and says, "MOMMY our baby needs BOOOOBSS!!"

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I took dd (who was just over a year old at the time) into the walk in clinic (it was a weekend and her Ped office was closed) for a case of thrush that would not go away. The doctor that saw us asked me "What kind of nipples does she use?" I just looked at her dumbfounded. I looked at my chest and was like, "Ummmm...."

It took me a few moments before I realized she was referring to bottle nipples (latex vs silicone). And then I replied "Oh, just mine".

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the eyes-rolling-in-the-back-of-the-head-lovin'-to-nurse moments.
I LOVE that! I didn't know other babies do that too.
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~The neck of all your shirts are stretched out from the baby pulling them down and diving in.

~You hold your baby and she starts banging her head on your chest.

~You tell all your friends if they haven't seen your boobs they haven't been paying attention.

~You see the steering wheel in your car as a great breastfeeding tool. Doesn't it hold them up just perfectly? Not while driving of course! lol

~A picture of a baby with a bottle makes you feel weird.

~Your husband is not the only one who has made the ptthhhh noise in your boobs.

~Your "headlights" cry.
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- when your almost 4 year old hears his sister cry and says, "MOMMY our baby needs BOOOOBSS!!"
My 3 y.o. does this too!

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I'm not so crazy about the musical boobies game of switching places, but have become completely comfortable bearing both breasts while NIP when they do.
Oh my! My DD loves to switch, and I wondered do twins do it, or do they have a favourite boob all the time. You answered my question! actually, do they switch places or lean over each other? Or are you 'blessed' enough they pass your boobs back and forth? (I have a crazy imagination, and I know kids are crazy! )

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If you've forgotten to pull your shirt down after dc is done and flash the whole restaurant, parking lot, mall,etc

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you can't wear a low cut top, because it gets dc all excited in the carrier

you live in a two bedroom apartment, but own 3 boppies

you worry when you are out to eat that there may not be "enough" food in the whole resturant for you

your lo uses the sign for milk to mean "i have a strong desire for SOMETHING" even if its petting the dog

you can't remember the last time you fed your 10month old solid food

your lo gets overly excited about other women's breasts
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Your child (in my case, a 7 mo old) growls and smashes his face into your chest until you finally get a clue and realize he's hungry.
Your toddler (now 8 yrs old) sticks his hand down your shirt even though he is already weaned (not doing that anymore! )

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you can't wear a low cut top, because it gets dc all excited in the carrier
i just had this happen to me yesterday at a relatives wedding. all day long she kept trying to pull down my shirt and saying Baba and making the sign for milk, even though she had just nursed.

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!

So much fun being a nursing Mommy!

-Hubby holds baby who mashes her face into HIS chest and he knows it's time for some mommy!

-I love that GNNNN... noise she makes when I pull off and she's not quite sleeping yet...

-when nursing my baby puts her arm over my breast covering her eyes, and making it difficult for me to slip a finger in her mouth to break suction!

-when nursing in public she pulls off to look around and yanks the blanket down!

-she stares at my chest! She's only a few months old!

-I offer a banana and she doesn't even open her mouth, but the color of my hand looks familiar to suck on!
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... you drape yourself over the carseat to nurse ninja-style, staying in the same awkward position for 20 minutes hoping baby will fall asleep so you can make the rest of the drive home in peace!
bwahahahah! and all this time, i thought only i did this i absolutely love this thread. so many things i can relate to!

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Your 9 month old takes out the left "nu nu" from your low cut bathing suit at the public pool.

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you bring an extra shirt along where ever you go...at first because you might leak and then later because you are concerned your baby may rip your shirt trying to get to the milkies
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When the power goes out and all you can think of is....will my milk defrost?!?


TWICE now, DH has woken me up in the middle of the night because the power was out and he was worried about the BM in our freezer. he even drove it over to work at like 6 am on a sunday morning to keep it cold! now, THAT'S a BF-friendly husband!

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- your infant can't see more than a few feet in front of him but instantly calms down when you utter the phrase, "do you want nursies?"

- your used nursing pad placed gently on your lo's face can instantly stop any fussiness.

lovin' this thread as a stream of milk drips from the corner of my son's lip.
oh, and pure genius about the income from nursing. i'll be using that gem.
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You think nothing of hefting your boobs in your hands in public to check which one is next up.

You evaluate all clothing by the criterion, "can I breastfeed in that?"


You can type one-handed and in the dark.

Someone else's kid cries and you are just about ready to offer a boob when you remember that that's not your baby.
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...when you run out of cow's milk and SERIOUSLY contemplate squirting some breastmilk in your tea/coffee.


...when your baby gets super excited to see your chest and then looks at yor face.

...when your heart melts at seeing the love and rapture in you baby's eyes while they curl their fingers around your finger as they nurse, and you feel the world go away. Yes! These are the moments that make breastfeeding the most rewarding!
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---you see a friend in a cute dress and your first thought is how is she going to nurse in that, then you remember she hasn't nursed in over 2 year. Not everyone is nursing.
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When I take my shirt off to get into bed and she immediately makes a beeline for my boobs and is latched on before I can even sit down:


Yes, whoever mentioned crying over spilled milk, I have done it on MORE than one occassion
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... you drape yourself over the carseat to nurse ninja-style, staying in the same awkward position for 20 minutes hoping baby will fall asleep so you can make the rest of the drive home in peace!
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You have flashed every friend who has ever visited you at your house

Your poor husband knows that part of your anatomy is off limits until baby is weaned
: these are sooo great! so true! : (and i have used bm in my coffee!)

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Oh my! My DD loves to switch, and I wondered do twins do it, or do they have a favourite boob all the time. You answered my question! actually, do they switch places or lean over each other? Or are you 'blessed' enough they pass your boobs back and forth? (I have a crazy imagination, and I know kids are crazy! )
Oh, they lean over, under and try against the laws of physics to get through each other. One will often push the other off, or pull the boob out of the other twin's mouth. Amazingly these antics always seem to be in good fun--not like fighting over toys. I often switch them WHILE they're latched on and flopped over/under each other because all that reaching doesn't make for comfy latches. I'm not so 'blessed'--barely a 'C' cup while nursing twins! Neither has a favorite boob, but from time to time I think they both find one boob more appealing than the other. DH always says, "oh, so that one's chocolate today."
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Today I woke up from a nap (taken with nursing baby) to see my 3 y.o. and her new 4.5 y.o. friend who had just moved in a few doors down, sitting on the bed looking at me and baby. "This is my baby sister," my older girl explained to her new friend. I was lying there with my boob hanging out as baby had fallen asleep at the breast (me too). I wouldn't be showing the neighbourhood girls my bare boobs upon first meeting if I wasn't nursing, let me tell ya.

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my DD just started doing the sign for milk! it is so cute.

i love it when they are whining and you ask if they want to nurse (we say ba ba) and they melt right into you and let out a big sigh. that melts my heart.

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When the doorbell rings you glance down at your shirt to make sure it's buttoned before you answer the door.
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Your poor husband knows that part of your anatomy is off limits until baby is weaned
(had to chime in and say this isn't true for us. )
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That's not true for us either.

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