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I hope I haven't started this thread before already. I know I've thought about it, and I have mommy brain.

You know you're a nursing mom when ...

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?"

If you sleep topless, you lay a towel down on the bed first.

You have to weigh your desire for a cup of coffee against the knowledge that it will keep your baby up all night, leaving you sleep-deprived all over again.

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.

You yell at the TV every time you see a mother in a "primitive" setting leave her baby for more than three hours (Claire from "Lost," I'm talking about you).

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walk around the house with a "My Brest Friend" pillow strapped around your waist and one boob hanging out.

You hide your nipple shields from your nipple obsessed cat, who has been known to create his own fake nipples in your bedsheet by biting holes in the sheet until the mattress pad sticks through and then suckle on them for a while.

You bought a six month supply of fenugreek capsules online.

You've been known to spill large, crusty Italian breadcrumbs all over your obliviously suckling baby while trying to grab a bite to eat for dinner with an ill-advised choice of bread for sub sandwich.

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You've been known to spill large, crusty Italian breadcrumbs all over your obliviously suckling baby while trying to grab a bite to eat for dinner with an ill-advised choice of bread for sub sandwich.
And you proceed to eat said food off of the baby!
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You've been known to spill large, crusty Italian breadcrumbs all over your obliviously suckling baby while trying to grab a bite to eat for dinner with an ill-advised choice of bread for sub sandwich.
Heh, the first time I spilled crumbs on my baby's head I was HORRIFIED. Now I just brush 'em off.
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...you're so used to nursing on demand that you get lazy about re-buttoning your shirt when at home... and then, having forgot about it altogether one day, answer the UPS man's knocks at your door with it STILL un-buttoned.

(This happened to me just this week, and I'm still mortified.)
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you're so used to nursing on demand that you get lazy about re-buttoning your shirt when at home... and then, having forgot about it altogether one day, answer the UPS man's knocks at your door with it STILL un-buttoned.

(This happened to me just this week, and I'm still mortified.)

beccalou79, Are you serious.....you just made me laugh for the first time today
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You know you are a pumping mama when you forget to button up your shirt when you leave the nusring room and walk into a patient's exam room and they just stare at your chest and blush (just happened to me this weekend. Oops!)
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Sadly, veronicalynne, I am quite serious. I comfort myself with the thought that at least I had my bra on...
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You think nothing of hefting your boobs in your hands in public to check which one is next up.
I do that all the time, DH thinks it's hysterical! If I don't he says "Forgot to grope yourself first!"

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Sadly, veronicalynne, I am quite serious. I comfort myself with the thought that at least I had my bra on...

I laughed at this, bet the UPS man had a story to tell!
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...your 3mo pukes down your cleavage into the shelf bra of your nursing tank and you mutter to yourself, "It's only breast milk" as you wipe it out and carry on with your day.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned that I smell like sour milk.

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Your toddler knows the term "nursing pads" and can pick them out of the laundry for you.
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You think nothing of hefting your boobs in your hands in public to check which one is next up.
laughup

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walk around the house with a "My Brest Friend" pillow strapped around your waist and one boob hanging out.

laughup

You walk around the house with your shirt up and nursing bras down to let the nips breathe.

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You think nothing of hefting your boobs in your hands in public to check which one is next up.
Ahhh, the self-groping before nursing. I've been doing it for so long now, I probably do it when I don't even realize...

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You've been known to spill large, crusty Italian breadcrumbs all over your obliviously suckling baby while trying to grab a bite to eat for dinner with an ill-advised choice of bread for sub sandwich.
laughup Oh yeah.

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You forget you wallet at home but remembered to put the ice pack into the cooler for breastmilk.

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You constantly look lopsided because you left your nursing bra unhooked on one side

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You always have 3 boobs -- the left, the right, and the one where the next boob you're nursing with is overflowing its bra cup.

You eat twice as much as your husband.

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Heh, the first time I spilled crumbs on my baby's head I was HORRIFIED. Now I just brush 'em off.
I think I first spilled crumbs on my baby while we were still in hospital!
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You constantly look lopsided because you left your nursing bra unhooked on one side
Wow I do this way too often.

In public places. And sometimes it's not even the hook I've forgotten, it's putting my boob BACK into the cup! Yikes.
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You know the breastfeeding law in your state in case some arse decides to say something ignorant...and you're ready to be feisty

While nursing your LO on a car trip you made many a truck drivers day and you couldn't care less.

You've had your hair pulled, been kicked in the chin and pinched in the back all at once (I've got a hyper nurser)

Although you're back to your prepreg weight, you can't wear any of your old shirts because they are now belly shirts.

You've cut the neck/chest of old t-shirts so you can nurse easier at night without having to get your arms/belly cold

beccalou79...I definitely did that too but with a glamourmom top. I reached for the signature pad and he just gave me this look. HAHA
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Heh, the first time I spilled crumbs on my baby's head I was HORRIFIED. Now I just brush 'em off.
I worried I was giving him food allergies by dropping everything on him from salad to chocolate.

I try so hard to not check which side is next in front of everyone. But it's so automatic!

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You eat twice as much as your husband.
: Ahh yes...

and when non-moms say, "Boy, I sure am thirsty" you think: you have no idea what THIRSTY is!

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...when you run out of cow's milk and SERIOUSLY contemplate squirting some breastmilk in your tea/coffee.

...when you have to cross your arms over your chest when you hear another baby cry and you feel that familiar tingle.

...when you can have a squirtgun fight with your hubby/partner without needing a plastic squirt gun ;p

...when nursing clothes are more valuable to you than any designer posh namebrand clothes

...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 don't buy shirts with out a deep V, scoup neck or buttons down the front.
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You've cut the neck/chest of old t-shirts so you can nurse easier at night without having to get your arms/belly cold
So I'm not the only one who does this?

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Although you're back to your prepreg weight, you can't wear any of your old shirts because they are now belly shirts.
ok, this annoys the crap out of me!


I can't wait until my boobs get a little smaller as the baby gets older. All my old shirt WOULD fit just great if not for "the girls"

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
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...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!
aaawwww... i love those moments....!!! one of the reasons i love bfing the most is that it gives me a little while to just sit, relax and marvel at my beautiful children.
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And you proceed to eat said food off of the baby!


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The word "boob" has been turned into a verb.

"Is it time to boob her?"
"Is she still boobing?"


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. . . . you think that the smile around a nipple is the greatest thing you've ever seen. Ahhhh, boobie smiles.
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