This has been a post in the making because there’s nothing like having a small boobsucker attached to you all the time.
There are so many moments of nursing that are routed in insanity and hilarity. I captured some below but I would love to hear from you on your “you know you’re a nursing mom when…” stories.
Also, don’t feel bad if you didn’t nurse baby. I nursed my firstborn for a week before it was too difficult to get him to latch. No number of lactation consultant visits helped. Instead I exclusively pumped for 10.5 months. I have post coming up just for you pumpers!
You Know You’re A Nursing Mom When…
You go to the bathroom with a baby attached to your boob.
You are in the kitchen for the 5 seconds you have time to escape baby, only to realize your boobs are hanging out.
Your baby decides nursing in a “normal” position is no longer fun and starts experimenting in different yoga positions. Currently popular: baby in downward dog while you lay on your side.
You are sleeping and don’t even know someone is attached to you. Beware, the boobsucker strikes!
Baby kicks the daylights out of you while nursing. Because you need to eat and exercise at the same time apparently.
You whip out a boob in public as soon as baby is hungry. Or tired. Or cranky. Or whatever is causing her to scream.
Your boobs become floppy when nursing ends. Really, you wonder if the boobs will ever inflate again.
Your baby can instantly sense you’re in the house because they smell the milk and want it from the source!
You pull the car over, hop in the backseat and nurse to sooth baby.
You miss it when it’s all over because you know it’s a special time.