10 things that might happen to you when you breastfeed…

by Hannah

It’s been a busy few weeks in the Beastie household and I am gradually getting to grips with the juggling act of being a Mum to two. So to ease me back in I bring you my list of things that happen to you when you breastfeed.

I know I will think of more once I post this, isn’t it always the way? It’s not always an easy ride breastfeeding with lots of ups and downs at the beginning. There have been a few moments of despair and plentiful occasions feeding in public with a fretful baby *aargh* but I just love being able to do this for my little boy, warts and all!

  1. You become a walking dummy
  2. Your boobs start to resemble a road map with the network of veins on display
  3. You could make money glamour modelling – if it wasn’t for the veins, flabby tummy and eye bags
  4. Your cleavage is much more impressive than before…but…
  5. Your current tops/dresses no longer fit 🙁
  6. You realise breast pads for the first few weeks are as essential as having a wee…now you wouldn’t want to get caught short
  7. You get stopped in your tracks when your milk comes in every few hours *wince*
  8. You find getting your boobs out (discreetly now!) in public becomes second nature
  9. You figure gorging on cake and the like is essential to keep up your energy levels and milk supply *ahem*
  10. You are constantly sourcing feeding/changing rooms when out and about to the point of being obsessed


would like to be a yummy mummy 28th April 2012 - 1:24 pm

Aaahh love it, it made me smile as I remembered all those things. Glad to hear things are settling down and you are getting to grips with having 2. Its such a juggling act isn’t it? I love the picture. He is absolutely gorgeous xxx

Mummybeastie 29th April 2012 - 9:50 pm

Soon enough you will be doing it all again too! x

Emma @mummymummymum 1st May 2012 - 1:40 pm

I remember those days well!

That photo is just gorgeous by the way. xxx

Mummybeastie 1st May 2012 - 4:21 pm

Ah thanks. Fun times aren’t they?! I am much more chilled out about the experience this time though 🙂 xx

Joy Dehany 16th May 2012 - 11:32 pm

Ahhhh…yeah. I got quite adept at feeding my daughter in meetings!
I didn’t get the support I needed to bf my other two, so this time I said I was doing it. And it was really difficult at first because she was two weeks early with an elected c section, as she was breech, and back to back. My milk didn’t come in for over a week and we had to supplement her with formula. She is 14 months old now and I BF her till she was 7 months…I had the fountains of milk gushing out after a shower, the soggy tops, the soaked bed linen, slightly leery looks from OH at my jordan esque boobs…The only thing I miss from it is the closeness with my baby. Bottle feeding is not the same.

Katie @mummydaddyme 20th May 2012 - 6:08 pm

I can’t believe I missed this post- haha even after all that I still do miss feeding mads a little! X


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