10 Things That Can and WILL Go Wrong While Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience that will help you bond with your baby.

It is a painful, frustrating, err sweet and loving time to share with your child.

Okay so breastfeeding isn’t all flowers and rainbows but if you can breastfeed you should do it because of the many benefits it has for your baby.

If you are planning on breastfeeding or just started (just bear with it, it does get better), here are some of the most embarrassing things that may happen to you.

Or maybe they already did!

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1. Wet Spots

Even if you have pads, a thick bra, and a sweatshirt on, at some point, you will leak through your shirt.

Five minutes without pads and seeing a picture of your baby is all that’s needed to send your milk makers into overdrive.

At some point, your shirt will have two wet boob spots in public. Your husband will find it hilarious.

2. Squirting

At some point, the baby will decide it’s incredibly funny to treat you like their super soaker.

So you will be at a family gathering feeding the little angel and he quickly pull off and presses into your breast. A jet of milk goes squirting across the room.

You can only feel sorry for the person sitting across from you.

3. Wetting the Bed

Remember the wet t-shirt problem; oh it gets worse at night. Just when you get a good night’s sleep, your baby decided to sleep through one of their nighttime feedings.

You wake up refreshed (somewhat) thinking, oh that felt good. Until you feel something that doesn’t feel good, your soaking wet bed.

4. Flashing Male Relatives

There’s always that one male relative, your father-in-law, brother-in-law or brother that shouldn’t get the glimpse of your bare boobs. It will happen no matter how you try to avoid it.

Your baby will most likely pull your shirt down for good measure.

5. Swollen Boobs

If you are busy, or the baby is with a sitter, and you miss a feeding, your boobs will get huge. They will swell up with milk and refuse to fit in any bra you own.

This is particularly fun if you are out on a date and your boobs refuse to stay in your bra and want to join the party.

6. Biting

Your baby will use it’s food storage for other things than just getting food. It will put toys and food in the way when you are holding and feeding him or her.

It will, of course, decide to pull away at the worst moment.

7. Grabby Hands

Your baby will use it’s food storage for other things than just getting food. It will put toys and food in the way when you are holding and feeding him or her.

It will, of course, decide to pull away at the worst moment.

8. Nipple Cream

When you sent your husband to the store for something to soothe your chapped nipples, he comes home with bag balm.

Yep, nothing like something made for cow udders to make you feel sexy.

9. Stuffing Your Bra With Cabbage Leaves

I know you’re thinking “What the Hell?” but you won’t be thinking that for very long. If you decide to stop breastfeeding all at once – cabbage leaves.

Your breasts will become so engorged with milk they will be huge and painful, and you’ll Google anyway to stop the milk from coming.

Then you remember my words – cabbage leaves.

10. The Delayed Leak

So you’ve stopped breastfeeding. Haven’t had a kid attached to your boob in months. Life is good.

Then you see a commercial with a cute baby curled up sleeping in their crib…aww cute baby. And then you look down, and your entire shirt is soaked.

Yep, even months, after you’ve stopped breastfeeding your breasts, will decide to produce milk and squirt it all over your shirt.

Enjoy!

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