My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

Pull up a chair, sit a while, read a few pages.

Keep and open mind and a joyful heart and you too can get pumped into the world of The Milk Maid.


Great places to catch me undressed

Thanks RaJen for the inspiration on this... I've spent a lot of time partially nude in front of people the past few years too, and it's just not weird any more!

I always TRY to be discreet as possible when I breastfeed Ava in public. I say I try, but the kiddo just doesn't like a blankie on her head. She likes to pop-up like a prairie dog and see her surroundings while she snacks. Asi es la vida, no?

Places I've "boobed" the kid:

  • In the backseat of my SUV at the mall, the grocery store, Kohls, and many local fast food joints
  • In the mall's food court... on a Saturday with a million people around (no one noticed)
  • In Red Lobster
  • At my in-law's house
  • At my parent's house
  • In the pediatrician's office (I had to women trying not to stare at me, but they were like "Wow, she's got her boob out".)

People I've "boobed" in front of (in order of weirdness):

  • My stepdaughter
  • My dad
  • The weird pediatrician from our group (lady doc, at that)
  • Jef's dad
  • Faith (more on her in a few)

And the weirdest person to breastfeed in front of:

Faith is odd to breastfeed in front of because she feels like she should be an active participant. I keep reminding her that she is nine, and that's just a little odd. I have offered to pump a little milk and give it to her in a cup. That was a busted idea that won me only a shake of her head in disgust. She will then gleefully point at my breasts and say, "From those please. I like the left one best!".

What a kid!

As far as her having a preference, I say at least someone likes the left... Jef and Ava argue over who the right one belongs to. For all intensive purposes, they are MINE- I only loan them out on occasion when the necessity to share overrides my desire to keep them to myself.

On the breast milk donation front, they are sending me a pump and 24 bottles that should arrive one day next week. I used a manual pump the other morning after Ava slept all night and got 9 oz from one side without pumping it dry. I'm looking forward to seeing how much I can turn out!

On a totally unrelated note: Does anyone know how to make your own tickers? Post me a note here if you do... Thankie!


meg said...

I do not know how to make your own ticker.. but if you find out... please let me know!

Funny facts on your breastfeeding!

ProfCJ said...

Woohoo Kohls! I've bf in their restrooms a couple times already...