Welcome to the eighth Carnival of Breastfeeding, the theme of which, as promised, is "The Things They Say" ie, funny comments other people have made about breastfeeding!!
As usual, we have some great posts, listed below, for you to check out from both our regular participants and new contributors.
Whilst I’ve heard many a funny story from other people about the things their work colleagues or in-laws have said, for my part, it’s most often my children who say the things that make me grin or cringe.
And as a result of breastfeeding both my daughters until they were almost 11/2 years old and with my son still breastfeeding at 2 years, that's perhaps no surprise really!
Here are just a few of their bloopers, those that I can repeat!
Sarah, aged 2, shortly after her baby brother was born: “Mummy, don't you keep Jack's milk in your little cupboard?” (my nursing bra!)
Tara aged 2: “Mummy, when I was a baby didn't I suck milk out of your... brains?” (spoken in front of visitors - with a deafening silence before she uttered the last word!)
Jack aged 2, on a packed train tugging desperately on my blouse, “Mama Juice, Mama Juice NOW!”
Jack standing beneath me as I waited to be served at a local café, suddenly pulled my pop-button blouse completely open before screaming triumphantly, "Mama Juice!"
Tara, speaking in a very loud clear voice whilst in a supermarket a couple of months after weaning, and just as a gentleman strolled past us: “Mummy didn’t you get a lovely new black bra because you don’t have to feed me your milk anymore?”
So far, that’s my lot - but a word of warning to mothers of toddlers, two seems to be the age at which your children will say the most embarrassing things in public... Don’t say no-one told you!!
For more hilarious stories check out these regular contributors to the Carnival:
Tanya from Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog shares how her baby's signing allowed him to pass on some unexpected messages to her during feeds.
Angela at Breastfeeding 123 interviews her daughters and shares a wonderful breastfeeding picture!
Andi from Mama Knows Breast entertains us with quotes from conversations she's had with her little son.
Jennifer at the Lactivist Breastfeeding Blog describes her future little lactivist in the making - her 21/2 year old daughter!
And here's some posts from this month's guest contributors:
Leisa from Down With The Kids tells a great story illustrating how she needn't have worried about how her older child would accept her breastfeeding their new baby.
Dave at Rattling the Kettle shares the memory of a late night conversation.
Amy at Crunchy Domestic Goddess shares some old wives tales, some of her daughter's thoughts and a beautiful picture of herself tandem breastfeeding.
Renata from Nurturing Notes shares a story told to her by her mother-in-law.