Over the years many funny things have happened to me when breastfeeding, most of which I've already mentioned here, so for this month's Carnival I've decided to reprint a story sent to me for my website by Emily from MomminItUp. It's one of those breastfeeding stories which many breastfeeding mothers can probably identify with - especially when we first start breastfeeding and we have absolutely no idea of what lies ahead!
Milk, Milk Everywhere!
Subj: Pumping incident
Remember yesterday when we were talking on the phone and I had to hang up all the sudden? Yeah… I had a bit of a disaster on my hands.
Yesterday afternoon was really busy at work and I didn’t have a chance to pump. I had gone to exercise right after work and I was still wearing my gym clothes when I decided to try my new “pumping-while-driving” trick. I sat in the parking lot and got myself all situated… I had a sports bra on, not a nursing bra, and I had to kind of hitch it up and out of the way. Looking back, I’d say that this created somewhat of a tourniquet effect.
So I drove away, happily multi-tasking. Then you called (and if there’s not a law against pumping, driving and talking on the phone at the same time, there should be)… but while we were chatting I thought to myself “That’s weird – my shorts feel kind of wet.”
I looked down and there was milk EVERYWHERE – the bottles had overflowed. I pulled over as quickly as possible (and hung up with you) and detached myself from the apparatus… but by that point… well, the pump was primed, if you know what I mean.
By the time I got home, I had two huge rivers of milk down the front of my t-shirt. When I walked in the door, I think Andy thought I had exploded or something. He fearfully asked me what had happened. I just said, “I promise you do not want to know...” and headed straight to the shower.
Now, pop by the following sites for more Breastfeeding Funnies (linked as they become available!):
- The Twinkies
- Mama Knows Breast
- MotherWear Breastfeeding Blog
- Breastfeeding 123
- Crunchy Domestic Goddess
- Nurturing Notes
- Happy Sad Mama