What are your funny and/or most embarrasing breastfeeding stories?

United States
May 7, 2007 7:35am CST
I would like to have some funny and embarrasing stories to tell when I teach my breastfeeding class. Names will be changed to protect the innocent. These little stories and antidotes help break the ice and get the audience to be more opem. I teach breastfeeding classes to parents, but also teach to other nurses. The nurses class is where these antedotes with come in handy. I teach the nurses how to help the new mothers to breastfeed and problem solve when problems arise. Thanks for your stories in advance.
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• United States
8 May 07
I thought of another. When my youngest was a newborn, I went to a restaurant with a group of friends. We were waiting for our table in the bar area, which was above the table area. There were alcove where you could see down into the restaurant. My son was hungry so I picked him up and was nursing him standing next to one of the alcoves and talking with a friend. My milk let down *very* forcibly and it overwhelmed my son, so he jerked his head back. My milk went squirting over the alcove and into the fondue of the table below. No I am NOT kidding. Thankfully, they were busy laughing at a joke and didn't notice. My friend saw it though, and it was the highlight of the evening for her to tell the story to the group. LOL
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• United States
8 May 07
When my 1st dd was a baby, I had just fed her in the car before walking into the grocery store. I go in and go shopping, and after a few minutes realize I feel cold and wet. I looked down and saw that I had accidentally left the flap of my nursing bra down inmy hurry to get in the store, and I was leaking *everywhere*. Wet t-shirt contest here we come. I was SO embarrased.
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• United States
7 May 07
I thought of another one. I was nursing my 3 week old son in the nursery at church. A 2yo girl asked "Where him bag?" I showed her the diaper bag. She asked "Where him bottle?" I explained that he didn't have a bottle. "What him drink from?" was her next question, and her eyebrows hit her hairline when I said "I make milk to feed him. He drinks from me." After considering this for a few minutes, she said "You can buy him bottle at WalMart"
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 May 07
I'm not sure if this is the kind of thing you're looking for but I've been nursing my youngest for almost 6 months now so we've had a few funny things happen... I told my 4 year old that the baby was hungry so I had to feed him, he asked me where his bottle was and I said he doesn't drink a bottle. My 4 year old looked at me and watched as I positioned the baby and said (loudly in a crowded room) "He eats your BOOBIES?!?!" Another kind of funny thing was early on when he was still waking up 3-4 times a night at least. I was so exhausted so I brought him in bed with me but fell asleep with him still next to me. I woke up in the morning in excruciating pain. I was sure I must have had a clogged duct or some other bad complication...but no, the baby must have unlatched himself and relatched while I was asleep, only he missed and I had a HUGE hickey looking bruise. It was just high enough that I couldn't wear my usual tank under a button down shirt combo for a week while it healed and faded. Oh and then there was the time I tried a new brand of nursing pads. They didn't have the little stickies to help keep them in place but were so much bigger and softer than the ones I had been using so I thought they were better...until one snuck out while I was playing with the older kids on the floor of a crowded dentist's waiting room.
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@kuting (887)
• Philippines
9 May 07
i always find it funny to hear my baby make that piggy like suckling sound when he couldn't latch himself well when i nurse him. one time he was really really sleepy but still he wouldnt let go and was still suckling. and when he's almost asleep, he'd let go and continue sucking loudly. i could always imagine the sound of it.
• United States
8 May 07
ok ok I got this! When i was nursing Skylar when he was a month old i went to WIC..its where they give checks for food and milk and such for kids and moms,,anywho he needed fed right that second..so i wen to the back room and i just took down my shirt and bra and it was so full milk shot ACROSS THE ROOM! hahahahha! omg! it was so funny!! after i cleaned it..i told her what happened,,and we must have laughed for 20 mins lol!