In follow up to my post the “10 Truths about Breastfeeding a Toddler” I thought I’d add some weird things I’ve discovered whilst breastfeeding my toddler.
1. Your breasts will smell of garlic
Yes, you read that right. Obviously now BiP is eating everything and her favourite thing is garlicky green beans. SO, needless to say when she feeds right after lunch my breasts smell like garlic for the rest of the day. Nice eh?
2. Your nipples are hilarious (and so is your belly)
After a year of breastfeeding BiP suddenly discovered that my nipples are funny. Actually they are hilarious. Whisking my breasts away before the nipple crippling game starts has become a battle of wills!
Annoyingly my belly is also hilarious. When I get ready to feed BiP she thinks it’s really funny to grab my belly and squeal. Doesn’t do wonders for your self esteem but I guess the mass of jelly and over stretched skin does feel weird, and maybe slightly amusing.
3. Your lose all rights over your bra
BiP can now unclip my bra and almost clip it back. It’s amazing how it’s no longer MY job to do that, but hers. If I put my bra back on before she is ready I certainly hear about it.
4. Nursing in Public demands attention!
The look of shock on people’s faces when I feed BiP in public is priceless. She will tug and pull at my clothes until I oblige. When I am about to feed her she turns to her audience, clasps her hands tightly and squeals with delight. It’s super cute but it draws maximum attention.
Great post! I didn’t BF baby #1 but have done with my 2nd, she is 8 months now and already starting with the nipple pulling games… Nice to know what we have to come 🙂
To be honest, I never breastfed a toddler because of all these weird things 😐
You are funny!
I’ve had similar discoveries while breastfeeding my now 13 month old son. He goes through phases of what he likes doing. We have gone through nipple cripples to spray milk everywhere, belly grabs, shaking his head from side to side while letting the nipple brush between his lips and making “ahhh” noises and now he is back to blowing raspberries on my boobs which he has done a few times before. He also just generally has a chat, a pat and a poke at them. He even once tried to feed his doudou (cat puppet), but now prefers to just keep her on hand to alternate between sucking my nipples and sucking/biting her face. All very cute. Who knows what he will come up with next!
Just when you think it can’t get any more bizarre it does! LOL!