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.