Breastfeeding Mishaps

As a breastfeeding mother, I’ve had a couple of embarrassing moments that I thought I’d share.

The first one happened when my baby was just a few weeks old. We had gone to a birthday party and about half an hour in, Olivia got hungry. I went outside and used a nursing cover to feed her so no one would catch a glimpse of my boobs… at least that’s what I thought. As I started feeding, one of my husband’s relatives came over to say hello and said, “Let’s have a look at the baby then!” He proceeded to stick his head inside the nursing cover and got a full view of my baby sucking away at my boobs. Mortified, he profusely apologised and almost ran back inside the party. What he thought she was doing under there, I don’t know. I’m not sure what I could have done to prevent that embarrassing moment but the next one is definitely my fault, and far more cringeworthy.

One morning, my baby was enthusiastically feeding away. When she delatched she had the funniest face, with milk all over her. I took a picture and immediately sent it to my family chat, she looked too funny not to share! Within seconds, I get a call from my sister telling me that MY NIPPLE is in the photo. I panicked, opened the family chat and quickly tried to delete the picture. I pressed ‘Delete’ and asked my sister to check it had gone. “It’s still there!” She said nervously laughing. I had managed to delete the image just for myself, which meant I couldn’t go back into it and delete for everyone. I messaged the chat telling people to please ignore the image I’d just sent. My dad replied, “Deleted from my end”, meaning he must have opened the picture to remove it. It’s fair to say I went as red as a tomato.

A few nights later, I was sat in bed in my nightie and was sending a picture of Olivia to a mums’ group chat. My husband said, “Be careful what’s in that photo”. I replied laughing, “Don’t worry, I won’t make that mistake again! My nipple is no where be seen.” He said, “Lydia, your nightie has ridden up and your vajayjay is in picture.” Luckily I didn’t press send that time.

I have a feeling that wasn’t the last of my breastfeeding mishaps.

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