Sunday, November 16, 2008

Leaking

One of the joys of being a mom is being able to breastfeed. It is going really well for me, not too painful for me or anything like that, but it does come with its wonders. The bonding thing is great like everyone says it is. I think since the baby spends so much time attached to his moms boob, its pretty much impossible not to be bonding. But one sucky thing about breastfeeding is the leaking!!! (no pun intended)
My first leaking experience I had just gotten out of the shower and I was drying off and everything and something kept dripping and hitting the bath mat and my foot, so I just assumed water was dripping off of my hair so I put it up in a towel and the dripping continued, thats when I realized it was me, I was leaking and dripping all over the place!
The other day I was feeding Simon on the right side and I realized the left side of my shirt was soaking wet!! I was like what the heck is going on. I soaked through a cotton undershirt, a nursing pad thing to prevent leaks, a bra, and shirt!! My outer shirt had a huge wet patch about 3 inches wide and 9 inches long, I couldn't believe it!! Then I realized my shirt sleeve had another wet patch about 3 inches by 3 inches! Where does it all come from? It took me a minute to realize what it was, but when I figured it out I just couldn't believe I leaked that much.
Then there is the moderate leaking that occurs everytime I get ready to feed him and am trying to get him to ltach on. I swear by the time I get Simon latched on my hand and boob are all slimyand wet and it's really gross, I have to put a cloth under my boob just so it doesn't get all over everything. My boob needs its own burp cloth!!!
Oh, Simon is waking now, gotta go get him fed. The only time he cries really is when he is getting changed and is freezing and naked (but as soon as you snap the onesie shut he is silent again) and when he is hungry and I don't get him on the booby fast enough.

2 comments:

Leserlee said...

You had Carl and I both laughing pretty good. Well, with all that leaking, I think it means you are making lots of milk. Keep up the good work. I'm glad it's going well for you. Except for all the leaking. Just part of the territory. And remember, occasionally, you need to change those breast pads. And, you might want to do some pumping between feedings, or right after feedings, to get rid of some of that excess milk. Although pumping does sometimes generate more milk. I would say to feed Simon, then pump out anything that is left over. That might help. Maybe.

dacjohns said...

You are too funny. Wait until you can have sex again. FUN!