Welcome to the eighth Carnival of Breastfeeding! This month's theme is "the things they say." Check out the great posts from the participating bloggers at the end of this post (updated throughout the day).
Ever wonder what your baby thinks about while nursing? Well, if you nurse long enough you'll find out.
For us this started a little early, since our son was a big baby-signer. A little known benefit of baby sign is that your child can talk with his or her mouth full, which my son did frequently. He'd often say things like, "The telephone is ringing!" or "I hear a train!"
Once he started speaking, I sometimes felt as if the "mi-mi's," as he called them, were a separate member of our family.
So, here are some of my son's spoken comments about nursing:
While nursing: [pulls off, with a smile] "Shark attack!"
Looking at my husband's chest: [looking disappointed] "Two mi-mi's, no milk."
While nursing: [pulls off, with big smile] "Happy boy!"
Breastmilk tastes like: "A treat." "A chocolate chip cookie." "A tortilla."
While nursing an engorged breast: "Too spicy! Put it away!"
Me: "Could you nurse for a minute? I have a little too much milk."
Son: "No. Just pump it."
Post-weaning: "When I was nursing, how did you get the milk into the mi-mi's?"
Sitting down next to me: "So, how're your mi-mi's doing?
Now, check out these posts for more great stories:
- Leisa at Down with the Kids writes about how siblings react to a new nursing baby.
- Sinead at Breastfeeding Mums shares some hilarious (really) comments from her children.
- Dave at Rattling the Kettle shares a late night comment that cracked me up.
- Angela at Breastfeeding 1-2-3 shares an interview and her daughter's picture about nursing.
- Amy at Musings of a Crunchy Domestic Goddess shares some strange things adults say, as well as her daughter's thoughts on nursing.
- Renata at Nurturing Notes shares a three-year-old's perspective on settling a crying baby.
- Jennifer at The Lactivist writes about her daughter's maternal instincts.
- Andi at Mama Knows Breast offers some famous and personal breastfeeding quotes.
- Stephanie at Adventures in Babywearing tells how her son tries to share his "boo."