Thursday, July 19, 2012

My Own Time Magazine Cover

I don't know why Time Magazine didn't ask ME to pose for their cover. With this one shot, I could've shown the world EXACTLY what it's like to breastfeed a toddler:



Here I am, trying desperately to go potty (while trying to catch up on the Zen Parenting Facebook page I've been neglecting...yes, that's right, in case the picture wasn't too much information in and of itself, I was also Facebooking some of you from ye olde pot...don't judge...) on the heels of an obstructed bowel when my son walks in, lifts my shirt (both sides, because both boobs MUST be available at ALL times), and latches on. To top if off, my mother, who so wonderfully dropped everything to drive 4 1/2 hours to be with my son while I thought I was dying, declares, "This would be a perfect picture to post on your page!" And because I was near-death, completely vulnerable, and unable to do anything other than weakly mutter, "Cheese," I ended up with this lovely photographic memory. I bet you never thought you'd see your friendly neighborhood parenting blogger in this position. Well, there's a first time for everything...

Did I have to share this less-than-attractive moment? Nope. Is it absolutely truthful to my life? Yep. And that's why it's here. This is my life in all its splendor.

And now it's forever impressed upon your memory as well. You're welcome.



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  1. Why does it have to stop? Why can't ya'll always do that? Hey, you thirsty?

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  3. Love it!! My daughter (18 months) has lately taken to trying to pull me off the potty mid-poop! I try to say, "Wait, Mama is making a poopie!" and she throws the biggest fit as if I've crushed her dreams.

    And yes, I've nursed on the potty as well :). Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. your gross kids should not eat y u poop you all wrong and disgusting

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  4. I try to discourage Aiden ,31 months, from nursing when I am on the potty.. sometimes it works, sometimes not.. depends on how he feels at that moment lol. :) I think all breastfeeding moms have been in this spot at one time or the other :)

    ~Lynne

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  5. You.Are.A.Rockstar!! :-)

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    1. Or a breastfeeding mama...same thing. ;)

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  6. Why share this? We all feed our kids, get on FB, eat, sleep, use the toilet, etc.. Congrats you multi-task?

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    1. Because we don't all talk about it and normalize it this way...and it's nice to actually see another momma doing something that most people (and probably us, before we had children) think is weird, but that we do all the time. Congrats, she's awesome. :)

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    2. I knew I couldn't have been the only one out there who has done this!

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  7. Thank you for sharing! It makes me feel better that my 19 month old has put me in similar positions before. I applaud your candidness!

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  8. Awesome post! Love it!

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  9. LOL, wow, this is so true.
    Way to nurse on request, mama! <3

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  10. That is so funny! Kids just don't care, they love their mommy (and their food) no matter what!

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  11. well.. allow me to stick my uninvited nose in and comment.(forgive the choice of words) No..call me weird but this is fairly disturbing on a couple of levels to me.. I think that breast feeding is beautiful, but should be a non toilet activity. To start with, it will create some terrible eating habits for the kid, and will put him in serious debt trying to pay off all of his therapy bills when he's older. Momma needs to be just a tad bit more responsible. I'm just sayin.

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    1. I'm fairly sure he'll continue to grow up as wonderfully as he has been so far, but thanks for chiming in.

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    2. Read the comments, talk to any bfing moms, this is hilariously, intrusively normal! What will he say in therapy, "I was nurtured on demand, I'm so loved HELP ME!" Nah. He'll be aight.

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    3. This is an extremely common thing. Pretty sure this kiddo is happy as a lark. NOT attending to a child's needs for nutrition and nourishment of soul are things that land people in therapy.

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    4. As a mom of three under three (8 weeks, 18 months, 35 months), sometimes kids don't wait. I can't stand to hear the youngest one cry, so there have been times (especially immediately PP when I was sick ALL the time) that I have been there and done that for BOTH our sakes. The two older ones can wait. . . sometimes. ;-)

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    5. I'm guessing chele doesn't have children because breastfeeding or not, potty time is never private time, lol.

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    6. I completely agree Erika! "Breastfeeding or not, Mommy's potty time is never private." It's a vacation if I ever get the chance to go potty alone!

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    7. OMG!! No one ever told me that BF'ing on the potty would lead to huge therapy bills! I didn't know it could lead to an adult that would compulsively eat while on the toilet! I'm so happy I never did it because I would hate to have accidentally forced my child into a reckless habit of only being able to eat while on the potty! Imagine if there was no potty around, like camping or something, and he starved himself because there was no place to eat! Oh the tragedy! He will never eat anywhere else! He's going to need therapy to cure his pain. They will put him on a 12 step program where one of the steps involves installing a toilet at the dinner table to "wean" him off the potty and back to the dinner table where it is more "responsible"!

      Phew! I'm glad for the enlightenment. I feel like I narrowly dodged that bullet!

      (what's really ironic about that post is that this is the same mentality of person that would tell people to not BF in public-- by doing it in a private bathroom...)

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    8. Our kids poop in their diapers while nursing. Why can't we poop in our toilet when nursing? If anyone needs future therapy, it will be us moms for witnessing our babies so obviously overdramatize pooping in the most grotesque ways they can think of!

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    9. I was thinking the same thing Sparklebug, they tell you not to nurse in public, they say, "can't you go in the bathroom or something?"

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  12. AAAAAAAA!!! Just shared it on my FB page! Sooooo true! You go mommy!!! Describes my life as well, but better than I ever could:))
    Thank you!!!

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    1. And here I thought I'd be all alone. ;)

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  13. LOL- this is why I love babywearing! I'm hands free and so much easier, no matter what I'm doing. Oh and I'm guessing you've mastered the art of wiping/flushing/washing your one hand while holding/positioning baby with the other?

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  14. hahaha, laughing at your picture, you could be me! love this post, thank you!

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  15. Kids need boundaries. That should be one of them. There was a pic going around a while ago of a a woman bfing in a bathroom because she was asked to cover up or something. People flipped about it! But it's ok as long as it's on your terms??? I would never allow my child to bf in the bathroom. It's unsanitary.

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    1. Clean your bathroom lol. It's no more unsanitary than nursing anywhere else, really. Well, if you nurse on the train, the bus, the museum, the library, the market, etc.

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    2. Just b/c this child is nursing in the bathroom doesn't mean she doesn't set appropriate boundaries. And, you either aren't a parent or are a very new parent b/c you used the words "I would never . . ." Never say never as a parent. The only appropriate usage of the word "never" with regards to parenting is that you NEVER know what you will do until . . .

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  16. It sounds like your son is really entering that phase of nursing where it sometimes can get a little demanding and at times maybe uncomfortable. I'm only going to say what I think may be helpful to some moms who may be reading this. If you ever get in a situation where you are not feeling good about nursing in a certain way with your toddler, it's OK to put limits and tell your child something like "wait until Mommy is done with this..." or something of that nature. Because they will inevitably ask to nurse in a situation where it's impossible or will be at your mental or physical discomfort. Once they are toddlers they can understand this, it's not like babies where their wants are their needs. I'm saying this as a breastfeeding counselor, homebirthing mother of 5 who is about as 'crunchy' as one could get. There's nothing wrong with a breastfeeding mom setting some guidelines, especially as the child gets older. Moms who do child-led weaning need to know that it's perfectly fine to set these guidelines/boundaries if they need to, especially once the child is at the age where it's wants are no longer their needs and they have the mental capacity to understand. Breastfeeding is a relationship, it's not all about the child's needs or all about the mom's needs, we as mothers need to do what will keep both happy.

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    1. That was a wonderful response. Well said.

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    2. Can you say you never breastfed your kid while on the toilet? I can't so I can't judge. I don't all the time; most of the time if that request is made I do refuse. But in the middle of the night when he was crying and I was on my way with him back to bed, yes, I nursed on the toilet. When I was sick (as she is in this picture) and too weak to put up a fight then deal with a crying toddler with hurt feelings, yes, I nursed on the toilet. She is ill. And even if she's not, her choice. As you say, if you're uncomfortable say "not right now" but if you are comfortable then you shouldn't have to be judged.

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    3. I don't think the poster above was judging in any way. I thought she had a very loving, understanding, thoughtful post as a BTDT mom. I nursed my kids longer than you can possibly imagine, and that toddler stage is the trickiest. I agree that to come through it without becoming resentful, it is essential to set limits. I'm not talking about babies, but toddlers. They need to be taught to respect you as a separate person. At the age of 2, my daughter probably nursed 10 times a day and I never nursed her on the toilet (though I will admit to nursing HER while she was on the potty as a bribe for potty training!). I totally get that sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. I just don't want people to think you *shouldn't* set limits for a nursing toddler (or older).

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    4. I am a home birthing, co-sleeping, baby-wearing mama. I nursed my daughter until she was 5 and weaned herself (at which time she wanted more of her own sleeping space so she got a cot NEXT TO the family bed. I nursed my son until he was 3 1/2. When his sister was born he nursed again briefly because he didn't want to be left out. He remained a co-sleeper until his baby sister "made too much noise" and he wanted a space of his own. I personally LOVE the pic of nursing on the potty. I have nursed both single and tandem in every imaginable position. When they want it, they want it. Over 20 years ago, when I was nursing my babies, there were MANY times where I had no other choice but to breast feed sitting on a toilet inside a bathroom stall. Times have changed and for the better! P.S. Anyone who wants to preach about setting limits for toddlers doesn't get it yet that toddlers aren't capable of understanding limits and restrictions yet. All they know is they are hungry or they want it and they can't have it. They are not yet able to understand conditional situations. Besides, what a smartie to see boobies at his level and then help himself to the buffet! P.P.S. New mommies learn very quickly to NEVER use the word "NEVER."(It will come back to slap you in the face over and over again!). OXOX

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    5. Yes it will! I learned that lesson about 'never!' go mama!

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  17. You are my hero. Thank you!

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  18. Who cares what someone else does in their own home? Sure a lot of the time I said no to breastfeeding when I was on the loo but sometimes the path of least resistance is the one that gets everyone through. Some days you just gotta do what you gotta do and seriously to comment all offended about it? Really? Are we that invested in other people's bathroom activities?

    Get your own blog and post all the pics you like of not breastfeeding on the loo. Post some of not breastfeeding in other places too in case someone finds it problematic that babies and children might breastfeed on buses (lordy! people are travelling!) or in shops (people are shopping!) or in banks (people are banking!) or on the beach (people are beaching. Oh I mean lying around half naked!) yada yada yada.

    A really funny pic of a moment most of us know. And it's your blog, you can post pics of what went into the toilet if you like! Your blog, your pics! Enjoy!

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  19. Blahahahahahahaha! Hahaha! Hahahaha!
    Oh I too have been there many times than I care to share! So funny to know it happens to other mothers too!

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    1. Exactly the reason I posted. I knew I couldn't be alone out there! :)

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  20. Totally hilarious pic - and very relatable. Thanks for being so real!

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  21. love this! your picture is making the rounds on facebook, pineterest, and babycenter and it's only been a couple days! so glad to know i'm not the only bf mom who has done this! rock on!

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    1. I posted this and then went away for a long weekend with my family, so I came back to all this ruckus. Wowzers! Who knew?!

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  22. I nursed on the toilet - many times (peeing, cause when I do sth else, I usually close the doors for my own comfort). I see your picture as a statement of authenticity, and this is just great! Not that we have to present ourselves in intimate situations to declare authenticity;), but motherhood is so often presented unrealistic, artificial, "say chees!" smiling, etc. I loved your post for beingg real and stating it, and I would feel totally safe with someone so real. When you are YOU, it's easier for me to be ME:) Hugs!:) / Anna Kaminska

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    1. You're the sweetest. Thank you so much for your words, Anna. :)

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  23. This is wonderful. I've BTDT so many times.It's nice to see someone finally put it out there since no one really ever speaks of it. Validates that this isn't as uncommon as someone would think. Thank You

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    1. Now I'm going to sound like a newbie...what is BTDT?

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  24. I've never read your blog before. I liked here from a BabyCenter post. My first thought was "too funny! Such a MOM moment!" I decided to read the comments because I assumed they would be equally funny in a "me too!" or "here's the embarrassing situation my kiddo put me in" that illustrate the bizarre situation we find ourselves in as moms that we never could have imagined. I honestly didn't expect it to get weird. For those who think it's unsanitary to nurse in your own bathroom-how is brushing your teeth in there any better (the toothbrush lives in there). I guess everyone has their own preferences, but accusing someone of being on a path that will end up with their kid in therapy is just absurd. To say "so what, you multitask" is missing the point. Thank you for your honesty. You've got a new reader in me. :)
    PS Your kid is ADORABLE
    PPS BTDT=been there done that

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    1. Well, welcome aboard, Mila! I'm glad to have you. :) And I would've been surprised by the snarky comments, too, had I not been doing this for a while now. Nothing surprises me anymore. ;)
      And thanks for the post scripts...both of them!

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  25. The only issue here is one of boundaries. If the child is nurtured on demand without being told no occasionally, then the child grows into an adult expecting the same thing from his girlfriend.

    Healthy boundaries are an important part of growing up because people will not always say yes to you, and the child needs to learn to see and respect that.

    I also think breastfeeding is more than just milk giving, but also a sacred moment and should be done with respect.

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    1. It sounds as though you wish for me to subscribe to the boundaries with which you are comfortable, however. We all have boundaries and set them as we see fit. It is much more important that me that my son get what he needs when he needs it if I am able to provide it than I have alone time in the bathroom. He is learning respect by being respected.

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    2. I love that! Learning to respect by being respected! And I love your picture, so honest. My little man is 16 months and I have nursed in so many places and positions lol (including the toilet ) thanks for making me feel good about it!

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  26. That's great. I think the difference between your situation and mine is that you had someone on hand to capture the moment on camera where as I usually don't haha

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  27. My six-year old (breastfed until 2) just said, "Is that a real lady?" And I said, "Yes." Then she said, "That is real, real real bamboo!" I love that breastfeeding is just another mom thing to her. no embarrassment, no giggles. Thanks to moms like you :) And me, too, I guess :D

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  28. LOL I love this! Thanks for sharing this. The comments kind of bummed me out, though. Pretty sure even non breastfeeding mamas don't get a break when they're in the bathroom. My nearly 3 year old is always barging in crying to sit on my lap or something LOL. She is JUUUUST starting to learn the meaning of the word "privacy"..... while my 9 month old is coming in to nurse as soon as I sit down. Sigh! :)

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    1. Don't let the comments get to you. Every mother of a breastfeeding toddler knows the real deal and can completely commiserate. :)

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  29. Life..is funny:) This is a fantastic distillation of the life of a mother. Thank you for being brave, thank you for sharing. You've made my week:) I don't feel so alone! hehe Hope you feel better!

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  30. I think some folks missed the point and aren't much for finding humor in real life situations. I was under the impression this was suppose to be funny because a lot of bfing moms can relate. Simple as that. I think some of the comments should be moved to a help board/forum other than here. I've been there and think it's pretty funny. The life of a mom : ) I definitely agree with the never say never comment it's so true.

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  31. We value teaching respect for mommy, which means if the child can understand that mommy is going to the bathroom, the child is also old enough to be respectful of mommy and not nurse while mommy is doing this. I've nursed three kids, and only once with an infant did I need to multi-task in this way - because she's an infant and she doesn't understand. But no, I don't believe kids should be nursed because they scream for nursing (they can ask politely), or that they should feel welcome to run up and pull up mom's shirt. They can respect mom's body just like mom respects theirs. I have no problem with kids nursing for years, but if mom is doing this to satisfy their every whimper, these kids aren't going to be secure- they're going to be self-centered and disrespectful, because they've been taught for years that they get what they want whenever they want it.

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    1. We also value respect. We respect each other in this home. That means attending to the needs of one another. I teach him respect by respecting him and his needs. I lead by example, which is exactly what I was doing in this photo.

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  32. omg i am laughing out loud right now this is so funny. as a mother i understand that bathroom time well it will not be alone time for a long time.unlike you i have never done this before but if it ever came to my children wanting to drinking well i was on the loo or listen to them crying well i know i would shove it in there mouth, even more so if your sick which you were lol....but you made my day better. what a great mommy you are... hope you are feeling alot better

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  33. I can't believe it, one of my mother's groups linked to this post! I had heard about it (from you!) but I didn't know the link.

    ...and I want to just say- Oh my gosh! I wish TIME would have put you on the cover! You are awesome! That beats my son standing up on a chair by a mile. Way better- and so true to life. Toddler nursing happens standing, sitting, crouching, up-side-down, and every other odd way you can imagine!

    Thank you for posting this- FYI your mom is awesome for taking it!!!

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    1. Hahahahaha, we've definitely both breastfed while in all sorts of crazy positions, because that's what breastfeeding mothers of toddlers do, right? Crazy, wonderful, amazing kids!

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  34. You are my hero! Thank you for shedding light and humility on the daily endeavors of a breastfeeding mom. :)

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  35. this is brilliant. i love it

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  36. Been there. Oh except I am on my iPhone and nursing and pooping. Lol! Not enough hours in the day! This is being a mom and not even a bad side of it in my opinion. My bathroom is probably cleaner than most peoples kitchen so I am not worried about being sanitary.

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    1. I agree! There's nothing bad about this. It's just another part of motherhood. I'm just so thrilled to even BE a mom, I couldn't care less about stuff like this. I'm just overjoyed to have a babe to breastfeed anywhere, anytime! :)

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  37. oh, lady, i BF while getting a pap smear a couple months ago. we are warriors! thanks for keeping it real!

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  38. As someone with crohn's disease I spend an ungodly amount of time in the bathroom and I have to take my 2 month old w/ me to nurse a LOT! This picture just made my day... I thought I was the only one!

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    1. I have ulcerative colitis and possible celiacs disease. I too spend an awfully long time on the toilet when I accidentally ingest wheat. If I close the door, my 17 month old knocks and yells until I open it. He will ask to nurse even when it smells TERRIBLE in there.

      You are not alone. Sometimes my kid even steals the toilet paper!

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    2. You're not alone by a long shot! :D

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  39. This photo is the epitome of REAL. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. I've reblogged this. You had the little button, so I took it! :-) http://haute-milk.blogspot.com/2012/08/reblog-zen-parenting-my-own-time.html

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    1. Hahahaha, well, thanks! But I rock no more than any other breastfeeding mama. We all do the same thing, right? :)

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  43. You are Awesome! Love this post! It made me cry laughing! In understanding-- thank you for sharing, keeping it real... This is what it is like to bf a toddler- not that pic on Time!

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  45. hahaha ... i can't believe you posted this ... you're funny ... and real ... love it!

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  46. Love this!! Thanks for Sharing! It's a preview of what i have to look forward to as my 9 mth old daughter grows!!

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  47. Love, love, love this. Thank you for being you.

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  48. Thank you for being real. Thank you for normalizing it all. Biggest sigh of relief I've ever experienced! Thank you so much!!

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  49. You are a filthy being...period!

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  50. And this right here.... is why I follow what you do! You don't put on a pretend show. This is real life for a BFing mama. You are amazing!

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  51. This totally made me lol :D You are a better mommy than me. I can't stand nursing in the bathroom.
    I don't see a problem with it it you don't mind doing it though.

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  52. Lol Lol Lol Omgosh this is the story of my life, it's so refreshing to see someone else doing it! I'm 21 nursing my 2nd nursling of 11.5 months & I think I can say.. I've nursed a LOT of places.. potty & tub included.. I'd always think "I have to be the only one" but nope, I'm not :) Keep on normalizing <3

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    1. Oh no, you are FAR from alone, as you can see by the other comments. (Ignore the ugly ones.)

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  53. I have done this many many times. I giggled loudly when I saw this picture and showed it to my husband. He laughed too because he remembers me having to do this. Life nursing a big kid sure can be weird sometimes. I never would've imagined this when I was pregnant that's for sure!

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  54. Well done!
    This is a very brave, and more importantly, real post and picture.
    This isn't the glamorized world of TV and magazines, this is what really happens, and more people need to see images like this.
    Awesome!

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  55. I'm just wondering if the word no ever enters into the equation or if raising entitled children is your goal. Children one and up understand the word no. And if they cry than it's a great time for them to learn how to self sooth. Mommy needs privacy because she is not just a means of food but a person with needs also. The child needs to see you in this way or will grow up expecting you to fill all needs at all times. I'm not saying this is gross or weird, I'm saying mom needs to say no and show that she has needs and they are important also. -my children are 18 and 12 years old, I speak from experience.

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    1. If I needed to say no, I would have. But I didn't. He needed me. So he got me.

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    2. Self Soothing has been proven over and over to be a total crock made up by researchers/doctors who made a fortune off of the idea while babies suffered for it. Well said Zen parenting, just because you don't reject your child constantly does not mean they don't know what "no" means. Ridiculous.

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  56. I breastfed my twins and a couple of years later my singleton babe and I would never bf while in the toilet. I personally think its unsanitary. I would never bf in a public restroom nor my own "clean" restroom. I just wonder where you draw your line? Many have said when they want it they want it??? I just hope there are times you say "not now" or have your door locked when other inappropriate times arise!

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  57. No, I do not lock my child out and away when he needs me. How is it unsanitary? My boobs are clean regardless of where we are.

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    1. So when you are intimate with your partner, you will not lock them out? You will bf then if needed?

      And how is this unsanitary? They have done multiple tests showing feces on toothbrushes that are in the same room...a bathroom is unsanitary. Will you take a sandwich into your restroom and eat it while your husband/partner poops? It's just common sense.

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    2. No, I do not lock a door, but that is because our son is asleep in the bed in which we cosleep and we are elsewhere. However, yes, if he woke up mid-sex and needed me, I would attend to him.
      My boobs are in the bathroom with me whether he is there eating or not. Should I shower after every trip to the toilet to ensure my breasts have no cooties?

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    3. It's not the act of your breasts being out, but the act of eating while in the restroom. Again...eat your meals in your restroom for a week and see if it still feels acceptable. If it is then kudos to you at least you thought about it.

      And the whole sex thing...I just pray you would at least stop what you were doing before you "attend" to him.

      My whole point is...there are times that are inappropriate to bf. In my mind only a few which one is when using the restroom and second during intimate adult moments. You have to say "Not now" sometimes...doesn't make you a bad mother. I've given my thoughts and I respect yours as long as (1) you would also feel it OK for you to eat in the restroom while someone is pooping and (2) you stop having sex before "tending to your child's needs"

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  58. I don't wish to eat while in the bathroom, nor would I ever relegate my son to eating in one. However, if that's where he wants it, that's where he gets it.

    And no, I just keep right on humping away while I breastfeed my son. C'mon, Kris... -___-

    You're free to say "not now" if and when you wish to. I'm free to attend to my son's needs when my son needs me.

    As you'll see via comments on my FB page and on this blog, I'm far from alone. And that was the whole point of this post - to let other mothers know they're not alone.

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    1. There is nothing wrong with her son eating! He was hungry! Come on mama's Do your kids not try to come into the bathroom when they want something whether it be food or something else? If you are a mom who thinks taking care of your kid while on the toilet is wrong, then you are kidding yourself....we all have taken care of a need of some kind or another while brushing our teeth or using the toilet. Get over it Kris & anyone else with a problem. Geez. :)

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  59. OK...I'm done after this... why do you not wish to eat in the bathroom? And please don't say because you don't want to...really...WHY???

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    1. Kris, I don't want to be forced to eat there, nor do I wish my son to be forced to eat there. However, I'm certainly not opposed to chowing down in a bubble bath if the mood strikes. I eat where I like, just like my son. That's what he was doing here.

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  60. My daughter is now weaned but this was me several times! She always had to have both sides out and always when I was in the middle of something whether it be the toilet or something else.

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  61. I loved seeing this! I am unfortunately hyper sensitive sometimes about being touched and during pooping is one of them so I sometimes have to deal with crying babies and toddlers when I'm on the toilet - I wish I could do your scenario, it would be so much more pleasant for everyone! Kudos!

    And Kris Garcias, I'm so sorry you have sex too rarely to ever have to deal with your children waking up and needing you mid-act. You sounded like that was an alien concept to you. It's a part of life for parents having regular sex - breastfeeding when they wake up is just one tool of many that parents can use to soothe their young children back to sleep. It can be a weird brain-switch from lover to breastfeeding mom in a matter of seconds but you gotta do what you gotta do.
    PS. I've totally eaten in the bathroom while a family member was on the toilet, if we happened to be mid conversation or something like that. I've also eaten while on the toilet myself, occasionally. I'm still alive and well. :)
    Plus, has anyone ever told you that exposure to germs is GOOD for building strong immune systems? Not that there are going to be any more germs than normal on a mom's breasts anyway. My daughter licked visitors' shoes as a baby - yes I thought it was gross and tried to prevent it but it happened from time to time. She has, by far, the strongest immune system of anyone in the family and I often wonder if it was indeed her early exposure to germs that helped that.

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  62. CHuckling so hard I'm in tears!! Before becoming a mom, I would have totally judged, but now that I'm approaching 17 months nursing my first, I totally understand and definitely can relate. Best picture ever and I applaud you for having the guts to post it!

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  63. I don't think.this needs to be overanalysed ..jeesh. It's just funny normality of being a mum. Enjoy it at face value without the need to make smart,' helpful' comments. Laughing here because , like most good jokes or anecdotes, it's so true - and a fabulous photo! hahaha

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  64. I have also been caught in this position (also on Facebook). It's either give up the boob or hear kiddo crying outside a locked bathroom door. I feel so much better knowing that I'm not alone :-)

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  65. I am glad my Son is not the only one who insists on having access to both breasts, one is just not good enough. If one is all he gets he will start yelling boooob! in a deep mad at mommy voice.
    I am lucky that he has some etiquette and does not do this in public. He is a polite nurser when we are not home.

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  66. It looks to me like he came in and pretended to be hungry just so he could glance down at your tablet and make sure you weren't posting anything about him! :)

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  67. :) My son does that 'both boobs or else' thing too! :) lol And yes, I've been caught in this position once or twice, it was easier than hearing him wail. Thankfully doesn't happen every day!

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  68. I don't think any picture has ever made me miss breastfeeding more than this. It's just so... REAL. Thank you for sharing this!

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  69. Wow! I simply can not believe the complete BS that has been spewed toward you, your son and red haired children/people in general! My daughter is 10 years old - she has BEAUTIFUL RED HAIR, pale skin and freckles - I LOVE red-haired children! You child is beautiful and shame on anyone who says differently! People can sicken you to your core sometimes! I'm so sorry!

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  70. Made me LOL! It is so true! Also, I'm a redhead! Rock on!

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  71. You're a disgrace.

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    1. and ur an ass. glad we got that covered..

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  72. omg that is so me. kudos to u for the honest pic

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  73. i think you all are gross would you like to eat were you shit

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  74. I'm saving this picture, and will use it to masturbate to. Wish I could see the pussy, but seeing that side ass, and thise tits will do. ;) Love this day and age where ppl post everything online.

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