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« on: September 10, 2011 01:53:55 PM »

WARNING: frank discussion of breastfeeding and lady-booby-bits... it doesn't bother me so I don't know why it should bother you but, meh, the internet *shrug*

ok, so I spent pretty much... err... yup half my life being generally disappointed with my boobs... well... I've now found my boobs' secret talent. Apparently they're hella good at feeding babies (well... my baby... haven't tried them on other people's babies yet, although I am feeling I may have had quite a profitable career as a wetnurse if such careers still existed...)

I could wear a bra to bed and pad it with breast pads but I'm not sure that would solve the problem, plus I only have 2 nursing bras and I'm already having trouble washing them quickly enough, also, I like to be comfortable to sleep. You can of course *buy* nursing nightgowns but *pfft* that would involve MONEY...

So I took one of my vest tops and made this:

It literally took me 40 mins MAXIMUM and is completely going to solve my nighttime feeding/sleeping/not drowning problem :-) what you've got here is a stretchy cropped vest top, with an internal pocket (which I will be padding with cut-up old towels) and velcro fastening at the straps to enable night-time bleary eyed feeding.

want it? make it! I've written down the super easy instructions here.

x GS

« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011 03:03:28 PM »

Great idea!  I used to use cloth diapers folded up to stem the milk river.  Worked like a charm and were oh-so charming shoved in my bra.  I don't know how old your little one is, but the good news is that the drowning in breastmilk stops after a few months, or at least did for me.  The boobs don't give up their superhero status as excellent feeders of babies, but they get better at knowing when to give it a rest.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011 03:13:21 PM »

that is good to know haha especially since I'm expressing to build up a supply in the freezer, every time I wake up in a soggy nightshirt I just think "aww what a waste!!" The stuff gets everywhere! my husband is, thankfully, very good about the whole thing  Cheesy Cheesy

it is (of course) much better now than it was right in the beginning.. we've just passed the one month mark and things are.. yea... drippy haha.


« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011 12:58:34 PM »

Great post, great feeding top! That's inginuity!

Side note: I giggled at the beginning paragraphs there and thought that if that feeding-other-peoples-babies thing doesn't work out for you, you can ALWAYS call that new icecream parlour.... (I think it is in London)... They get a TON of money for a pint of boob-milk-icecream!!!!!

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