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My favourite breastfeeding moment...

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Coochicoo Thu 25-Jun-09 10:44:40

My dd is 11 months old. When I get her into position for a bf and go to unclip my bra, she starts giggling and kicking her legs like a maniac. She gets so excited about it!

I love that moment.

That and the eyes rolling back just after she's latched on. I do the same when I eat chocolate. It must be good stuff!

Just though I'd share, and I'd love to hear about your favourite moments!

StealthPolarBear Thu 25-Jun-09 10:51:59

Mine's the falling off half asleep thing, all relaxed - DS doesn't do that anymore, I have to put him down while he's still latched on (he does let go on the way down otherwise that would be painful!!)

Coochicoo Thu 25-Jun-09 11:06:30

Oh yes. We used to have the falling off half asleep thing, then mad panic searching with eyes closed for the nipple. Reminded me of a baby bird waiting for food!

incacat Thu 25-Jun-09 11:11:37

When she is full and her cheeks are all red and she looks like a little hamster. Her eyes roll back and she gives a tiny smile..."thanks, Mummy..". Also at night when it's just us. So peaceful, especially with the other 3 fast asleep!

AliGrylls Thu 25-Jun-09 11:13:33

I had a lovely b.f. moment when I was in hospital following c section. The ward was really noisy and it always seemed to set him off crying too. On the second night when it started to get noisy i took him into my bed pulled his blanket over his ears and fed him. It was the first time I saw him so peaceful and contented and I think it was also the first time it hit me that I had a baby. I felt so overwhelmed with love and so happy.

belgo Thu 25-Jun-09 11:13:51

grin I love that too.

stripeypineapple Thu 25-Jun-09 11:22:15

One of my sweetest memories of when DD was a baby was when she was about two years old, it was Christmas time and she had a rotten cold and couldn't breathe through her nose and therefore couldn't feed properly.

She only used the boob for going to sleep at night and nap times by this stage or if she needed some comfort.

We were in bed and I offered my boob and she tried but couldn't breathe so instead she gave me a kind of "I know what to do" look and just took my boob in her hands and put her face right in it and nuzzled, she was quite content with that and went off to sleep.

I still miss BF now. She is 7. sad

TrinityRhino Thu 25-Jun-09 11:24:51

gecko had a problem with not being able to breathe through her nose to feed the other week

she is 2.3 and uses it to go to sleep

she was a little bit frustrated and was saying

'mummy, my nose not working' grin

claireybee Thu 25-Jun-09 11:30:56

My favourite ever was after I'd followed Tiktok's advice for reducing supply-normally ds would wake up, scream, latch on, break on and off screaming, finish feeding, scream some more but this time he latched on, had a lovely peaceful gentle feed then fell asleep smile. I just thought "this is how it should be"

dawntigga Thu 25-Jun-09 14:52:46

He's only 9 weeks old but when he smiles whilst on the boob - I love that


MrsKitty Thu 25-Jun-09 15:01:50

When i was feeding DS he used to make the most wonderful contented noises-it was so relaxing and utterly adorable... "click click click click hmmmmmmmmmmmm click click click click hunnnnnnnnnnn ....." and so on!

Scaredycat3000 Thu 25-Jun-09 20:53:38

Love it all, smiling so much he loses his latch, holding on with both hands and looking round in a 'mine, all mine', his little hand tickling my side, I could go on, he's only 11 weeks grin

Worzsel Thu 25-Jun-09 21:11:08

Oh i love some of these stories grin

My most memorable moment so far was only yesterday. DD (4 1/2) sat in the park having a picnic so i am sat feeding Ds and Dd's sat feeding her dolly, top up and everything grin. I wish i'd have had someone to take our picture.

IlanaK Thu 25-Jun-09 21:16:19

Mine at the moment: 11 month old ds3 has just learned to clap and likes to do it a lot - including when he is feeding - I take it as a statment on the quality and taste of my milk

Jacksmama Thu 25-Jun-09 21:22:12

DS is 16 months and a little milk monster grin. I love it when he settles in my lap for a feed and cuddle, makes the little birdy mouth with eyes closed reaching for the nipple, latches on and then opens his eyes and looks straight at me. Ohhhhh [melting emoticon]... Also the little hand that reaches up and pats my chest, or the other hand that reaches around and pats my waist.
Even nicer when he nurses to sleep and pulls off, eyes closed, smacks his lips a couple of times, cuddles his head into the crook of my arm, Big Sigh, and he's off to sleep... aaaahhhhh...

<waves at Worzsel> Hi sweetie, how are you??

jumpjockey Thu 25-Jun-09 21:29:21

I loved when she was very tiny and it had taken us a good week to get the hang of latching on properly, she'd finally fed really thoroughly then fell off asleep with milky chops and just a blissed out expression on her face grin

and recently, when we're feeding lying down in the night and she reaches up with her hand to rest it on my other boob, looking at her little hand and thinking "I made that!"

preggersplayspop Thu 25-Jun-09 21:29:59

I liked it when my DS held my nipple between his teeth (very delicately), looked at me and grinned, as if to say 'clever huh?'. Made me laugh, he's such a little tinker and it really showed his cheeky personality.

Best moment was after I went to breastfeeding clinic when he was 4 days old because we really hadn't clicked with it all, and I heard him gulping and swallowing the milk properly for the first time.

Second best was when it stopped hurting me....only 6 weeks of toe-curling pain before we cracked it completely!

Jacksmama Thu 25-Jun-09 21:54:26

Oh, mine does the "hold the nipple gently between his teeth" thing, too - little stinker!! I don't really like it all that much, TBH - but the warning look I gave him seems to have stopped that for now. grin

The "I made that" moment still hits me. I occasionally look at him in disbelief that he's really mine.

GinaTonic Fri 26-Jun-09 04:30:20

When I think he's got his eyes closed and my attention wanders to the TV or laptop for a bit too long, I'll feel a warm hand on my cheek and when I look down, he pops his thumb in my mouth.grin

SesHasFinallyBecomeAMum Fri 26-Jun-09 05:33:48

This is a lovely thread to read.
DS is 7 weeks old tomorrow.
My favourite moment is still his first ever feed. Within 45 mins after he was born by CS, he latched on like a pro and stayed there suckling for more than an hour. I think we both felt v proud of ourselves.
Jacksmama - you describe that falling off the boob contentedness v well

you Fri 26-Jun-09 11:00:34

When DD was exactly 4 weeks old I took her to bed with me for a nap, she started feeding and I was singing away to her when she came off and gave me the biggest gummy grin grin. It was the first 'proper' smile she had, when was sure it was a 'real' happy smile, not just wind!

Now mostly ffing and I still love it when she comes off and grins at me. Bottle feeding can provide wondeful memories too smile

Jacksmama Fri 26-Jun-09 17:05:29

smile ses

Hulla Fri 26-Jun-09 19:35:17

My dd likes to stroke my face while she feeds.

I am also a big fan of the eye roll moment smile

smartiejake Fri 26-Jun-09 19:39:18

I just love those contented little grunts they make while they are feeding. (I miss BF too and mine are nearly 11 and 13)

CherryChoc Fri 26-Jun-09 20:13:16

When DS was newborn and he had finished feeding he used to come off, sigh, move his head slightly and lie on my boob just like a pillow.

Now it's when he giggles while feeding or gets himself into ridiculous positions, lol.


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