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trivial reasons to breastfeed: #274

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no need to ever wash your baby's face, just wait until she pulls off and gets squirted, rub it in, et voila!

LeninGuido Wed 04-Nov-09 18:12:50

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drivinmecrazy Wed 04-Nov-09 18:14:45

You can indulge in crap daytime TV without feeling the least bit guilty that the ironing hasn't been done in two weeks

WoTmania Wed 04-Nov-09 18:37:31

oxytocin grin

duchesse Wed 04-Nov-09 18:44:46

you don't have to feel guilty for not interracting actively with your baby while they feed as they are in a trance and have their eyes closed anyway.

i feel slightly guilty when I haven't ironed for 2 years!
And I think the blissed out feeding thing prob isn't exclusive to bf - I seem to remember DH looking pretty blissed out as he fed DS - they had identical expressions

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 04-Nov-09 18:48:20

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mawbroon Wed 04-Nov-09 20:16:00

You can do it when asleep.

Although I would not class sleeping as trivial grin

comewhinewithme Wed 04-Nov-09 20:19:57

You can piss your mother when your dd is one day old and she says "that'll last a week" she is now eating her words as dd is 6 months old grin.

You can read and feed.

You can have a bath and feed.

You can sleep and feed.

AnyFuleKno Wed 04-Nov-09 20:23:35

You can make dh fetch you things while you feed. The remote, snacks, drinks, the phone, magazines.

You have an excuse to leave the room at boring events if you want to.

It feels great to look at your strong healthy child after you've finished breastfeeding forever and think 'I did that'.

Restrainedrabbit Wed 04-Nov-09 20:24:31

Cake, cake, cake, cake, cake

WheeeFreshSparkleBang Wed 04-Nov-09 20:25:41

bf hormones make you sleep better

nuff said, for me! grin

MrsMotMot Wed 04-Nov-09 20:35:19

Even more cake.

No spots.

No periods.

No moodiness (above three quite obviously are related!)

Lovely oxytocin making me feel all loved up... ahhhh

Longtalljosie Wed 04-Nov-09 20:56:00

You can eat what the hell you want (but esp cake!). And you get to have a go at having big boobs!

I'm afraid some of these just aren't trivial enough (thinking particularly of cake!)

duchesse Thu 05-Nov-09 11:04:24

OK, OK, you want trivial?

Fully bf baby poo doesn't smell as bad.

StealthPolarBear Thu 05-Nov-09 13:44:04

i thought of another...but forgot it

StealthPolarBear Thu 05-Nov-09 13:45:00

oh yes, maternity underwears so practical yet stylish wink

stuffitllllama Thu 05-Nov-09 13:46:24

lovely temporary bosoms

StealthPolarBear Thu 05-Nov-09 13:46:47

being told 'well done' by strangers in supermarkets

stuffitllllama Thu 05-Nov-09 13:50:13

the comedy of having a breast larger than a human head and having to peer round it to check breathing

StealthPolarBear Thu 05-Nov-09 13:58:10

the joy and excitement in a newborns eyes as you unhook your bra
"all that? ... for me? ~"

StealthPolarBear Thu 05-Nov-09 14:00:24

well thats dd's face wash for the day

BunnyLebowski Thu 05-Nov-09 14:02:19

Watching dd squeal with delight as I undo my bra

Not having to spend money on formula/bottles

Being skinnier than before getting pregnant grin

catastrojb Thu 05-Nov-09 14:03:25

ooh, can i join in?!

you get to see your dc at least occasionally when visiting large and enthusiastically adoring family...

500 extra calories per day. at least 2 slices of cake, surely?

you can internet shop read MN read mind-expanding bbc news websites while feeding with no guilt...

jb (currently bf dd so tying with one hand as usual) xxx

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