Breastfeeding isn’t all hard work! Mums and babies share so much more than feeding, or, being fed. For baby there’s all the warmth, contentment and feelings of security which mums can share. But there’s one special side to breastfeeding that only mums can really appreciate: those moments when you just want to lol! Here’s a few....


“When I was feeding my daughter she sneezed and head butted my boob squirting milk everywhere.. She had it coming out of her nose too lol..”


“I love the innocence of little ones, my niece (3) was saying to my mum ‘my teddy wouldn't go to sleep’ so my mum asked if he was still awake, she said "no, I just gave him some booby" and she’s so matter of fact with it. She'll also breastfeed her teddys while casually watching tv.”


“The best one was when my niece tried to breastfeed the guinea pig! Her brother wanted a go too but she informed him firmly that only ladies can breastfeed!”


"Just the other week, on a Saturday morning, I took my sons to a busy café to get something to eat. Jack (my eldest) found a table to sit at and it had a Sun newspaper on it. As I was putting Max (my baby) in his highchair, Jack started looking through the paper.

He stopped when he got to page 3 and said, quite loudly, 'Look mummy! That like you!', about the topless model. I smiled (thinking 'Oh, I wish!) and said, 'Why do you think that's like Mummy?'. He proudly replied, 'Because you always get your boobies out in front of everyone!'. "I had to very quickly explain to everyone on the surrounding tables that he meant when we were out and I had to breastfeed Max (which I had thought I managed to do quite discretely till now!).”


"My letdown reflex has always been strong. I was just starting to feed my daughter Gemma in my friend's kitchen while she made a brew. Suddenly Gemma latched off and my milk shot across the kitchen right towards my friend, who consequently leapt out the way, almost dropping the kettle! It must have shot five or six feet!”


“The other day I was over at my parents' house and breastfeeding my 2- month-old daughter. My dad sat down beside me and ask me out of nowhere, ‘Do you know what those little bumps around your nipple are for?’ I said, ‘No.’

He said, ‘That is Braille for suck here!’ After he said it his whole face turned red. I just died laughing not only at the joke, but how red his face got telling me it."

We’ve all had a good laugh at the men in our lives and the ridiculous ‘facts’ they come out with from one of their mates. But when you read some of the myths below you might wonder if we’re not just as bad girls!

Myth 1: “It’s not that popular, only a few women do it in this country”
Fact: 78% of women in England start breastfeeding.

Myth 2: “Breastfeeding will make my breasts saggy”
Fact: Breastfeeding doesn’t cause your breasts to sag, but the ageing process and losing or putting on weight can all have an effect.

Myth 3: “artificial formula* is basically the same as breast milk”
Fact: Infant formula isn’t the same as breast milk. It's not a living product so it doesn’t have the antibodies, living cells, enzymes or hormones that protect your baby from infections and diseases later in life.

Myth 4: “People don’t like women breastfeeding in public”
Fact: Surveys actually show that the majority of people don’t mind women breastfeeding in public at all. The more it’s done, the more normal it will become.

Myth 5: “Breastfeeding is easy for some women, but some don’t produce enough milk”
Fact: Almost all women are physically able to breastfeed. It’s a skill that every woman needs to learn and practise before it becomes easy. It happens more quickly for some women than others, but nearly all women can produce the amount of milk their baby needs.

Myth 6: “If I breastfeed I can’t have a sex life”
Fact: After you've had your baby you'll decide when it's time to have sex with your partner. The same hormone that helps to release your milk for the baby (oxytocin) is also made when you have sex. When having sex you may leak a little breast milk. This is normal.

Myth 7: “My breasts don't feel full, so I can't breastfeed”
Fact: Breasts do not have to feel full to produce plenty of milk. It is normal that a breastfeeding woman's breasts feel less full as her body adjusts to her baby's milk intake. This can happen suddenly and may occur as early as two weeks after birth or even earlier. The breast is never "empty" and also produces milk as the baby nurses.

* for more information on artificial formula click here