About two weeks after giving birth to my son, I went shopping to buy some nursing bras. I had heard years before that when a nursing mother hears a baby cry, even one that isn’t hers, she will express milk. Sure enough, I was in a changing room, leaning over to put on a bra when I heard a baby cry and my boobs went crazy, spraying milk everywhere. No matter how hard I pressed against them with my arms, the milk was leaking faster than I could stop the flow. I didn’t have anything with me to dry myself. I saw a piece of tissue, the kind that’s inside a brand new shoe, lying on the floor, so I used that to wipe myself down. I was able to find a bra and get dressed but left feeling sticky from the dried up milk on my arms and hands. The carpet got a nice squirt, too.
Kathy, mother of 5