Category Archives: Milk Mayhem

No use crying over spilled milk.


I was at the grocery store picking up a few things when I felt my milk coming, in fact, I was engorged.  I didn’t realize until I got up to pay for the items, that I had leaked. I had two large wet circles Read the rest of this entry

Talk about a major let-down.


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 Read the rest of this entry

The embarrassment starts even before they’re born!

So I was just starting my third trimester with our first child, when my husband and I went on vacation to visit his sisters and their families.  We spent the week relaxing and playing with our niece and nephew who were 2 and 3 at the time.  On our second to last day there, I had just finished a conversation with my brother-in-law and left the room to get ready to run an errand, when I looked down and saw two strategically placed wet spots on the front of my shirt.  I knew that milk leaking could (and often does) occur while breastfeeding, but I had no idea that it’s possible to actually start leaking milk while still pregnant!  The only thing I can figure is that spending time with our niece and nephew had gotten my hormones going, because I didn’t leak any more milk once we returned home. It was a very disconcerting way to learn that biology lesson!
-Shelby,  mother of 1