One of my all time, least favourite moments of motherhood was not long after I had my son. I was standing on the bus, staring into space like a zombie while my child screamed in his buggy. I was at that point where I actually couldn’t even hear him any longer, all I knew was I’d be home in five minutes and I would hopefully never have to see any of these people ever again. Then I looked down at my denim shirt. Patches. Massive, soaking patches. No denying it. Teenage boys were staring. It was awkward. That’s when I texted my best mate “I’m that woman on the bus with the screaming kid and the leaking boobs”. She wrote back “Hang in there Honey, I love you.”
While I miss his tiny chubby thighs and milk drunk expressions, I am SO glad those days are behind me. And I’m so grateful for friends who know the right thing to say. If you’re there now, right in the thick of it, hang in there, you’re not alone. Here’s a quick breastfeeding hack for you.
It’s not the most photogenic hack and sure, you can’t do this on the bus, but it’s a good one if you run out of breast pads. Just chop a regular pad in half. You got this!
This hack is the brainchild of my fabulous friend Cat from Not So Smug Now.
Life hacks every Monday on Ladyland. Have you got a good one?