Most breastfeeding mums have a funny story or two to tell about embarrassing moments from feeding in public. But I think my friend Jane’s story about flashing her boob to the postman is up there in my favorites…I just had to share it with you.
Just weeks after Jane’s daughter had been born, the postman rang the door bell mid-feed. Jane leapt straight up, unlatched babe (and the door) and signed for the parcel that had been delivered. She didn’t really notice the strange behaviour from the postman because of her total exhaustion that comes with the territory in the early days of a new-born. Only when she sat back down to continue feeding her baby, did she realise that her left boob had been left out of her top – ekkk, she’d forgotten to tuck it away before dashing to the door. So the postman got a full frontal flash – which lasted for the full duration of the pacel signing. Poor Jane, and poor postman for that matter. Even if he was the most heterosexual of males, I’m not sure that’s the kind of context that he wanted to do some boobie ogling.
By all accounts (well Jane’s accounts that is), it has taken the postman months to be able to look her in the eye again.
I’ve had nothing near that scale of embarrasment I’m pleased to say. I don’t want to tempt fate though, there’s still time for me yet. What about you? Do share, please.