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Mum Truth: This is What Breastfeeding a Toddler Looks Like


Mouth on boob. Hand down shirt. Foot in face. No, it’s not a kinky version of Twister. It’s your typical day of breastfeeding a toddler.

Anytime is meal time, every position is on the table and your ability to discreetly breastfeed is officially a thing of the past.

If your toddler is constantly tugging at your shirt and has mastered the fine art of feeding standing up and upside down, then you’re doing it right.

toddler breastfeeding gymnastics
The stand-up feed. A classic toddler breastfeeding move. Source: Supplied

Yup. This is the next level of breastfeeding ladies and gents. And, if you’ve made it this far, then you know that breastfeeding a toddler is a lesson in flexibility and stamina, especially for your poor nipples. #somuchouch 

Need proof? We’ve stumbled upon a whole team of breastfeeding toddlers giving gold medal performances in breastfeeding acrobatics. How many of these breastfeeding gymnastics poses has your tiny terror mastered?

1. Downward facing boob

2.  Standing ovation

 3. Suck, suck, plank.

4. Balancing act

Why just feed when you can feed AND do a handstand?

5. Upsidedown nap

6. Bum up, boob out

7. Couch potato 

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For real! #breastfeedinggymnastics

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8. Booby bear hug 

Love this one!

9. Sock it to me

10. Double jab

11. Breast foot forward

12. Resting boob face

13. Pushing mum’s buttons

14. Hand and foot

15. Hair we go again

Yep. Breastfeeding a toddler is invasive, chaotic and painful. But, hey, it’s all part of the fun! What else is in store for your toddler days? Check out:

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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