An intro and a short adventure in accidental breast feeding education.

My name’s Jessi and you’ll probably see me around quite a bit as a regular contributor for The Leaky Boob.  The world needs more laughter and smiles when it comes to boobs and the babies who claim them for months or even years at a time as their own personal all-you-can-eat buffet.  You can find me over at Talk Less, Dance More usually, although, lately I’ve been slacking majorly in the blog department.  Forgive me, I’ve got a lot on my plate these days.  Stop by and read one day if you’re bored or curious what life in China is like for the American mother of a 2 year old expecting twins.

Living in China and being the natural/crunchy mama that I am, I find a lot of impromptu moments to educate young women here about breastfeeding, natural parenting and birth.  A week or two ago I was having a conversation about the impending birth of our twins and the adventures in breastfeeding that I am sure we’ll encounter with a 20something year old Chinese girl friend.  A very strange look came over her face and she asked,”Oh my gosh!  How will you breast feed TWO babies at the same time?!”

I looked down at my chest, pointed to one boob, then the other and counted to two.  I looked up, gave her a wink and a grin and said, “With my two boobs…?”

She immediately dissolved into a fit of laughter and then hugged me and said, “You are so wise… and brave, and I think maybe a little crazy.  Good thing it is not 3 babies!”

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  1. ROFLMAO! I'm so glad you shared this here! And I'm glad we'll be blogging together, wish we could share a pint in person but after the Pandas make their appearance we'll have to do it over skype.

    Oh dear, 3 babies, whatever would one do! Maybe Total Recall was onto something. Since you're having a boy and a girl, are you going to paint one boob blue and one pink? 😉

    Hmmmmm, should I do an intro. post too?

  2. rocket.queen. says:

    Hopefully, one of these days we can orchestrate a visit stateside or Franceside and have a pint!

    I actually read the blogs of two awesome ladies who exclusively breastfeed triplets and it is such an inspiration.

    And yes! We need an intro!

  3. mandy_moo says:

    Jessi, you should share the links to the BFing triplet moms!!

  4. That is awesome! Do you do the diaper-free Chinese split-bottom pants thing with your oldest? I'm so fascinated by Chinese potty training theory!