Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Post in Which I Keep it Real about Poop

Totally hypothetical question - Let's say you're home alone with your 2 week old baby. She's flipping out a little and is clearly starving. You put her to your breast and she practically snarls as she latches on with a vengeance unbecoming of one so tiny and cute. She's sucking happily away when suddenly, you're overcome with the need to poop.

Sidebar for some background information: Let's also say that child birth has left you a little stitched up and backed up. Pooping is no longer a right, it's a privilege. When the need strikes, you need to take advantage or BAD THINGS could happen.

SO. What do you do? Is it possible that you might just walk to the bathroom with her still attached to the breast, pull your (thankfully elastic-waist) pants down with one hand while holding the baby to the boob with other, sit down, and poop while your daughter continues to eat lunch?

Just curious.

7 comments:

Tib said...

totally would!

cranky rae said...

LOL.

Kristen said...

oh, stool softener how I love you. let me count the ways...

Betsey said...

It's the only option isn't it? I had to pee something terrible one night and handed Emmi to David so I could make a quick run - oh it ruined the whole feeding. She refused to latch back on and screamed for a while then would only take a bottle. No need to risk this.

Mary Anne said...

this.is.awesome.

Kristin said...

I think I'm going to wait until Edie is 16 and then tell her this story.

Mandy Buchan said...

I swear that no fewer than five women have told me that they had to do this with a new born and I always thought I would in a heartbeat...but this is the first time that I've wondered how many times my mom pooped while breast feeding me...