food I dropped on my baby while breastfeeding


I hate to be the master of the obvious here, but…it turns out breastfeeding is quite a commitment. I’m eight weeks into what I intend to be a six month stint – I believe it is a great and healthy thing for my child and I think it is indeed a wonderful bonding experience, but we’ll see if I actually make it that long.Β  Sitting in one place for these stretches gives me ants in my pants and makes me… ravenous. As a result, I have taken up snacking like it’s my new job. Basically, if Baby is going feed, then Mommy is too.

Of course, there are consequences. Snacking is an imperfect science: bite-sized morsels can easily give way to gravity, even in the most controlled scenarios, but things can get especially tricky when you’re also concentrating on the baby’s latch and scrolling through your DVR recordings for the latest episode of Portlandia.

This is all the long way of saying that food has been dropped. On my kid. Nothing was hot, nothing was sharp, and he was not harmed in this process. Only one crumb fell in his ear and I was able to stealthily pick it out with my pinky finger. And yes, a few tiny granules of salt once fell on his lip and I let them stay there – you say sodium, I say seasoning.

While I’m not exactly proud of this clumsiness, I decided somewhere along the way that these incidents needed to be documented:

Oops, Peanut Butter filled pretzels…


Looks like my Everything bagel lost a few seeds…


This piece of Trader Joe’s Organic Popcorn with Olive Oil almost got away – nice catch, little guy!…


It hardly seems fair that my son can’t partake in this Chocolate Almond Biscotti made by my friend Ann-Marie when she came to visit from Florida – he gave it a thumbs up nonetheless…


A lone cashew separated from his (trail) mix…


Carr’s Rosemary Cracker, anyone?


Every day should start with a Morning Bun (thanks for making the Starbucks run, Rob) …


Note: Lest you think I’m eating only junk food (and by the transitive property feeding that to my child), there have been lots of healthier selections as well – grapes, carrots, oranges – but for some reason these weren’t dropped. Perhaps I wasn’t so frantically gobbling them…

27 replies

  1. Just a thought: they sell these plastic cones you place around the dogs head and neck to keep him/her from scratching after surgery…can you guess where I am going with this …..funny blog Jocelyn.

  2. Oh my goodness, this is so sweet, and so funny! I giggled my way through this post (especially at the popcorn-on-head photo, and the little thumb photo). It brought back memories!

  3. HA! Too funny!! He’s like a convenience tray! Kind of like on airplanes… you must ask yourself how did you ever live without him?

    In all seriousness, your pics look like they were styled by a hip baby magazine. That orange pillow? Combined with the blues and grays… stylin’.

  4. So funny, Joc! I can relate…I don’t even want to know how many games of solitare I’ve played on my iPhone! Good luck making it to 6 months…you can do it:).

  5. Oh my gosh this had me rolling! Little popcorn head might need to be his new nickname. I’m just happy to see that you’re eating from all my favorite food groups! Carbs keep a mommy going… and with a sense of humor.
    Sure… we believe you’re eating vegetables. Yes, Oh, yes,… we believe you, Jocelyn. HA HA HA!

    That morning bun looks like it’s as big as he is! I like the idea of a plate with a hole in it that you can slide over your head. The mommy trough.
    I knew you were having fun with your little guy. So happy to laugh with you!

    • Thanks Stacey! Little popcorn head, ha! “LPH” I can see the monogram initials on the LL Bean totebag now…

      The mommy trough really needs to be trademarked immediately – I have scheduled ice cream for his next feeding…this could get ugly – if only I had a mommy/doggy trough at the ready!

      I swear on my first born child that we ate grapes and a few other things with nutritional value over here today…I swear! πŸ™‚

  6. Thanks for the thumbs up little man! I was wondering how the biscotti disappeared so quickly! Love the cinnamon roll shot! He must have been delicious himself after that photo shoot!

  7. As always, I am impressed with your photographs – and these with squirmy hungry tiny baby on lap and hands full of crumbling food – have you sprouted a third hand since giving birth?

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