Breastfeeding can be a wonderful bonding experience with your little one, but it can be equal parts frustrating, tiring, and challenging. That’s one reason it’s important to find humor in the ridiculousness of it all.
Whether your husband has miraculously slept through the five times the baby woke up in the middle of the night, you’re entering month 1,000 of breastfeeding and pumping or are just having a tough time with the whole undertaking, it’s important to take a moment and laugh.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite memes that capture the absurdity of it all.
15 Hilarious Breastfeeding Memes
Warning: The sleep deprivation is real and can sometimes cause resentment.
Cluster feeding is a nightmare for moms, not so much for the little ones.
The pump beckons (and will probably do the job of keeping you up due to the sound and discomfort).
Things are not going exactly to plan…
Breastfeeding can take up so, so much time – sometimes you’ve just got to eat a little something over your baby’s head.
Sometimes it’d be helpful if both parents could breastfeed…
Spoiler alert: Not every kid likes the bottle.
The phrase takes on a whole new meaning once you’re breastfeeding.
Seriously, teething takes breastfeeding to a whole new level.
So. Much. Water.
Getting ready for work while pumping is no joke.
Seriously, though, how long have I have been doing this?!
Breastfeeding a teething child is terrifying.
Cheers to all of the breastfeeding mamas out there!
You’ve got to fill all those hours you’re spending breastfeeding somehow, right?
We hope your breastfeeding experience is filled with more humor than frustration. When it’s looking like more of the latter, though, be sure to check back here for a laugh. Once your breastfeeding journey is over, we promise that you’ll look back and remember the baby snuggles and bonding more than the sleep deprivation and boob pain.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.