My most embarrassing breastfeeding moment was actually a pumping moment. I was in my office at my job. I was lucky enough to have a private office with a door – so whenever I was pumping, I would close and lock the door for privacy, but would pump and participate in work via email or telephone or conference call – so I was always in touch. My boss at the time lived and worked at a site that was out of state – so it was rare that he was town and I needed to meet with him. I also needed to pump. I had been waiting for him to get off of his phone call so that we could meet. Finally, I decided he was going to be at least another 20 minutes so I went in my office to pump. About five minutes into pumping, I realized that I had forgotten to lock the door. I was attached to my pump, so I couldn’t get up and lock the door now, but the door was closed and most people wouldn’t just walk in they would knock.
A minute later, my boss knocks at the door and I shout “DON’T COME IN” and he opens the door. I dive under my desk and he turns around about as embarrassed as any man could possible get. Needless to say we had a very awkward meeting later day. Luckily I was wearing a nursing top – so there wasn’t much skin exposed at all.
My second most embarrassing moment was right after pumping at work. I had a meeting with the CEO of our company and I was in his office talking when I all-of-a-sudden realize that I had forgotten to redo the clasp on my bra after pumping. I was a 40G at the time – so my gigantic breasts were just floating free under my shirt – something that was very noticeable with such a large bosom. Once I realized what I had forgotten to do – it was all I could think about – I desperately waited for the conversation to finish so that I could leave and fix myself up – and I don’t remember A THING that he said to me because I was too busy stressing about my exposed bosom.
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