Photographic Evidence of Why I Have Fat Babies

That’s 12 oz. of milk pumped in 12 hours I was away from my baby, straight from the fridge.

People always ask me if I make straight cream, or milkshakes in these boobs. Whatever it is, I joke that I was a dairy cow in another life… the kind they use to make ice cream… ice cream that makes you very chubby.

Like this:

Wow. She’s going to HATE ME for this when she gets older. But I just can’t resist. The ankle chub?? I die.

Leyna is 11.5 months old, and all ad revenue generated from this post is going directly to her future-therapy fund. 

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  1. ZOMFG I DIE OF THE CUTE CHUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My kids always start out as heffers, but then level off around 4-6 months old. Jolene has been in 12 month clothes since she was 4 months old. She’s now almost 8 mos and still in those same clothes. She’s just getting TALLER, but no heavier. I’d worry about that if my two other kids weren’t the same exact way. And she’s still on the fat end of the scale anyway. The cruel joke is that I had a HUGE oversupply and overactive letdown in the beginning, so I was making milk like a cow, but I was told not to pump it, otherwise it would have been worse. As soon as my period came back (5 mos) my milk supply TANKED, and now I make just enough to keep her fed. I can barely pump at all (which is super stressful since I’m trying to store a few ounces away for when I’m at births.) I wish I could have kept producing like that first few months for much longer, but a huge freezer stash just isn’t in the cards for me. I’m so jealous of your FULL bottles of milk! Good job, mama!

    • I have seen plenty of Jolene to know she is storing it all in her amazing cheeks! Your kids are super tall. I bet she’ll be, too. That is stressful about the pumping. I’m very, very lucky that I don’t have to pump often since it kills my supply, too. I did a number on it at Blogher this year, but we were able to work through it.

  2. WOW! That is ALOT of milk! It even looks creamy.

    I had trouble breast feeding. The first time as she just would not latch and the second because I was just not producing enough. 🙁

  3. My mom said she was a milk cow too. She told me her milk looked like melted vanilla ice cream when she pumped it, that’s why we were such fat little babies. Unfortunately, that is not a hereditary trait. I inherited my grandmother’s “blue milk” trait, along with my cousin. Basically watery, non-nutritive breastmilk. It sucked. But, I had a nice fat, round baby anyway from her love of formula. 🙂

  4. i was the same way! when Myles was 5 months old, i went to San Diego for roughly 48 hours – i came home with almost 100 ounces – he’s a total chunk – almost 2 and he just started losing his chub about 6 months ago! now he’s just solid and weighs a ton!!

  5. OMG! She is soo cute!

    My boys were and are chunks from my milk. My first I pumped exclusively for and just barely made enough. It must have been good stuff though bc he was rolly. My little guy now is almost a year and has more than tripled his birth weight. Breastfeeding is going great this time. 🙂

  6. Good job mama! Looks like operation fatten baby worked! How long do you nurse yours? DD2 is 10.5 months now, and if all goes as it did with DD1, I will nurse just a little over a year. I can’t believe it’s just around the corner!

  7. My milk looks like that too (milk stash twinsies 4 lyfe!!). I once got it in my head that if I could shake it enough it would turn into butter – which I think is absolutely true – but my arm got tired before it got solid so my experiment didn’t result in anything.

    Unfortunately, Caroline burns it off so fast with her refusal to hold still all she’s got left is some leg chub and a pot belly. At least it means she still fits in her 9 month clothes.

  8. Same here! Big baby, lots o milk! On a good day 16 oz in a 10 hour period! He’s getting taller and leaning out now, not sure how I feel about it!

  9. That’s what mine did when I pumped with her last time around. I loathe my pump so I am hanging out close to baby and insisting she nurses OR ELSE, lol. I thought it was normal to have a 1/4 inch of fat hanging out on the top of the milk, no? Ha!

  10. AHH! So cute! My babe is pretty chubby as well! 9 months old – 23lbs. But, sadly, I had trouble sustaining my supply when I went back to work. I was so upset, I even tried re-lactating (to no avail). My milk did NOT look like that, though. Have any secrets to share? Mine was pretty watery – odd, considering I’m not much of a water-drinker. I wish I could still be nursing – I miss it!j

  11. Awesome! Love the baby chub! My baby sumo wrestler was 9 lbs 12 oz at birth (probably a little heavier since she wasn’t weighed for 2 hrs after birth and had already made some dirty diaper). She was 20 lbs 5 oz and 26.5 in at 6 months. Her ped keeps asking me if I realize she is the size of a one year old…

    I pump 10 oz every morning either before or after she eats which is donated to supplement another baby.

    But hey, someone’s got to set the curve….

  12. I am the same way. I make big babies (9lbs 2 oz) and keep them big. She is 11.5 months, we just stopped nursing and she is over 25 pounds. Yay, for having boobies like a cow. 🙂

  13. I love it! I love my big babies. Baby chub is so yummy. Having milk like a cow is a wonderful thing.

    I was wondering if you could tell me where the blog about the Christmas tree handprint is. I can’t seem to find it and want a quick look before I try it with my daughter.

  14. OMG – I just want to munch on her thighs and pinch those butt cheeks! She’s completely adorable!

    I also have complete milk envy. I haven’t pumped this time around since I’m not working away from home, but with my first two, I would struggle to pump 6 ounces in 12 hours! Your milk supply is amazing. And it even just looks creamy!

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