I had plenty of concerns when it came to breastfeeding, many of which were unique to my situation and many of which were, I suspect, are actually the weird things all breastfeeding moms worry about. However, and honestly, even the "weird things" that bombard a nursing mom's mind, make sense.
Breastfeeding requires you to think about your own breasts, in detail, and in a way you (probably) never have before. You’re learning and mastering new bodily functions, and you’re coordinating it all with the needs of a tiny being who is completely dependent on you. It’s strange, if you think about it, especially given that it’s been, oh, a couple decades since I last had to learn about managing my own bodily fluids.
In fact, I still remember how my polite co-worker gave me a blank face as I tried to explain that needing to pump was not unlike needing to use the bathroom. As in, I could manage the need temporarily, but eventually the body always wins (or I’ll end up paying the price for it later). I can’t blame that polite co-worker, or her reaction, though. I’d probably have reacted the same way if I wasn’t the one who had to use a breast pump at work. And now that I’m preparing to do it again, with the arrival of my second child a few short months away, I’m being reminded of all the strange things that will become normal for me to think about: