I never really thought much about it - I didn't want to do it so I didn't think how I would feel about it...
Tonight I was working with a pork loin for dinner so I had raw pork all over my hands and my 4 week old DD was snoozing in her bassinet. All of the sudden a boom went off (we live next to a military base so it happens) and startled her.
She woke up screaming then settled to crying very hard. I rushed to wash my hands to get her but damnit pork fat does not wash off easily. By the time I got to her it had been maybe a little over 45 seconds? My boobs were spraying milk and I was bawling. We were a serious mess. It's been three hours now and I still feel like garbage for not comforting her immediately. Hearing her cry is horrible.
How do people do it willingly? I know I didn't do anything wrong, babies cry and sometimes we have to let them for a second until its safe for us to comfort but damn, that sucks.