Monday, October 01, 2007

BF activism - get 'em out, ladies!

As a proud breastfeeding mama, I have to say a big raspberry to Facebook for banning BF photos. I have a very tiny toe-hold there, mainly to keep in touch with a UK-living friend of mine, but think I'm just going to have to give it the old heave-ho.

I'm just about at the end of the breast-feeding thing now - no day-time feeds any more, just a micro-suck at bed-time, and the morning milkshake - but I always made conscious choices to feed the wee man where and when I felt it was appropriate ie. not in a toilet resembling a bus stop labelled "parent's room" to keep bf-ing mums out of the public eye. I didn't try to be in-your-face, just being a normal loving mama doing the completely natural and non-***ual.

So breastfeeding mamas, don't be embarrassed by other people's PC hangups and twisted morality - you know you're doing something right and special and wholesome. Get 'em out and give the bubba one for the home team...better yet, give 'em two!


Mrs. G. said...

I haven't breastfed in over eleven years and I would have assumed that this kind of kerfuffle over working breasts was long dead. Sigh. Maybe if Heidi Klum was nursing on the cover of the Victoria Secret's catalog this issue could be put to there's an image. Nice blog.

mountainmama said...

Thanks so much for your comment, Mrs.G. Loved the phrase "working breasts", because that is exactly what they are and really puts the whole thing in perspective. Hmm, not sure about the nursing Heidi on the VS catalog idea...might cloud the issue further for some of those poor boys who weren't breastfed and get copies of the catalog for alternative gratification!?! :)

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