Breast feed dating men
Breast feed dating men
Earlier this week Philips Avent, a leading manufacturer of breast pumps, sterilisers and baby bottles, hosted a #breastdebate on twitter.You’d be forgiven if, even as an owner of breasts, you’re already feeling less than impressed.
Second, while I do believe these issues are important, I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re all now suffering from breast debate fatigue.
If it’s not breastfeeding in public, it’s Page Three, if it’s not Page Three, it’s the Convoy of Cleavage. And the more we talk about them, the less real your own can start to feel.
To be fair to the hosts of this particular breast debate, even they admitted “seems our debate isn’t such a ‘debate’ after all”.
Most contributors were hugely in favour of having the freedom to breastfeed wherever they needed to and wanted employers to be more supportive of women who continue breastfeeding after having returned to work. Of course, this is very much a self-selecting group.
Usually Twitter isn’t such a welcoming place for breastfeeding mothers, there being a coterie of tweeters eager to share their horror at having spotted a nursing mother out in broad daylight. #awkward A woman on my Facebook posted a picture of her breast feeding her kid.
For some, the mere sight of babe on tit is just too much: The only site of milk (soy) I expected to see this morning was in my cereal. Not cool So this woman was breast feeding her baby when I clocked in at work. I didn’t think I had boundaries but I might have just found them. You had to whip out your milk bags in the check out line? I’m not sure what’s worst: the stretchmarks, the shame of meeting someone’s eye, the fact that the most offensive thing someone’s seen on Facebook is a woman feeing her baby, or perhaps just the lack of coolness that’s being imposed on a train carriage.
What is it with young mothers and the need to expose their stretch marked boobs when breastfeeding their 5-year-olds? I suppose with the last one we can at least credit the tweeter with knowing what breastfeeding’s for (the clue’s in the “feeding” bit).Anyhow, I hope these guardians of public hygiene and moral propriety aren’t too traumatised.After all, if you can’t handle the sight of some breast, this isn’t the society for you.It infuriates me that while, on the one hand, we are debating the rights and wrongs of sexual objectification in the form of Page Three, on the other the active choice to use one’s breasts to feed an infant is positioned as transgressive and socially embarrassing.While we may question the impact of the image in a particular context, the choice to bare one’s breasts for money is just that, a choice.Meanwhile baring one’s breasts to feed a baby or young child is portrayed as inconsiderate and even narcissistic, a “need to expose”.