on breastfeeding (in public)

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

This is not a polemic post on breastfeeding (so much fuss has been raised after Elle's Magazine published on its cover a model feeding her 4 months old baby).
 
But I'd like to share my (current) experience. I do breastfeed. Seven to eight times a day. This mean such moments are driving my daily life.
 
I felt so much nervous, shy and maybe bigot at the idea of breastfeed my child in public.
But I was at the point that if I wanted to go out with friends, take a walk in the city centre or enjoy a meal out, I had to change attitude.
 
The first few times I did it when with friends and their babies. It's when I've realised there's nothing to be scared or ashamed about (tough some men eyes do make me feel uncomfortable...). This is the most natural thing in the world.
 
One of the positive side of breastfeeding is exactly that you can do it anytime, anywhere. No need to microwaves, or go to bar to warm milk or carry bottles around!
 
My LittleAngel is just 5 months old and he is not interested in food at all! This mean I still have some time ahead to keep on breastfeeding!
 

Here below: two pictures of me breastfeeding in public [one at a byke race, one at the restaurant on Mother's day] and Elle's cover.







3 comments :

  1. I absolutely love you about sharing this with your readers ! Thank you thank you ! I was born and raised in Africa. For us, breasfeeding in public is so normal that I can't imagine my futur life as a mommy without feeding my kid whenever he will need it.
    Thank you !!!

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  2. So glad to see you sooooo happy.
    I am all for breast feeding everywhere
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