Hello!

Why not take a ‘Brelfie’? A term I am only very new to hearing of but very guilty of taking part in.

Seriously though, is there really anything cuter than watching your child feed, no matter how you feed (breast or bottle) – it’s just so freaking adorable watching them drift off from the cuddles and the yummy milk that’s warming their little tummies.

I take photos of Lincoln feeding ALL the time, and some would say I post pictures of him feeding ALL the time as well.

It’s really not that often, but that’s not the point. I’ve been told a few times that the photos I take of Lincoln breastfeeding, shouldn’t be on social media, and that people DON’T need to see or be ‘included’ in our breastfeeding journey.

The thing is, people are not included in our breastfeeding journey, that’s between Lincoln and I. But if I want to upload a cute as heck photo (or 1,748,382,960) that’s up to me, and not up to anyone else.



When will people learn that if they’ve nothing positive to say, to just not bother saying anything at all?

This is plastered all over the Internet, but I feel as if a lot of the time I have to remind people that a breast has only been sexualised by the modern day media and the way it’s presented is completely out of context 80% of the time. If I want to share a photo of my son breastfeeding then I will, and I have the right to do so without anyone commenting negatively. It’s NOT SEXUAL. Which means you SHOULD NOT BE OFFENDED. Why? Because my son is EATING.

I’ve just spoken to a woman about it on a thread I created, who put it beautifully:

“Be firm. It’s your boob, your son and your breastfeeding relationship and to have anyone try to negatively impact on that is not acceptable. You are doing an amazing job, providing a precious gift, nurturing a strong bond and growing a beautiful boy. Stand your ground with unwaivering pride mumma. You don’t need (negative) opinion(s) in your life and your son definitely doesn’t.”

Do you take ‘brelfie’s’? Have you been made to feel uncomfortable? Share in the comments below.

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  • Yes, I think it’s something you should be proud of.

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  • I took some when I was in hospital because my prems were so tiny, my boobs were double the size of the babies heheheh

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  • wait.. first.. let me take a brelfie …lol

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  • This is on my to do list. I so enjoy breast feeding, I would love to get a brelfie or two..or three…or more

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  • Its strange the way people still view breastfeeding

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  • It really gives me thoughts to think…. if not posting, we can keep these for our memories…. so wonderful

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  • Guilty times 5 fully BF Kiddies – last newborns were twins..No Brelfies posted online LOL, but indeed great memories to keep..love it!

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  • I’m a bf mum and very proud of it. I wouldn’t take a belfie though, but that’s because I wouldn’t take a selfie. I hate cameras lol.

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  • Wish I had thought of this. Would have been beautiful with my twins

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  • just so good

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  • I wish I thought of doing this! I was too caught up in the moment of watching my children feed, I only have my precious memories now.

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  • I think they arevthe best memories but mine are all personal causevthey are not share worthy

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  • Not to sure what to think, my first was throw the phone and enjoy your bub.

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  • I fed all my three kids. First one, for 20 months, second for 18 months and the last one for 4 years. All over Australia, and in NZ and in public, whenever baby needed it. Never had any issues. Even in Church. I am one of those people who really does not care what others think so I never even noticed if somebody did feel uncomfortable.

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  • Gorgeous photo – be proud of your beautiful son, be proud of yourself, and be proud to help make breastfeeding a normal part of our culture!

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