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.
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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.