There are a number of criticisms that you may hear or have heard (even if just through the grape vine) in regards to breastfeeding in public!
Here are a few responses you may have:
“It’s normal, breasts were created to produce milk, so that the woman can feed her young. I mean, scientifically…”
“F*** you! Get over it, you p****!”
“Oh, deary was I…, golly, no, I did not meant to offend you! I’ll just pop them away.”
- You may have these responses, but I do not recommend them!
For one you need not explain your why to anyone. It is literally none of their business because The Breastfeeding Police do no exist.
Secondly, negativity and aggression met with negativity and aggression won’t end well. And we are all about the feel good factor!
And lastly, nobody likes a push over and if you take this approach too often it’s likely you’ll stop breastfeeding sooner than you planned. Don’t let them win.
The best thing for you and your baby is to continue your breastfeeding practices for as long as possible. The best thing for you to do should you find yourself in a situation criticism or hostility is to remain calm and issue your response assertively.
“I’m protected by the 2010 UK Equality Act: a law which bans unfair treatment. If you wish to continue to verbally harass me we can take this further legally.”
Or hand them one of our: STOP, I’m Free to Feed cards! Click here for a free download!
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
You are entitled to feed freely in public in the UK. If you are not in the UK check which laws your are protected by.
Be Brave, Mama!
Like wine? You can still drink it, even if you are an exclusive breastfeeder!
Using Fre White Zinfandel Rosé
What you will need:
- Fre White Zinfandel Rosé
- Strawberry Syrup
- Rose water
It’s perhaps the easiest cocktail / mocktail you’ll ever make!
Happy Holidays x
Do you like wine?
I’m sure you do, because who doesn’t.
I have not had an alcoholic beverage for the best part of a year maybe even more than that. But it’s Christmas time again and this Christmas I wanted to join in with the festivities: eat, drink and be merry. So I went on a hunt to find a wine I can drink while being a breastfeeding mama.
Initially I felt like I had no hope because I didn’t think there be a Y not there for me to drink as a breastfeeding women and because I am so adamant I want to breastfeed exclusively from the breast I sort of made up in my mind I wasn’t gonna have a drink I wouldn’t have any wine. I am more of a spirit drinker to be honest I love my gin and tonic I love a good whiskey and Coke but I can settle for a wank because I don’t think there’s any books bring a spirit out there with a girl.
The first time ever came across a non-alcoholic wine was when I was in college and a friend and I went out intentionally to get a little bit tipsy or should I say drunk because in the UK that’s what you do. At the time we were college students and we had very little money so we wanted to buy the cheapest wine that was on the market.
We spent a grand total of 3 pounds. Twice. Before we realised the alcohol content was zero. At the time I was incredibly disappointed and frustrated because I had ‘wasted’ all of £6. But now I am very grateful for that experience because memory serves me well and I can use that experience to cater for my present situation, I can drink wine as a breastfeeding mama! Yay.
FRE offers a range of Non-Alcoholic / Alcohol Removed Wine and Champagne
These FRE Wines were from Asda.
- Fre White Zinfandel Rosé £2.98
- Fre Chardonnay £2.98
Some Other Alcohol Free Wines are
Eisberg Carbernet Red: £3.50 TESCO
BEES KNEES SPARKLING ROSE: £3.50, MORRISONS
Romance en Blanc Organic White: £7.99 Alcoholfree.co.uk
Happy Holidays x
No matter what any one tells you, breast is best!
Breast milk is best for you and your baby, and the benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. In addition to containing all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs in the first six months of life, breast milk is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illness.
I have been labeled somewhat of a breastfeeding fanatic. I prefer the term breastfeeding advocate. I never thought much about breastfeeding before I was pregnant, nor did I think much about it while I was pregnant. But now I’m with my baby girl, there’s nothing I’d rather do.
I’m not necessarily a wholesome and super health conscious type of person. But I do what I can… and since breast milk is the super food of the year, no, of the century (and far beyond)… I hope to extend this breastfeeding journey for as long as possible.
So, if you have the choice, choose breast milk!