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!
Don’t want to buy more Nursing Clothes? Cropped Jumpers are a breastfeeding essential!
Well, no! I’m not going to go out in the winter at all! How am I going to feed the baby. I don’t want my nipples to freeze!
Is something I said all too often while I was still pregnant and completely clueless about breastfeeding!
I envisioned myself wearing my nursing vest under a puffa coat and having to get my nips out in the middle of the road, while I get covered in truck loads of snow!
I know that is a bit extreme! But I really didn’t know what to expect!
So I’ve been working on some Breastfeeding Style Hacks to share with you!
Why Should I Get Excited About This?
Well, because cropped jumpers already compliment most wardrobes! And they totally make sense post breastfeeding.
If you have one, you’re mostly set this winter! If you don’t, get one!
And get a good one, so that is does make sense post breastfeeding.
Pair with high waisted … anything! To keep tum as covered up as possible. Tuck in your H&M nursing vest and you’re good to go!
You’re simply going to pull the crop jumper up (only a little because it is cropped – yay) and pull your nursing vest down under your boob!
I’m Fine Whipping My Boob Out – I Don’t Need To Do This!
Even in the cold? Okay!
But what about abroad?
👆🏾As A Mummy On The Go – to foreign countries! I think cropped jumpers are invaluable! You never know what the climate for breastfeeding is abroad! So why not go discreet with out absolutely faffing like a mad man with a breastfeeding cover!
We’re lusting over this combo!
The crop and the shorts?
The outfit and the beauty!
List Roddy On Insta 👆🏾
Our WCW on whatever day it is today! We love this cropped combo she’s got going on from Pretty Little Thing!
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!