This Mom’s Nude Breastfeeding Pic Is Anything But Sexual


Anyone who finds breastfeeding even remotely sexual has probably never done it.

Intimate, bonding, comforting — yes. But sexual? Breastfeeding moms know the truth: the moment your nipple becomes a source of food for a hungry mouth, breasts are no longer even really breasts. They’re just flesh bottles that happen to be attached to your body.

Anyway, a mom from Austin, Texas, recently shared a photo on Instagram to try to put the matter to rest.

This feels scary to share but also liberating and necessary. #liberating because it’s real and feeling like you have to hide parts of yourself out of shame isn’t fun. Sure, some people might want to compare nursing a child to sex and say some things are best to stay behind closed doors but they aren’t the same thing (thank god!). Which brings me to why it’s #necessary . Raise your hand 🤚🏻🤚🏼🤚🏽🤚🏾🤚🏿 if you grew up seeing babies being fed in the way that is biologically normal and expected? I didn’t. Ever. Not at all. I have vague memories of my mother nursing my youngest sister as a newborn once or twice but that’s it. I only ever saw babies being fed with bottles. This is a problem. Public health concern. How are women expected to grow up and give their babes this optimal nutrition if all they ever saw growing up was babies being bottle fed? So this photo is necessary because it normalizes what is…well, normal. Not only that, but it normalizes the world breastfeeding weaning age which is 3-6 years old. That is when children naturally wean from the breast. Of course, as they get older they are not nursing as much as when they are young. Something such as a breastfeeding relationship isn’t something that can (or should) be severed over …read more

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada

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