if breastfeeding is creepy, then i’m a creep
July 5, 2010 § 4 Comments
There’s a great article in The Telegraph condemning (albeit gently) Kathryn Blundell’s article in Mother & Baby, wherein she stated she bottle fed her babies because: “I wanted my body back … and some wine,” and she wanted her breasts: “on my chest, rather than dangling round my stomach.” She also called breastfeeding “creepy.”
Rowan Pelling, the author of the Telegraph article, says that in the Western world, “the porn and fashion industries have conspired to strip the bosom of its maternal function.” This is probably an oversimplification of the problem, but it’s certainly a starting point.
Now, the question remains, how do we fix it?