Things that get on my tits | Milk Shaming

Dilly and the Boo things that get on my tits Anna Lewis Sketchy Muma milk shaming

It seems that however you choose to feed your baby you can’t escape feeling judged. A lot of people still have the ignorant idea that breastfeeding in public is unnatural and instead nursing mothers are confined to a prisonlike cubicle which smells as though someone stuck a stick in a nappy and called it a diffuser.

 If you don’t breastfeed however, then walking into a doctors surgery with a bottle poking out of your changing bag feels like you’re doing the walk of shame. Many mothers, like myself, are left in guilt induced tears the first time they reach for the formula. It is always hard to ignore that little, irrational voice in your head calling you a failure.

 It’s no lie that breastfeeding is hard but bottle feeding doesn’t always feel like the easy way out. We all stop being hard on others and more importantly ourselves. Let’s all follow Mother Pukka’s advice and realise that ‘our kids have got to eat. Whack your boob out or stick the bottle in. We’ve got to keep the small humans alive’ and be proud of the job we are doing.

Special thanks to Anna Lewis for above image
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