Have you seen the photo that has sparked amusement in some corners and outrage in others? Brace yourself:
Yesterday, I saw a fair bit of talk about the breastfeeding selfie, also known as the”brelfie”, which is apparently the “latest trend” online for mums. After I finished laughing (because, really, the latest? I saw them for the first time about 2.5 years ago when my youngest was born and I joined a breastfeeding support group on facebook- and they’d been around a while before then!) I read a bit more about the apparently “new” phenomenon.
In the news today, I read that the Pope encouraged mothers to breastfeed if they needed to during a baptism. He reportedly said:
“You mothers give your children milk and even now, if they cry because they are hungry, breastfeed them, don’t worry.”
Stands to reason, really.
Mary breastfeeds baby Jesus in the 16th century artwork, “Virgin of the Green Cushion” by Italian artist Andrea Solario.
This story is doing the rounds at the moment. A mother in London’s Claridge’s Hotel was asked to cover her breastfeeding baby with a giant napkin recently, because, you know, BREASTS.
The Sun, a UK paper, published the above in response to the matter.