Is breast-feeding creepy?
There seems to have a been a big backlash following Cathryn Blundell’s (deputy editor at Mother and Baby) comment in the magazine that she finds breast-feeding creepy. I have to say I agree with her in a way.
Never thought I’d breastfeed
Right up until the moment my daughter was born I never thought I would breastfeed for exactly that reason. Up until then, as far as I was concerned, my boobs has only ever been used as accessories to attract men! I found the whole idea of using them to feed a baby too weird and unnatural. Despite breast milk supposedly being better than formula, I didn’t think I’d be able to get over my aversion to it, so I thought it would be straight to the bottle.
The most natural thing in the world
However, the minute my daughter was born my attitude suddenly changed. Suddenly and bizarrely, breast-feeding seemed like the most natural thing in the world. My change of attitude was incredible and it wasn’t something that happened consciously. I did it for 5 months. During this time however, I couldn’t bear to think of my breasts being used for anything other feeding my baby. The thought turned my stomach! I think it all must all be to do with our clever bodies releasing hormones that make you want to do feed your baby, because as soon as I stopped breast-feeding, I couldn’t believe I’d ever done it (especially as my boobs are now ruined).
I do think breast-feeding children who can walk and talk a bit creepy. But that’s just my opinion.
I guess everyone is different. Did anyone else find breast-feeding to creepy to actually do it or think they’d never breast-feed but did?