Breastfeeding Spoken Word Poem - 'Embarrassed'
If you haven't seen it yet here is 'Embarrassed' a spoken word poem by Hollie McNish on her thoughts on feeling so embarrassed at breastfeeding that she often ended up feeding in the toilet, but she says:
'And I’m sure the milk makers love all the fuss. All the worry and stress and looks of disgust. As another mother turns from nipples to powder. Ashamed or embarrassed by comments around her.'
Does this resonant with you? How does hearing this poem make you feel? Did feeling embarrassed affect how you fed your baby?
It reminds me of my early breastfeeding days where I would hide away in a corner of a cafe or feed my baby under a feeding apron - feeling awkward of others' looks. A far cry from today - this week I fed my second baby boy on a packed minibus!
The poet ends with the words:
'So no more will I sit on these cold toilet lids no matter how embarrassed I feel as she sips, because in this country of billboards covered in tits, I think we should try to get used to this.'
Wishing everyone happy, confident feeding times,