*This post is in association with Benenden
If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that I breastfed Amelia up until recently. I found it relatively easy from the beginning, she had no problems latching on and would nurse like a dream. I am glad that we got to have that experience even though there were also times where I wish she wasn't breastfed. I have never been fond of breastfeeding in public, that's just me. I would be shy and usually end up sat in the baby changing rooms or disabled toilets to do it in privacy.
I have many friends who will quite happily nurse in public, I have no issues with it, after all your baby needs feeding and it's the most natural thing in the world. Many others would disagree! The looks i've seen when eating out from other people at women breastfeeding in public are disgraceful.
With World Breastfeeding Week now over Benenden have been looking at the evolution of Motherhood from baby accessories, child facilities to laws concerning parental rights and how it has changed over the years. According to the figures released by Benenden, 1 in 5 mothers feel some form of negativity when breastfeeding in public. In my opinion that is ridiculously high! I'm always coming across stories on Facebook every week of a nursing mother who has been made to feel like a bad mother for feeding her baby in pubic.
Take a look at the infographic below for the journey of motherhood from the invention of the very first pram, and baby bottle right up to the present day.
Parenthood timeline Infographic by benenden health
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