Breastfeeding is indeed a very private moment for a mother as it helps her develop an intimate bond with her child. However, in recent years sharing ‘brelfies’ (mothers posting photos while breastfeeding) has become a common practice but opinions are still divided.
Few of the viewers, including women, disapprove of mommies posting selfies of them while breastfeeding their children, whereas, others welcomed the special moments of posterity with quite a positive response.
More and more mommies have been sharing their brelfies after the trend was initiated by model, Miranda Kerr, back in 2011. This is Helen Seager, 35, from Essex who shared her brelfie to give confidence to other women to breastfeed their children. Seager claimed that breast feeding is something very natural which should not be hidden under the blankets.
Michelle Wong, 27, encouraged other women to breastfeed by sharing a picture of her. The 27 years old claimed that women should be supporting other women who share brelfies and not criticizing them.
In order to applaud the candour of women posting brelfies, more and more mothers are stepping forward to support women by sharing their own pictures. The new genre of mommies sharing brelfies isn’t bored-looking but beautifully dressed with a perfect make =over. This is Gemma Green, 34, who loves to capture her special moments of posterity in the camera.
Nina Fuller, 26, revealed that it wasn’t her but her husband who shared her first brelfie on Facebook. Anne Marie, who is the editor-in-chief at Netmums claimed: ‘Breast-feeding is the most natural thing in the world and if a woman chooses to share a photo of herself doing it, I don’t see anything wrong with that.’
Meet Gemma Durcan Smith, who regularly shares her picture while breast feeding her baby. The 29 years old claimed that she takes brelfies because it’s part of her experience as a mother.
However, Lynette Burrows, who is a family activist does not think in the same way as she claimed: ‘There are ways of breastfeeding that are discreet and polite. The world relaxes when these manners are adopted, but, of course, there will always be exhibitionists who will seize an opportunity to make a point.’
Michelle works in sales and she claimed that older women who condemn sharing brelfies are jealous of younger women’s freedom. She claimed that she finds it cute when babies are snuggled up to their mommies because this is the time mothers will be missing when their children grow up.
Donna Lambert, 28, shared a brelfie and revealed how important it is for her to breastfeed her son after she had a miscarriage at 18 weeks. She added that her photos are just about her happiness because she feels proud of her body that nourishes her child.