I haven’t breastfed in over a year now, but I’m still pleasantly surprised to see ad campaigns like the new Good Start commercial and website that show comfortable, unhidden breastfeeding.
And then, like Penmachine pondering ads showing (supposedly) gay couples, I’m always curious whether this ad would run elsewhere.
But why am I still noticing advertisements aimed at new mothers?? Did I not just confess to not breastfeeding in more than a year? Have I not already mentioned repeatedly that the chance of any planned subsequent pregnancies are slim to none?
The boobs are still on the brain because, though the Magpie has stopped breastfeeding over a year ago, the boobs don’t completely get that. I am blaming the IUD – that tricky little thing that keeps my body in hormonal limbo of don’t ovulate, you’re pregnant! oh, uh, not really, but you might be! Just enough hormones fake a pregnancy and fool the boobs, not enough to prevent mood swings and water retention.
Just enough to keep me noticing baby commercials and hollering solidarity for the occasional breastfeeding photo.
Fine print: The inclusion of a breast and a bottle in this discussion does not indicate a rabid opinion of breast vs. bottle. For me and my daughter, it was breastfeeding. It worked. It could have easily been sidelined by illness, low production or personal choice and then it would have been bottle. And that would have been fine. regardless of how it played out for me, I would still be pleased to see other women able to breastfeed freely – as their personal choice.