#‪‎Normalizebreastfeeding‬

En otro artículo he abordado los innumerables beneficios nutricionales, profilacticos y emocinales de la Lactancia Materna, es por esto que en esta entrada quiero aportar mi granito de arena para normalizar el acto másnatural del mundo.

Parece mentira que en pleno Siglo XXI millones de mujeres en todo el mundo deban cubrir sus pechos y con esto las caras de sus propios hijos para no “incomodar” a personas poco evolucionadas que sexualizan la Lactancia Materna. Una amiga Holandesa me contó como ella tiene que pedir en los restaurantes que la dirijan a un cuarto privado para amamantar porque de lo contrario las miradas y los comentarios la hieren mucho. Mientras tanto si una mujer entra al mismo restaurant con un escote más que provocador mostrando de manera intencional sus senos nadie le pide que se cubra ni mucho menos que se vaya. La doble moral es el ejemplo más bajo y deplorable que podemos enseñarle a nuestros hijos.

La buena noticia es que son muchas las madres que han dicho BASTA al acoso y a la censura en todo el mundo y espero que el movimiento #‎normalizebreastfeeding ‪#‎itsnotshowingoff ‪#‎Brelfie ‪#‎BreastMovement  siga creciendo y se saturen todos los canales para que de esta manera se tome conciencia y se rompa el más ridículo y antinatural de los tabúes. Ni pena, ni verguenza, solo orgullo de ser mamá lactadora.

Quiero agradecer al fotógrafo Rodrigo de la Garza por estas maravillosas fotos que fueron tomadas en el living de mi casa con cero producción pero con exceso de convicción. También a mi amiga Margot por ayudarme en la sesión.

Sin más preámbulos quiero compartir con ustedes las mejores frases en Inglés sobre #breastfeeding (a mi criterio) que he encontrado en la red:

I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament. ~Alanis Morissette, quoted in Reader’s Digest, March 2000

When we trust the makers of baby formula more than we do our own ability to nourish our babies, we lose a chance to claim an aspect of our power as women. Thinking that baby formula is as good as breast milk is believing that thirty years of technology is superior to three million years of nature’s evolution. Countless women have regained trust in their bodies through nursing their children, even if they weren’t sure at first that they could do it. It is an act of female power, and I think of it as feminism in its purest form. ~Christine Northrup

Breastfeeding is a natural “safety net” against the worst effects of poverty. If the child survives the first month of life (the most dangerous period of childhood) then for the next four months or so, exclusive breastfeeding goes a long way toward canceling out the health difference between being born into poverty and being born into affluence…. It is almost as if breastfeeding takes the infant out of poverty for those first few months in order to give the child a fairer start in life and compensate for the injustice of the world into which it was born. ~James P. Grant20150622-IMG_2999-Edit

Mammals: a family of vertebrate animals whose females in a state of nature suckle their young, but when civilized and enlightened put them out to nurse, or use the bottle. ~Ambrose Bierce

What a singular fact for an angel visitant to this earth to carry back in his note-book, that men were forbidden to expose their bodies under the severest penalties! ~Henry David Thoreau

How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle? ~Katherine Mansfield

When an actress takes off her clothes onscreen but a nursing mother is told to leave, what message do we send about the roles of women? ~Anna Quindlen

Breastfeeding is a gift that lasts a lifetime. ~Author Unknown

A baby nursing at a mother’s breast… is an undeniable affirmation of our rootedness in nature.” ~ David Suzuki

People need to understand that when they’re deciding between breastmilk and formula, they’re not deciding between Coke and Pepsi…. They’re choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available. ~Chele Marmet

Breastfeeding is a mother’s gift to herself, her baby and the earth. ~Pamela K. Wiggins

In modern consumer society, the attack on mother-child eroticism took its total form; breastfeeding was proscribed and the breasts reserved for the husband’s fetishistic delectation. At the same time, babies were segregated, put into cold beds alone and not picked up if they cried. ~Germaine Greer

Breastfeeding is nature’s health plan. ~Author Unknown

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