A Professor Made An Excellent Point About Breastfeeding, Ending The Ongoing Debate

Having a baby is one of the major milestones in one’s life. A tiny, little human is growing inside you, and soon you’ll have the bundle of joy in your arms. Is there a better feeling?! No, I bet there’s not. And another thing we can all agree on, is our parents being the heroes, and the two people we will always look up to.

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Most of the time, new parents are overwhelmed with advice on their life after the baby. Basically, everyone will come to you with answers, stories, and in particular, with the question “Are you going to breastfeed?”

People in the UK, and pretty much everywhere else, believe that breastfeeding is the best option for new babies. But whatever the decision, people always find a way to shame the new moms, unfortunately. If someone chooses not to or is unable to breastfeed, people will come after her for not breastfeeding the baby. Or when they do breastfeed, they will face stigma when breastfeeding their children in public.

Now, besides being healthy for both the mom and the baby, breastfeeding has been particularly convincing because it’s free. But Kera Lovell, a history professor, recently posted on Twitter making an excellent point and making us see the debate from a new, feminist perspective.

The post has over 14,000 likes and is making moms on Twitter realize how much time they’ve actually spent breastfeeding.

That’s just woman power over there!

“Over the course of four children, I have breastfed for in excess of 52500 hours….and am still nursing the youngest! I’m all up for getting paid a lump sum in arrears 😂”

Surprisingly, Norway counts the breastmilk as part of Gross National Product (GNP), an estimation of a nation’s total economic activity, finished goods, and services.

Dr. Parveen Ali of the University of Sheffield even explains that in Islam, women are allowed to charge their husbands for breastfeeding, even though he’s not sure whether anyone has ever done it.

 

Read also: Breastfeeding Benefits For Both The Mother And The Baby

 

 

Source: Indy100