‘Embarrassed’ was written by spoken word artist Hollie McNish in a public toilet. Where she’d been breastfeeding her baby.
Hollie was so embarrassed while breastfeeding in public, that for the first six months she took her little girl into the loo. What kind of modern world do me live in that makes mums feel like this?
A huge amount of new mums can identify with the feelings and insecurities Hollie describes. I have friends who’ve done this. Even worse, I have friends who’ve had disapproving comments from strangers directed at them because they were breastfeeding their baby in public.
I’m with Holly. No more disapproval for feeding our babies in public – however we choose to do it – and no more breastfeeding shame please.