The medical establishment is pushing hard to encourage breastfeeding, which is loaded with benefits for both mother and baby. However, it’s culturally quite difficult to get your swollen, blue-veined, leaking boobs out in public without drawing attention, causing embarrassment, or feeling extremely awkward.
It turns out it’s also difficult to establish breastfeeding; it’s quite an art form actually, and depends upon a delicate rhythmic balance between mother and baby that is easily disrupted, usually by external stressors such as criticism, bottles, or expectations and demands that a baby and Nature can’t meet.
Meanwhile we see bare bosoms all the time, presented in their pre-pregnant, pristine, pert condition, for the delectation of the males who apparently run pretty much everything; notably in the Sun on page 3, now subject of a campaign to Ban the Boob.
To marry the paradoci (iPad doesn’t think that’s a word but I am exercising my power to overrule the machine) I propose a Breastfeeding Position of the Day on page three, to encourage new mothers to take it up, educate the public, and remind men what boobs are really for in the first place.