Take a straw poll from the people around you. (If you’re at work, perhaps don’t do this immediately. Maybe wait a while until you’re at the pub, with friends. Not that this is an inappropriate thing. It’s definitely not. It’s really like the most normal, everyday thing that you could possibly imagine. But some people might take it the wrong way and I definitely don’t want you to find yourself stuck in an awkward situation… I’m digressing here.)
Take a straw poll. Ask your friends; ‘if I said the phrase “engorged breasts” would you know what I meant and what they looked like?’
Probably not, right?
Just another of the many symptoms of the fact that we seem to have lost the realistic images of mothercraft in recent decades. Our world is plastered with barely covered breasts, erect nipples and full of silicone, but the images of breasts doing what they were designed to do are hidden away.
That’s changing, slowly, but many of us still don’t know what engorged breasts, full of milk really look like.
Me included, despite the fact that I’ve had two babies. (That’s another story, though. And if you’re keen, you can read about it here.)
That’s why this Instagram photo stopped me in my tracks.
When you sleep in and wake up not knowing who that girl is with the huge knockers…???????? #tbt #imissmyhouse #40oz #nobeer #milkmaker #milklovestory #epmom #breastfed #milkdonor #chichismagicmilk #milksharing #pumping #humanmilkforhumanbabies #chichimilk #exclusivepumping #sometimesbreastfeedinglookslikethis #milkymamas #oversupply #gotbreastmilk #sharingmilksharinglove #liquidlove #liquidgold #ipumplove #blackwomendobreastfeed #normalizebreastfeeding #hm4hb #legendairy #feedallthebabies