I used to do a regular spot on Will and Lehmo’s drive show on Triple M but I haven’t been in for a radio chat since before I gave birth. I went back in earlier this week and the boys had a lot of questions about breastfeeding.
They wanted to know if I did it in public (sure, when your baby is hungry, there aren’t a lot of options other than wearing a burka or finding a toilet cubicle, neither of which appeal).
They also wanted to know if I breastfeed in front of male relatives because Wil’s sister had a baby the same time as me and he finds it disconcerting when she whips her boob out to feed.
My answer? See the first question.
And then Lehmo asked me if my husband had tasted my milk. No. He prefers soy.
Lehmo said when he worked on another radio show and they asked for men to call in if they’d tasted their partner’s milk and the switchboard jammed with calls from men who said yes.
They were a lot like giggly school boys about the whole thing which took me a bit by surprise. When you’re breastfeeding, your boobs are about as sexy as your elbows so it never occurs to me that they’re still, well, boobs.
Meanwhile, Salma says she can’t give up breastfeeding. She told Style magazine:
“I’m like an alcoholic. It is like, I don’t care if I cry, I don’t care if I
am fat, I am just going to do it for one more week, one more month, and
then when I see how much good it is doing her and I can’t stop. The
myth that says you lose all this weight when you breastfeed! That is so
not true! It’s like, please, will everyone stop telling me I look