02 July 2012

You can't fool me!

I received a booklet at my 36 week appointment at the hospital a fortnight ago, and it was the very same one I received three years ago containing this picture, about which I sarcastically blogged a short time later.

I laughingly tried to explain to the midwife all the objections you lovely commenters and I had to the picture back then.  However she wasn't expecting objections, and thought I was fully approving of it.  I had to use phrases like "structurally engineered bra" and "face washers for absorbancy" and "leakage to the knees" before she realised I had birthed enough children not to be taken in by the charade any longer.

And now I have another copy of the book.  Anyone want a free copy? No?

4 comments:

gartcott said...

What in the name of all that is wonderful, is THAT all about? My first reaction on seeing it, was that is was for the bride and then I read your older post and realised it was for the bridesmaid..... Even so, it's still the oddest pro-breastfeeding picture I've ever seen!

Sue Ellen said...

Well, I don't have kids but I have seen plenty of women breastfeeding. And it has never looked like that. I can understand that they might want to go for a 'happy' photo, possibly slightly idealised, but this is waaaay out there in terms of realism (or lack of it). Why not show a woman feeding at home, wearing normal clothes? Or out shopping, or in the park, or SOMEWHERE that women go regularly? Because I would hazard a guess that the majority don't happen to time their babies around their bridesmaid duties.

Givinya De Elba said...

I'd like to see some realism in terms of a huge ugly bra, breast pads, milk stains on everything, a discarded nipple shield (don't ask) ... Sorry. Projecting. Sorry Australian Breastfeeding Association, it's NOTHING like that for anyone else, I know I'm the only one in the world, sorry - sorry - ignore me.

Crazy Sister said...

I'd love for it to be the bride's baby, and her bridesmaid is just being helpful.