Faces of Postpartum
Faces of Postpartum
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Marie, Stafford VA (4/4)

"I’m still not super comfortable with nursing in public, mostly because he’s very combative and it’s a pain in the ass. He’s such a squirmy little one. I’m not shy about nudity at all – 'I mean, what? Do you want a better view of my boobs? What are you staring at?' I wish we could just all go around topless. There’s also this whole camaraderie thing that is great. Like an old Spotsylvania woman once told me, ‘It’s fine to breastfeed, we used to do it all the time with a baby latched on one boob and a cigarette hanging out of our mouth.’ When I meet another mom who’s breastfeeding in public, I just want to do a slow clap. The other day I saw this lady at Target, pushing a cart and breastfeeding her child while walking and shopping. I was so impressed and amazed. I hoped she would make eye contact so I could tell her: ‘You’re my hero! How do you do this? Teach me!’"