When I look at the posters for a new breast feeding awareness campaign that uses men in breast feeding stances with infants in their arms, shirtless, it really struck a cord with me. It made men seem very sympathetic and aware of the sacrifices and the challenges women face with breast feeding their children.
Ultimately, breast feeding, while it saves money on formula, is an infringement on a woman’s life and is a sacrifice so many women make to ensure their babies are getting the best nutrition and head start at life possible. This should never go unrecognized, and campaigns like this male dominated one are the perfect example of how men can get involved too.
It’s funny to see these posters because they really grab your attention. It reminds me of some other artwork I’ve seen where the gender roles are reversed. It’s kind of jarring to see at first, but it really reminds you of human uniqueness and the idea that we are all in this together, no matter if we have different characteristics or not.
Humanity depends on our children’s futures. It is our children’s upbringing and caretaking that really solidifies the future of the human race, and breast feeding is just one part of how we can wholely take care of our young.
You’ve probably seen this male breast feeding advocacy allover the news by now, so I wanted to get my thoughts out on it before it becomes really “old news”. Any other thoughts are welcome from readers.
Breast feeding is quite the hot topic these days. It’s a more ragining debate now than it ever was back in the day when women typically stayed at home and did the child rearing and the home making as their primary job.
It’s a little ironic to think that it’s become even more of a hot topic when women are so much busier these days, often juggling a career and child raising all at once. It can become a confusing and frustrating topic for many working moms, but breast feeding issues can be there for non-working moms as well since it doesn’t always work out the way it was planned.