to think that this does not promote breastfeeding?

(50 Posts)
CheeseFondueRocks Sat 27-Jul-13 13:13:18

This girl DH is friends with has just posted a picture on FB of a hat she has knitted for a friend's newborn baby. Apparently the baby hat is meant to promote breastfeeding. It is a boob! Yes, a boob as a hat for a new baby. I have no issues with boobs. I am still breastfeeding my 18 months old DD but I fail to see how putting a boob hat on a baby will promote breastfeeding.

AIBU?

enpanne Sat 27-Jul-13 13:15:46

Well it's the same as people who go running "for charity", it doesn't really do anything useful to help, but they get to indulge their hobby (running, knitting) all the same.

strawberry34 Sat 27-Jul-13 13:15:53

Yabu, I've seen these it's meant as a joke for when bf ing in public, not really my taste but I don't think it harms bf.

HeySoulSister Sat 27-Jul-13 13:16:47

Breast feeding loons going too far

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sat 27-Jul-13 13:17:50

It's just a joke, I saw it ages ago and loved it

YABU

CheeseFondueRocks Sat 27-Jul-13 13:18:54

So what? You put that ridiculous hat on you baby while breastfeeding in public? Why? Will wearing a penis hat with foreskin promote non circumcising baby boys?

WorraLiberty Sat 27-Jul-13 13:19:34

Well it made me smile! grin

paperclips Sat 27-Jul-13 13:20:35

I've seen these. It's just a bit of fun. I think the point of the hats is about trying to stop people seeing breasts as rude or sexual because those views can be barriers to normalising breastfeeding.

So its not so much actively promoting breastfeeding as trying to break taboos.

So as much as i am very pro-breadtfeeding there is no way I would put one of those hats on DS!

CheeseFondueRocks Sat 27-Jul-13 13:21:14

Is there also a big version of these hats that the dads have to wear to show support for their breastfeeding partners while out in public?

TidyDancer Sat 27-Jul-13 13:21:18

Running for charity is a totally different thing. What an odd comparison!

When you run for charity you raise money. When you knit a boob hat, you just have a boob hat.

MoominsYonisAreScary Sat 27-Jul-13 13:21:34

Loons? It's just a boob hat.

WorraLiberty Sat 27-Jul-13 13:23:20

No-one has to wear these hats OP and nor do they have to put them on their babies.

However, that doesn't mean they don't promote breast feeding.

CheeseFondueRocks Sat 27-Jul-13 13:23:29

When you run for charity you raise money. When you knit a boob hat, you just have a boob hat.

Yes, what promotes and normalises breastfeeding in public is to go out and do it, not wearing stupid hats.

birdsofshoreandsea Sat 27-Jul-13 13:24:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WorraLiberty Sat 27-Jul-13 13:25:28

Yes, what promotes and normalises breastfeeding in public is to go out and do it, not wearing stupid hats.

Can the baby not be breast fed whilst wearing a stupid hat?

birdsofshoreandsea Sat 27-Jul-13 13:25:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MoominsYonisAreScary Sat 27-Jul-13 13:26:00

I like your thinking birds and yes put like that it did make me chuckle

maternitart Sat 27-Jul-13 13:26:48

I think it's meant to be about sticking two fingers up at the "put it away" faction that believe breastfeeding should be done under a muslin etc so no one could ever - gasp! - see a glimpse of boob.

Your penis and dad hat comparisons are more ridiculous than the boob hat itself btw.

TidyDancer Sat 27-Jul-13 13:27:01

Personally I wouldn't make the connection between a boob hat and breastfeeding so imo the premise of this is kind of flawed and likely a marketing ploy alone.

It's weird. Not because it's a boob but because it's a body part. I wouldn't buy a hat designed to look like a hand or a foot or a knee, for example.

Harmless but pointless really.

maternitart Sat 27-Jul-13 13:27:41

X post with birds

Yes totes what birds said

BramshawHill Sat 27-Jul-13 13:30:03

I thought it was meant to be a way to 'stick it' to anti-breastfeeders, like you're seeing a boob but you can't complain because its not actually a boob!

Wouldn't have put it on my baby personally but I've never come across judgement for breastfeeding

BramshawHill Sat 27-Jul-13 13:30:03

I thought it was meant to be a way to 'stick it' to anti-breastfeeders, like you're seeing a boob but you can't complain because its not actually a boob!

Wouldn't have put it on my baby personally but I've never come across judgement for breastfeeding

CheeseFondueRocks Sat 27-Jul-13 13:33:17

I assume you'd have to make the penis hat yourself, birds.

However, I could message the boob knitter and ask if she also does knobs.

The nipple of the boob also has a piercing. I didn't think you could feed a baby while having a piercing in due to the choking risk. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)

But why stick a finger up at people who are so ignorant as to judge a breastfeeding mother? Why not just be confident with your choice and pity such small minded people?

maja00 Sat 27-Jul-13 13:34:32

It's just supposed to be funny.

You know, when you breastfeed no one can actually see any boob because the nipple is in the baby's mouth and their head covers your boob. So put a boob hat on them and all you can see is boob. A joke.

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