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...to ask what you think of this new breastfeeding video?

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clitorisorclitoraint Tue 14-Jun-11 12:06:42

Here

I found it a tadge patronising.

You?

belgo Tue 14-Jun-11 12:07:43

Is it worth watching? I switched off after 3 seconds.

clitorisorclitoraint Tue 14-Jun-11 12:08:44

Ha!! There's shots of cows though hmm

pettyprudence Tue 14-Jun-11 12:45:14

I a trying to figure out why there are cows? I cant hear the words clearly during that bit to see if there is some correlation? The video is ok, not sure if it will encourage more people to breastfeed though.

The intro by Nancy Sorrell is cringeworthy though!

clitorisorclitoraint Tue 14-Jun-11 12:48:42

I think the cows are there to represent the darker side aka 'formula'.

TheCountessOlenska Tue 14-Jun-11 12:49:46

Maybe the cows are to remind people that cow's milk is the alternative to breastmilk? And maybe to make people think about the process of dairy farming? (shot of cows hooked up to milking machines)

It is a tad patronising but then again so are most adverts for baby related products aimed at mothers. I'm thinking of the Aptimil ones especially.

BertieBotts Tue 14-Jun-11 12:52:40

That is bizarre!

Does it just repeat itself for 8 minutes?

The cow bit was over the lyrics "Beats all the rest" confused

Reality Tue 14-Jun-11 12:53:09

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clitorisorclitoraint Tue 14-Jun-11 12:54:02

It's from 'Sexy, Sassy Breastfeeding Mums'. Personally I looked and felt like a sack 'o' shite for the first 6 months, still do 16 months on!

clitorisorclitoraint Tue 14-Jun-11 12:57:50

I'm afraid I do agree Reality. Just wanted to see if I was alone in that view.

DontGoCurly Tue 14-Jun-11 13:01:14

haha @ 'lactoids'

LaWeasel Tue 14-Jun-11 13:03:33

I can't hear the words to start, so I just have burlesque dancers with babies and shots of cows.

Very informative. hmm

Maybe it'd be better with subs?

jasminetom Tue 14-Jun-11 13:04:34

Yuck Yuck Yuck. There is nothing sexy or sassy about those women. They look like what they are, a bunch of women who have just had babies. All very worthy I am sure but unless you have some sort of fetish NOT sexy!

Reality Tue 14-Jun-11 13:07:19

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belgo Tue 14-Jun-11 13:08:50

Managed to get to 30 seconds this time before switching off.

I hate the word sassy.

thelittlefriend Tue 14-Jun-11 13:12:23

what a load of crap. If that's what bfding does to a woman I might ff #2!!

(Disclaimer - THAT WAS A JOKE)

Cattleprod Tue 14-Jun-11 13:13:56

Is it even possible to breastfeed in a boned corset?

mrsgordonfreeman Tue 14-Jun-11 13:20:19

Oh, god, that woman keeps spamming me, she tried to get me to be part of the filming.

I pointed out that it is not necessary to be sexy. I think a better campaign would be to show women who are confident about breastfeeding, you know, that it's not a thing, it's not anything, it's just something they do.

I know I'm not one to talk about silly stunts but at least I got the chance to challenge some misconceptions and to show that breastfeeding mothers are normal and not potty.

mrsgordonfreeman Tue 14-Jun-11 13:25:11

Cattleprod, dd can get my boobies out from a boned strapless dress, after some effort, so I'd say yes.

thefurryone Tue 14-Jun-11 13:35:04

This video is totally missing the point and has really annoyed me this morning. My DS is 6 weeks old I'm currently breastfeeding, but due to ongoing issues with the latch which despite my best efforts just don't seem to be going away I'm going to have to make the switch to FF. I'm gutted about this, but I'm at the end of my tether and really don't see any way of bringing it back, I can't look after my baby if I dread him being hungry.

I've spoken to quite a few new Mums and not so new Mums about this and in my incredibly unscientific survey my experience is by no means unique. There are actually relatively few who didn't try BF initially or know that it has the best choice for the baby, they gave up because it's fucking difficult and it's even more fucking difficult to find anyone to help you get it right before you leave hospital and have to start making it up as you go along. So stop patronising people with pictures of evil cows and start putting effort in to getting people the help they need, I'm not a lazy evil Mum for not wanting to EBF for 6 months I'm a Mum who just hasn't been able to find a way to make it work despite really really wanting to.

mrsgordonfreeman Tue 14-Jun-11 14:24:53

Furry, have you tried the helplines and/or a visit from a qualified lactation consultant? What sort of problems are you having?

Six weeks is a tough time, in my experience if you break the six week barrier you've cracked it.

LotteryWinnersOnAcid Tue 14-Jun-11 14:52:33

Brian Belo?!

I think it's a load of crap.

I am a BF mother, I'm not a burlesque dancer - who is this video aimed at exactly? Why was it made?

I just don't understand! Brian Belo?!

FrancesFarmer Tue 14-Jun-11 14:58:09

Awful. I hate that burlesque stuff and it doesn't mix well with babies.

PuzzleRocks Tue 14-Jun-11 15:01:19

Oh my. I had to eat my fist watching that.

pettyprudence Tue 14-Jun-11 15:49:25

why can't someone make a video showing women out and about breastfeeding and showing how subtle it can be and that you don't have to whip your whole breast out? That was one of my main worries about bf. I think lots of people are aware of breast is best etc.... but why not move the drive to get people bf-ing by advertising the fact that its FREE and very quick and convenient ignoring the fact that my ds takes 40-60 mins to feed

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