Breastfeeding can be an incredible experience, but there are some challenges that women with larger breasts may experience that can make breastfeeding seem less incredible and more, well, like a horrific pain in the you-know-what. Sadly, one of those challenges involves the ability to deal with all the creepy things people say to breastfeeding moms with big boobs. I mean, breastfeeding can be difficult enough so why, oh why, do breastfeeding mothers need to be bombarded by disgusting, unsolicited comments? (Don't answer that. I already know. It rhymes with hate-riarchy.)
In general, there are plenty of people who feel the need to share their thoughts when they see a woman breastfeeding. I'm not sure why this is, despite having breastfed my own kids for close to four years. I mean, it's not like they're your breasts or your kids, so can you tell me why I should care what you think?What's even worse is the commentary that larger breasted women have to endure, sometimes from the most unexpected of places. For instance, I truly don't understand how a family doctor could make the assumption that large breasts mean more milk, even after there have been extensive, published studies proving that breast size does not correlate with volume of milk production. I mean, it's science, you guys.
Still, between that and the disgusting sexualization of breastfeeding that often happens by men who wish they were the ones nursing (apparently, and no), there may end up being a whole lot of eye rolling that happens, even around your closest (yet highly ignorant) friends, when you're a larger chested woman who chooses to breastfeed. Here are 10 creepy things people say to breastfeeding moms with big boobs. Once we go over these ridiculous comments, can we just put them to bed and never hear them ever again? Awesome, thanks world.