Why You Should Share Your Breastfeeding Experiences

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Let me ask you something, mama!

Are you currently breastfeeding? Or have you breastfed in the past?

How was it? Was it a challenge? Did you find it lonely at times? Were you sometimes nervous about nursing in public (especially with nursing on demand?)

Yep. Breastfeeding is magical and beautiful (not to mention natural), but we’ve noticed something. It can still be seen as taboo.

Even in 2023, breastfeeding mamas can still get the judgmental side-eye glance when they whip a Titty out in public. They can still feel unsupported by family or find that the right support or advice is hard to find. And this can make a lot of mamas simply give up on their breastfeeding journey, even if they don’t want to. The time is now to normalize breastfeeding.

It’s no secret that we’re huge advocates of breastfeeding, breast health, and the glorious Boob in general —so much so that we created, "The Boobment" (which you can read more about here.) And a big part of The Boobment is empowering women when it comes to breastfeeding. You know — normalizing breastfeeding. Because that’s what our glorious Titties were made for. We believe sharing our breastfeeding journeys and experiences is SO important.

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Why we should normalize breastfeeding

Titty City Design was founded when our fabulous founder, Jessy started her breastfeeding journey. She struggled with getting the right support and advice and saw firsthand how breastfeeding in public can still be seen negatively.

Crazy, right? 

She decided to do something about it and created a brand and a platform to normalize not only talking about breastfeeding, but advocating for Boobs, body acceptance, and breast health in general. And that started with her sharing her Boobing experiences. 

The result was pretty amazing. Breastfeeding empowerment started to catch on. We started to see other awesome mamas joining in the conversation and coming together as they realized something. They were not alone. 

Whether it was the stress of cluster feeding, the challenges of accepting your postpartum body, the fear of returning to work while still nursing, the “taboo” of extended breastfeeding, and pretty much every other Boob subject under the sun. 

So, what does this tell us? 

It tells us that breastfeeding should be an open book. 

We need more breastfeeding awareness in society which will lead to breastfeeding advocacy and ultimately breastfeeding empowerment!

Feeding your baby shouldn’t be something that we do in private, in secret, like it’s something to be ashamed of. Breastfeeding should be something we share with our friends, sisters, and neighbors… We need to normalize breastfeeding and be able to share our experiences openly about how life feels postpartum.

We propose that there should be no more gatekeeping around breastfeeding and adjusting to motherhood. We need to start by sharing our own breastfeeding stories and personal breastfeeding experiences. Most importantly though, we need to be honest.

We need to normalize talking about breastfeeding and how it can downright suck! Or how it can be incredible and everything in between.

We go through the most incredible changes while pregnant, and our bodies and hormones continue to change postpartum. Motherhood is amazing, but it is also hard. And we should always be allowed to talk about it, in the hopes that it could help another burned-out mama feel less alone.

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Share your breastfeeding experiences

Let’s go back to our original question. What was your breastfeeding journey like? Did you feel supported or did you have breastfeeding struggles? What did you learn from it?

Your experiences could be just the thing that a friend or family member needs to hear to help them through their journey. They might be going through their breastfeeding journey alone, without knowing if everything that is happening is normal. How amazing would it be if women spoke up and talked about what they went through? The good, the bad, and the ugly. If it makes just one woman feel less alone, then you’ve changed a life right there.

Pretty powerful, right?

So, don’t be afraid to speak up. The more normal we make these conversations, the more accepting society will become. The more we share, the fewer women will feel alone. Your experience is valid and it deserves to be heard. 

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Starting the conversation

Here’s the thing.

If we want society to adapt and support us, we need to start making changes now. Whether it’s talking about your breastfeeding struggles, pregnancy, opening the dialogue about periods and how they can affect us (there have been studies that show how periods can be as painful as heart attacks!), or even the hardships of returning to work after having children, these conversations can make a huge difference in our worlds.

If we all shared our experiences and made them feel more normal, then workplaces (and society in general) will eventually need to adapt to support us. 

Think about it. If we don’t start making these conversations normal, then how can society ever accept them? How can changes happen if we don’t start rocking the boat right now? If we want breastfeeding in public to be seen as a beautiful and normal thing, then we need to have the confidence to whip a Titty out whenever our babies need it.

If we want to be able to proudly breastfeed or pump at work, then we shouldn’t have to feel nervous in a little back room. If we want to be taken seriously if we suffer from horrendous period pain, then we need to let the world know. And if we’re struggling with life postpartum then we need to have the confidence and support to speak up so we can get the help we need. 

Boobs aren’t just pretty, pert things that are purely for the runway or to look hot in a bikini. They’re there to serve a purpose, and they come in every beautiful size and shape imaginable. Our bodies are amazing, and they do miraculous things, but in order for society to see that, we need to be authentic and true to ourselves and our sisters. We need to speak up.

Imagine how amazing workplaces could be if we started doing this. If we started being vocal about our experiences. Yes, it is in our rights that we are allowed to pump at work, but that is the bare minimum. We need to feel comfortable and safe in our places of work and made to feel that our experiences and struggles are valid, and need to be taken seriously. 

This can only happen if we start having these conversations now. 

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Your voice deserves to be heard

Mama, you’re the Tits and we appreciate you so much. Whatever your experiences are, sharing them can start making a huge difference now and in the future. 

We would love to hear from you, whether it’s about your challenges breastfeeding, issues with your periods, body acceptance, postpartum life, or anything else. The more we talk and the more conversations we have, the more we can pave the way for a better future for all the mamas to come after us.

 

At Titty City Design, we believe that every boobie is beautiful, and that should be celebrated. We are a female-owned and operated, small business here to spread self-love and body positivity with our line of boob apparel, boob accessories, and boob-themed decor and products for the home. A portion of our proceeds goes to help support postpartum people and breast cancer patients.

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