The word mammal comes from the Latin word mamma, meaning breast. All mammals breastfeed. We are mammals. Human babies are mammals. Just like a baby elephant or a kitten or a puppy or a little piglet, human babies are capable of finding the breast on their own and get a perfect latch with no help whatsoever.
I love this video. Not only does it remind me that we are mammals and have an inbuilt ability to feed our babies, but all the people around this women- men, women and children are waiting patiently for this just born baby to make its way to its mother’s breast. The joy of the people sharing the moment is audible.
I wonder… Does this Mamma feel self conscious? Does she feel the support of all the people around her? Does she ever have to hide while breastfeeding? Will those kids that are watching think twice about whether or not they are capable of breastfeeding?
What do you think?