Jewelry maker Esther Feder was surprised by the torrent of negative reactions that came her way after posting a photo of herself breastfeeding her daughter. “We shouldn’t be ‘ashamed’ of this because it’s ‘disgusting’ to look at, right?”
The businesswoman, along with her twin sister Anne, is the founder of a jewelry brand Vader and Vaderposted a photo on Instagram Stories on Monday showing it off Frankie’s daughter I breastfed. She received positive feedback, but to her surprise also “a lot of negative comments.” This is what bothers her, as she writes with a new picture of herself while she is breastfeeding.
“So I think breastfeeding is the best thing ever.” I know this isn’t for all women, because it’s not always easy to give. But if we succeed, shouldn’t we be very proud of our ability to do so? she writes. “We shouldn’t be ‘ashamed’ of this because it’s ‘disgusting’ to look at, right?”
The new mother noted that breastfeeding in public “can be very complicated,” and thus she “regularly feels stressed” when her daughter asks for the breast in public. “There is nothing more natural and we have to complement and encourage each other – especially among women who know how hard it is,” Feder continues her story. “Motherhood already brings so many uncertainties that it would really be a shame if this were one of them.”
She wants to encourage other breastfeeding women with her story. This has been warmly received: broadcaster Sylvie Mays and influencer Laura Pontecorvo, among others, support her account.
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