Posted by A.M.
Yesterday, musician Lori Burke talked about her parody to her local paper. Regarding the parody’s mention of formula, she had this to say:
“I have two children 6 and 8 years old. I breast fed both but also bottle fed, pumped, used formula — I did it all. So I’m not trying to isolate moms who choose not to,” she says of her parody. “I support all mothers and know that we all have to do what is best for our children and ourselves. Breast feeding is very stressful as a new mom. But it is the healthiest and least expensive way to feed your newborn, not to mention the bonding, immunities, and good things you pass on to your infant.”
Her comments about the impact of her video are especially poignant:
“I want to help those new mamas who are frustrated. I had a mom write me yesterday that she was about to give up on breast feeding and in that moment she literally saw my video come up on her Facebook page, watched, laughed, and tried again. …[Parenting is] the hardest job in the world, and in my opinion, one of the most important. If this sparks a conversation about breast feeding, great. If kids see it and start asking questions or saying boobies, breasts, etc., we can teach them that the female body is more important and functional than what the media — advertisers — wants us to believe. Boobs are there to feed us. Tell KimYe I’m bringing boobies back.”