The internet is full of cute pictures of kids copying the world around them. It’s how they learn. So many of those are kids feeding dolls or siblings. None of these seem to cause issue, until a young boy pretends to breastfeeding his baby sibling.
Breastfeeding Mama Talk posted an adorable photo that a mom had shared with them and the internet erupted in a firestorm of misplaced hatred and disgust.
We live in an age where when our children do something funny or cute, so long as no danger is present, we quickly grab our phones and snap a picture before stepping in. That’s what this mom did when she saw her son mimicking what he sees when mom feeds baby. These are just a taste of some of the comments posted under the picture.
Had this photo been of a the brother holding a bottle there would be none of these comments. What shocks me is that suddenly a male nipple (even a child’s) is considered sexual by so many when it is mimicking a female function.