Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Leave our (knitted) nipples alone!

Aw, how cute! It's just like a Gumnut baby!
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Um? Is that a ....?


Eww ... 'Anti-Breastfeeding' Facebook Now Bans Pretend Boobs

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so i guess they would really find this confusing...
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(That's disgusting!)
Men's BBQ apron
I suppose they wouldn't like these either?

We use them to teach new mothers ...

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Because they didn't grow up learning that breastfeeding is normal ...


And they are often made by women who did ...

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Even if it was quite a while ago ...
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And they are greatly appreciated around the world ...
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And have even been featured on BBC News ... follow the link to watch

And the challenge just gets bigger and bigger ... (need some of these at the Breastfeeding Centre!)
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And - thankfully, most people get the joke ...

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And want to share it with their kids ...


And it really is no laughing matter ...
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Because we desparately need to change community attitudes to lactating breasts...

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(This is promoting breast cancer awareness!)
Because some people just don't realise how they undermine women's confidence ...

via here and a booby beanie pattern


And, personally - this offends me a lot ...

See Mommy, we have hidden our scary boobies AND our scary babies!
And we need YOU to help!
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With love and thanks to the "knitted-titty knitters" around the world :)

3 comments:

deardarl said...

I *need* the pattern for the boobie beanies. My niece is having a bub soon and I desperately want to make her one ...

apwool said...

Hi :)
I made the knitted hats in pic #4 and also in the pic of the mum and her 2 kids all wearing boob hats. I used this hat pattern - http://ooobabyknits.typepad.com/ooo_baby_knits/2004/07/something_old.html and just changed to the areola colour when I thought it was close enough to the top. After I did all the decreases I did a few rounds of icord.
HTH :)

Kirsten said...

I'm not much of a knitter, but I want to start knitting these! Marvelous post!