The internet just serves us all different things every day. I mean, Selfie just got a new competition…. BRELFIE!
Brelfie, just as selfie shows of your face, is basically a picture that shows off the breasts. Weird?! Wait till you get a hold of the story. The breast pictures are for a good cause.
According to MetroUk, Twitter was flooded with photos of boobs and babies after a This Morning guest accused women who post breastfeeding selfies on Facebook of ‘showing off’. Dozens of women reacted to the accusation by tweeting their breastfeeding selfies – nicknamed brelfies – captioned with hashtags including #normalisebreastfeeding and #brelfiesarenatural.
— Kate Sargent (@kittiwakekate) February 25, 2015
— Yahoo!7 Lifestyle (@y7lifestyle) February 26, 2015
One mother @mcmichael80 asked: ‘Why is it ok for people to post half-naked selfies but it is not ok for me to post me feeding my son?’ Another, @ReeDollBaby wrote: ‘We should be posting more to make breastfeeding ‘normal’ and help people to feel confident to do it!’.
Mother-of-two Emma Taylor, who was discussing the issue with Angela Epstein on the show, defended her breastfeeding Facebook posts, saying: ‘I share pictures of my children doing all sorts of things – so why not a picture of them breastfeeding?
‘You can’t see a lot – the baby’s in the way,’ she added.
But Epstein, who is pro-breastfeeding but anti-brelfie, said: ‘It smacks of exhibitionism.
‘It is an attention-seeking spectacle which uses children almost as a commodity, parading them around and saying, “isn’t it great, I can breastfeed”.
‘There are a lot of women who can’t so it’s almost rubbing their faces in it.’
‘It’s about flaunting what should be the intimate process of the pregnancy.’
— Jodie Bedford (@jodie_dbk) February 25, 2015
— Nixy (@fallinstar89) February 25, 2015
— Florence McPherson (@floorencemeep) February 25, 2015
— Lorraine Berry (@birthaffinity) February 25, 2015
— SJ (@LittleMusings) February 25, 2015
— Kirsty Densley (@KirstyDensley) February 25, 2015
— Amy Nutton (@amynutton) February 25, 2015
— Ami Hoggard (@AmiHoggard) February 25, 2015
This is to all mothers out there, what do you think of this arising issue. I mean this issue is of concern to all mothers. Feel free to sound off in the comments section.