On Tuesday we went to our antenatal class, run by our midwives. The talk turned to breast feeding your new baby and she told us about this lovely video on YouTube where a newborn baby, about an hour old shuffles over to its mothers breast to feed. On its own. (Minimal help from mama)
Her point was that new babies aren’t as helpless as people believe. Put them on your chest and within 35 – 60 minutes they will have located your boob and start to try to get to it so they can feed.
The video is sweet and around the 3 minute mark I did laugh, little grunty sounds from babies are cute!!
So I sent it to a pregnant friend of mine using WhatsApp. She is due about 10 days before I am. Quite pleased with myself for sharing, I was a bit stunned when she responded with “what dodgy video have you sent me to watch?! Lol”
I quickly typed back “it’s a Breast feeding video my MW told me about!”
It turns out that YouTube gives you this warning when you try to view the video on a mobile device.
Say what YouTube?!? Are you for real?!
It’s a one hour old baby and a nipple. Baby moves to nipple and begins to latch on and feed! Why do you have to be over 18 to watch it?!
Breast feeding is natural. It is not sexual, it is not some kind of pornography. It’s a mother feeding her baby!
Whilst I appreciate not everyone is on the Breast feeding “bandwagon”, I actively searched for this link to watch it, so I know roughly what to expect. I didn’t expect to be told I had to confirm I was over 18!
(I did get this notice, but I just clicked passed it without paying any attention to it…..oops!)
YouTube, it’s not like I searched “skinny man banging a big boobied lady”, that I could understand carrying an Over 18 warning label. Besides, doesn’t your T&Cs prohibit videos of a sexual nature?! So I’d not expect to find sexually explicit videos on your site. (Not that I’m looking mind you!)
To those who flagged this as “inappropriate” – SHAME ON YOU!
But a Breast feeding baby? Come on now!!
Here’s the video