Ruin Your Day with Tits A Breastfeeding Video

“Tits” is not a word this girls uses.  Ever.  Well, at least until 48 hours ago when I first heard “Ruin Your Day with Tits”.  Now not only can I not stop singing this song about breastfeeding, but my 4 and 6 year old, are belting it out too.  It is one catchy tune.

Ruin Your Day with Tits Jennifer Andersen OurMuddyBoots.com

This song by Sparrow-Folk might be one of the biggest contributions to normalizing breastfeeding that has come in a long time.  The writers/singers ability to capture precisely what we breastfeeding families are met with is valuable. Putting those perceptions into an upbeat, fun, witty, and humorous song is perfection.  This makes it accessible to a wide group of people- it is approachable and non-threatening.  Do not get me wrong- people will still be uncomfortable… the song does point out the idiocy of suggesting that new mothers are exhibitionists!

“Tits are scary, just like spiders.” Sparrow-folk

Something else happens when a song like this comes along.  Those of us who have breastfed ourselves, or advocated for breastfeeding become energized. “Hey, YEAH!” we think as we listen.  “That is exactly it!” we think as the words register in our minds. Efforts like this YouTube video encourage us, solidify our thoughts, and clarify observations that we may have struggled with.  Most importantly, efforts like this bring us together.

When we are in public preparing to take our child to a toilet stall to breastfeed, we might rethink it.  Instead, we may decide that our baby’s comfort trumps the ignorance of the woman sitting next to us, and continue to enjoy our latte while our baby eats, too.  We will remember this video. Even though we are alone in that moment, we will know that we are supported- that there are loads of other families making the same choice, and that together we are creating change.

I think all sorts of forms of advocacy are necessary as we try to bring about change, and I am grateful to Juliet Moody and Catherine Crowley, of Sparrow-Folk for creating this one.  Please share far and wide- get the word out in a fun way that will make a difference for babies and families!

Now, watch and ENJOY!

 

2 Replies to “Ruin Your Day with Tits A Breastfeeding Video”

  1. When I was pregnant I had to firmly inform my father-in-law that under no circumstances was I okay with him referring to my breasts as tits or tittys. So I watched with slight hesitation. But I had a friend with me and we enjoyed a chuckle. I’ll share on FB, thanks for sharing.

  2. Love it! Oooh and Australian too! I am still BFing my 2nd at 16moand do it whenever, wherever. No issues, but obviously some people do have them ( issues).