Thanks to recent legislation, it should no longer be taboo to breastfeed in public. This doesn't change the fact however, that many women still feel uncomfortable about it and in some cases feel they would rather switch to bottle feeding altogether. Research performed by the NCT suggests that 50% of breastfeeding mothers never attempt to feed in public.
I am a mother of three children who are now aged eight, six and four. I breastfed all of them and not only did I enjoy the experience, I found it extremely convenient. Not having to remember to take milk powder and sterilised water out every time we went anywhere made getting used to life with children much less complicated.
However, I can still remember countless times, when I had to hide myself away in another room, in order to avoid others feeling uncomfortable or simply because I felt awkward. When I recently came across the babette through Dr Arabella Sargent, the GP who originally designed it, I couldn't believe that I hadn't found one before or that all mothers weren't given them as standard issue. What a difference it could make.
It is because of this that I am so excited to have taken over baby babette. I am working from home around my growing family, but hope that with the baby babette, I can help as many new mothers as possible successfully overcome any issues they may come across with breastfeeding in public and give them the freedom they deserve.