Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you one if wonders of the world, and one which has been around well before the appearance of Man. It is a wholly natural event, it is conducive to the growth of a new born animal especially to those of a mammalian classification.
What is the name of this natural wonder, why it is called breast feeding. You will see on your left there i s a drawing of a Mother and child. She is smiling and the baby is sucking on what is called a “nipple” which is located on a “breast”.
Now dear reader, be not alarmed. The process is natural it has been going on, in various forms, for thousands of years, and although it appears that the child may be about to remove part of the breast tissue, no such harm is about to occur
Ok, enough of this nonsense, we all now about breast feeding don’t we, and we all know of the benefits that accrue from such an operation; or do we?
In England there seems to be a problem. Mothers, in the more deprived areas of Britain, seem to have either lost the knack of breast feeding, or have simply lost interest, and now a scheme is being launched to bring them back into the fold. How is this being done-why by handing out £200 shopping vouchers upon proof of breast feeding.
A nice touch this when you think about it, the baby gets a slurp from an amply, or generally amply supplied milk bar, while the economy is boosted due to a rise i spending power. Brilliant, healthy babies and a healthy economy, all in one; what a wonderful idea.
Why do mothers, and we as a nation, for by birth I ma English, have to be reminded of breast feeding though?
Are we not mammals, have we not always had mammary glands as a species, and, though there can be problems, have we not successfully deployed this technique for years.
In a previous post on this blog called –What if-We are but Animals? I debated the fact of whether we are animals or separate from the animal kingdom from which we came, but little did I think that such an assertion would be demonstrated so well. What is wrong with us, I ask myself, that such encouragement needs to be given? Are we so stupid, as a species, to isolate ourselves from something that is so totally natural, totally healthy, and which has been going on since well before we were around.
On the lighter side, just think of what it might do as regards mammalian conservation and repopulation of critically endangered species. Think of the snow leopard, the giant panda, or the Sumatran Rhino; let alone all the rest of the animals and endangered species we seem hell bent on destroying. Should they be given shopping vouchers, so as to give them an incentive to breed. What vouchers might be deemed suitable is debateable, but I’m sure that the World Wildlife Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Fund, and a whole host of other conservation and animal charities can come up with a few ideas!
That’s all folks, the best of luck with this medical breakthrough, and I leave you with a quote friom the Bible. Luke 23-24
FATHER FORGIVE US, FOR WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE DO
Byeeeee—–slurp—slurp—OW that hurt you greedy little xyzx…—!!
P.S If you only find time to click on one of the related links below please, please click on the fourth article down, this is nearly as crazy as the main post story
- Mother’s milking it….for vouchers. (annikazam.wordpress.com)
- 200 Quid Bribe to Breastfeed (politics.ie)
- 8 critically endangered species to appreciate while you still can (sunsetdaily.wordpress.com)
- Men warned not to share wife’s breast while breast feeding (vanguardngr.com)
- Researchers to offer shopping vouchers to mothers who breastfeed (theguardian.com)
- NHS bribes breastfeeders with money better spent elsewhere: the triumph of ‘best is breast’ fanatics (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- My views on breast-feeding in public are politically indecent (blogs.spectator.co.uk)