Having children is one of the most increible things that we, as a species do. However you choose to have them, most of us can agree that parents are heroes.
New parents are often inundated with advice on what to do. In the UK, there is a widely held belief that breastfeeding is best for new babies. Mothers who choose not to or are unable to breastfeed frequently discuss stigma over not breastfeeding their children. Conversely, mums who do breastfeed often face stigma when breastfeeding their children in public.
Apart from the health benefits, one of the most widely circulated arguments in favour of breastfeeding is that it's free. This is particularly convincing to mums from low income brackets.
But history professor Kera Lovell made an incredible point on Twitter which is sure to make us all see the debate through a new, more feminist lens.
Someone just told me she had spent roughly 4866 hours of her life breastfeeding and that breastmilk is only free if… https://t.co/cBp1kYbbha