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After the selfie, the brelfie

Taking pictures while breastfeeding your baby is now a trend.
By Janine Ayoub
November 28, 2016

Taking pictures while breastfeeding your baby is now a trend. It's a real phenomenon, and we even have a name for it: the brelfie. However, breastfeeding has existed since the beginning of time and doing it in public is often frowned upon.

On July 29, at a conference held in Geneva on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, the World Health Organization (OMS) and UNICEF encouraged "Brelfies" (the combination of breastfeeding and selfies). The goal is to defend women's right to breast-feed in public.

According to UNICEF, "Breastfeeding stimulates a child's health, IQ, school performance and income during adulthood," said the official account of the organization.

For Nancy, 35, breastfeeding is the most beautiful experience she has ever had as a mom. "It's the exact opposite of what one might hear; breastfeeding is not at all painful nor exhausting. For instance, we no longer need to get up to prepare a bottle of milk in the middle of the night!" she says.

Breastfeeding or baby bottle? The choice is yours.

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