Hollie McNish Defends Breastfeeding in Public With Viral Video, Poem

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Hollie McNish, a British poet and mother, has taken the breastfeeding world by storm with her scathing defense of breastfeeding in public.

A video of McNish reading her spoken-word poem, "Embarrassed" has gone viral, just as National Breastfeeding Week closes in the U.K. and Alicia Silverstone launches a vegan-friendly milk-sharing bank.

McNish wrote the poem over the course of six months as she nursed her daughter in public restrooms after being told she should just stay at home the first time she tried to breastfeed in public.

Now, three years later, she has released her battle cry on the world for the first time in hopes of helping other moms in the same position feel unashamed of breastfeeding their babies.

The poet is clear that she's not against formula feeding and hates the rift between moms who breastfeed and moms who formula feed.

She just believes that it's time to support moms going through what she experienced, especially when it seems like it's okay for women to show skin at any time other than when they're feeding a baby.

She closes her poem with the following lines:

"in this country of billboards covered in tits
I think we should try to get used to this."

So, what do you think, THGers? Is it time to get used to this? Or should moms just stay home if their baby needs to eat?

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