Best Diaper Ad Ever Captures Reality of Breastfeeding in Public (VIDEO)

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There are two kinds of moms who breastfeed in public -- those who cover up and those who don't. Doesn't matter what way you choose to nurse your baby in public, of course, but my point is not every mom should be forced to cover up if it doesn't work for her ... or her baby. And every mother should have the right to feed her baby wherever and whenever baby is hungry.

Luvs, yes makers of diapers, did the incredible and featured a breastfeeding mom in a new commercial. It's funny, relatable, does that whole 'first kid/second kid' comparison, and makes a statement whether they intended to or not in defense of breastfeeding moms. Check it out.

Did you notice how the actor as a first-time mom breastfeeding her baby in the restaurant actually sticks out more with that big white blanket over her? She's uncomfortable and seems nervous trying to hide behind a plant. This is very much how many of us feel as a first-time mom trying to nurse baby in public. Especially knowing how most people think you should hide in the bathroom to do it.

But after the second baby, the mama is at ease. She even jokes to the waiter that her baby already ordered (breastmilk!) after she tells him, Eyes up here, buddy.


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I was a first-time and second-time mom just minutes apart -- I had twins. And I remember those early days of being worried that someone would see a baby at my breast while I was nursing in public and think it was obscene. But after a few months of fussy babies not liking being under covers while eating and worrying where my hooter hider was every time I left the house, I stopped concerning myself with all that and focused on feeding my kids whenever I had to. Because it's really not a big deal. Moms don't get naked to do it. And nipples aren't there on full display when kids nurse either. This Luvs commercial rings so true -- this is what it looks like when a mom breastfeeding in public. Nothing obscene about it.

Well, okay, maybe the commercial stretched the scenario a little bit. If they wanted to make it even more real, the toddler wouldn't have been so well behaved.

Great job, Luvs. And thank you!

What do you think of the commercial?


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tecsa... tecsabates

I love it! Her response to him staring is awesome!

Lisha Evans

PRICELESS JUST HOW I WAS WHEN I STARTED TO NURSE MY FIRST BUT 5 KIDS LATER, I WAS A PRO. UNLEASE THE BREAST MOMS BREAST IS BEST!!

cassi... cassie_kellison

I am more comfortable breastfeeding my second child than I was with my first, but Im still not whipping it out without a cover, for my own comfort.

nonmember avatar Thesimpletruth

Cute commercial. I have three kids and bf'ed for a long time with each (18 months) and am still bf'ing #3- I always go out to my car or to the bathroom. I don't ever do it in public. It's just a personal preference and I'm very modest. I even go into my back room in my house. I don't think there is anything wrong with not being all "out" there.

nonmember avatar Krysta

I love the commercial! I actually use cloth diapers but they did a great job with the commercial.

I was actually the opposite my 1st was a micropreemie so I learned to nurse in the very public NICU. When he got out he was on O2 so people were staring at us anyway. Now with my full term 6mo I'm more likely to cover mostly due to the statements I have gotten from some of the men in the family. :/

nonmember avatar Stephanie

This is great! I have three children (soon to deliver baby #4!) and I have breastfed each of them for about 18months each. I used an UdderCover with them but sometimes baby just wasn't happy about being covered up. I NEVER had my breast just hanging out for the world to see. I am fairly modest. But when my baby needed to eat, they ate! I didn't care where we were or who was there! I think this commercial is awesome! Great job Luvs!

Heather Hill St Onge

Currently breastfeeding my 3rd as I type this, I am not that modest when it comes to breastfeeding in the privacy of my home, friends or family.  With my first two, I did cover up as much as possible when out in public.  My third however, refuses to be covered when nursing. He won't eat and it makes it much more noticable that I am breastfeeding when he is flailing around and trying to rip the cover off.  Now that I am an "old-pro" I can get him on and off without flashing anything.  It is all what you and your baby are comfortable with.

Ty Tripp

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! I was like that with my first, but the others did not want to be covered up. Who wants to be all hot and smothered while eating? After awhile I didn't care. There is nothing unnatural or perverted about doing what we women are designed to do. It's beautiful and bonding. I applaude Luvs on this commercial!

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