Imagine a world where men could breastfeed. Such a thought might sound weird, but it makes us wonder how their lives would be, compared to the reality of our lives — specifically, how breastfeeding would affect a man’s life on the job. Naya Health’s now-viral “If Men Breastfed” video takes a hilarious stab at the notion in a visually awesome way while pointing out a pretty major double standard.
“Do you think our wives have any idea how hard we have it?”
What if men breastfed:
Naya Health gets an A+ in our book for this epic video that shows how a day in the life of a breastfeeding dad at work might look — posing the question, “If men breastfed, would we still be dealing with outdated breast pumps, closets that double as lactation rooms, and a work culture that treats pumping as an inconvenience?”
Yeah, the answer is NO.
While some comments have said that this is a bit of dad-bashing, we think it’s a funny exaggeration of the reality. Unlike some videos, it doesn’t make out dads to be witless buffoons, but instead just points out how a male-dominated workplace might be different if men were the ones who were responsible for the important, and often inconvenient, task of breastfeeding.
We also enjoyed a funny diversion from the mommy wars over how much, how long, and where it’s appropriate. It’s clear to us that our kids, moms, and even dads, would be healthier and happier if the world made it easier to perform one of nature’s most natural roles of being a mom.