It was only a matter of time before the bona fide hit song of this Fall was turned into a breastfeeding anthem. And while we wouldn't say there was a groundswell of action calling for an "All About That Breast" cover of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," this one's pretty funny.
Erie, PA-based mom of two Lori Burke came up with the idea while getting her kids ready for school one morning. Inspired by the Holderness family's parody of the song as a Thanksgiving anthem, she gave it a go, including lyrics like "I'm bringing boobies back" and "At first you may struggle and want to give up the fight, but you just listen to baby because they know just what they like." But the song's refrain — "I'm all about that breast, about that breast, no bottle" — has landed Burke in a bit of hot water with moms who can't or choose not to breastfeed. About the controversy, she tells the Erie Reader:
"I have two children 6 and 8 years old. I breastfed both but also bottle fed, pumped, used formula — I did it all. So I'm not trying to isolate moms who choose not to. I support all mothers and know that we all have to do what is best for our children and ourselves. Breast feeding is very stressful as a new mom. But it is the healthiest and least expensive way to feed your newborn, not to mention the bonding, immunities, and good things you pass on to your infant."
Take a listen and tell us: are you "All About That Breast"?