Quoted: Ali Wong

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
9:30 am
08/10/16

Photo Via Baby Cobra

“I could go on and on and on about breastfeeding. I thought it was supposed to be this beautiful bonding ceremony, where I would feel like I was sitting on a lily pad in a meadow and bunnies would gather at my feet. But really it’s like this savage ritual that just reminds you that all of us, we’re nothing but mammals. We ain’t special. You know? When she gets hungry, my baby girl, she yanks my nipple back and forth like that bear effing up Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. It’s frightening. And the lactation consultant, all of these things surrounding it. When you become a mother, it’s like you just seek aid from so many white hippie witches. Doulas! Lactation consultants! Placenta encapsulation people! All these white hippie witches who you pay like $500. I could go on and on about it. Pumping is a whole thing. You have to get naked at work.”

-Ali Wong, on breastfeeding, motherhood, and Baby Cobra, on NPR (2016).

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