|Breastfeeding support aid or breast prostethic?|
I got the idea for the baby's mouth from Alison Blenkinsop, author of Fit to Bust - a Comic Treasure Chest. For instructions, visit www.linkable.biz and click on the button 'the breastfeeding enabler's toolchest'.
While looking for a pattern I also discovered that woolly boobies are made for cancer sufferers as they are nicer than prosthetic breasts.
Knitted breasts are used to teach mums how to achieve a good latch (hence the baby's mouth made with as lemonade bottle and a scrap of pink fabric secured with an elastic band). I filled it with torn pieces from old babygrows I machine washed beforehand.
I can definitely tick the creative recycling box with this make - the wool comes from odds purchased from my local charity shop.
But here are my favourite woolly breasts, sourced through a google search:
- Pink & fancy handmade breast
- A rainbow of woolly tits
- Beaded breast
- Breasts by generous nana
- Spring tits
- Golden boob (scroll down for English instructions)
Feel free to add your favourites but keep it clean!
UPDATE: there is a knitting tits challenge here for Breast Cancer Day 2011, click here...