A mom was breastfeeding her 4-month-old baby while on a vacation with her husband, 4-year-old twins, and some friends.
When a stranger passed by, he demanded her to cover up.
But he didn’t say exactly what to cover, so the witty mother did something that won the internet.
34-year-old Melanie Dudley from Austin, Texas was clearly annoyed by the request, but she obliged anyway. And because the stranger wasn’t specific about which part, she threw a blanket and covered her face.
The moment was captured by Carol Lockwood and shared it on her Facebook with a caption that reads: “A friend’s daughter-in-law was told to “cover up” while feeding her baby, so she did! I’ve never met her, but I think she’s AWESOME!!!”
In the photo, Melanie is sitting outside a half-empty restaurant nursing her 4-month-old baby. One of her 4-year-old twins is next to her.
Lockwood also said, “Please share! With permission, I’ve made this post public – I’m SO over people shaming women for nursing!!!”
Lockwood also explained that it was a man who demanded Dudley to cover up, saying: “PS: To reduce speculation: it was a man who asked her to cover up, it was 90 degrees and extremely humid, and, no, she wasn’t in a Muslim country disrespecting traditions.”
Her post immediately went viral, with 127k reactions, 18k comments, and over 217k shares!
Facebook user Cheryl Amos commented: “People that don’t like this sorry if I offend some get a Life….
.There are lotsa people that eat and drink in public why can’t a mother breast feed her baby when baby’s hungry…. EISH…. . IF U DON’T LIKE IT OR DISAGREE WITH IT MOVE…. . MOVE FAR AWAY OR OTHERSIDE U ARE INTIMIDATED BY TI**…. . Baby has to be fed I say go mother’s who are breastfeeding I admire all of you!”
Rob Cook shared his thoughts: “Good for her and the baby. She should have told the man who asked her to cover up, to grow up… that is what breasts are for..!”
Michelle Shaw Bolton also said: “With everything else going on in the world today, this is what people are offended by?? Really?? The most natural thing since the dawn of time and this is what people want to argue about!?! Well I guess they will have to get over it because there are laws in place to protect what God intended for a mother to do for her child! For those that are offended, God gave you 2 eyes, look away, God gave you 2 legs, walk away, God gave you forgiveness, don’t judge less you be judged!”
What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree that there should be no problems and arguments when it comes to breastfeeding in public? Let us know in the comments section below!