Ah, breastfeeding. It’s a thing that everyone thinks you should do, but no one really wants to see you do. As someone who is still breastfeeding her 6.5 month old, I can tell you that my experience has been mostly positive. No one has given me any dirty looks or really paid me much attention at all when I’ve chosen to (or been forced to) feed the babe in public.
That said, sure. There are times when I felt a little weird pulling out my boob (for instance, the first several times I did it with my father in the room). I also expect that the longer I choose to continue, the more people will have opinions on the matter.
Breastfeeding in public is a guaranteed right in most states, and also in England, where this mom lives. We don’t know her name – only her Twitter handle, which is vaguechera – and that she was nursing her 1-year-old in the Victoria and Albert Museum courtyard when a museum employee asked her (politely) to cover up.
Mama took issue with the interaction and lit up Twitter with her clever responses (with photographs) from inside the museum, which left the director with little choice but to apologize (given UK laws).
Her first reply, complete with pictures of other ladies inside the museum who clearly also need to cover up:
Then, she started to get a little sassy…
And downright funny. Ha!
Which led to an apology from the museum…
And also from the director.
As with pretty much every decision us mamas make from day one until we send our kids off to college, people on Twitter had a wide range of reactions to her situation and with how she chose to handle it.
But hey. She accepted the apology, so we should probably all just move on – will report back on when exactly the internet learns how to let things go.
h/t: Bored Panda
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