There's currently a global debate going on about women who breastfeed their infants in public. And while some argue that there is simply nothing wrong in it, as it is a beautiful and natural act, while others find that it should be done in private, away from the public eye.
Today I am talking about a woman Avery Lane, who was shamed for breastfeeding in public, but the way she shut down the haters came to be simply superb. Her reply had gone viral as well.
Let's have a look!
You've probably seen a sign of this nature more than once in your life. They're put in place so that women may have a quiet and private place to breastfeed their newborn babies. But of late, men and women worldwide are in disagreement that the natural act of feeding a child needs to be done in private.
Avery Lane, in April 2017, while at the H&R Block location, she was told to "cover up" her breast when she persisted in feeding her child. Utterly appalled, she took to Facebook to air her frustrations.
In the post, she said, "So I was breastfeeding my two months old at an H&R Block on a military post when the manager asked me, 'Can you cover up with a towel or something?' I was completely shocked so I raised my voice slightly and said, 'No but I have a muslin if you would like to cover your face. You must not know Georgia's breastfeeding laws."
She continued to say, "He asked me to leave since he was helping my friend and not me. So I then called the Military Police so they could come and inform him of them. I'm glad they came and advised him that he could not tell me to leave. Also one of the MPs said to me that there is nothing wrong with a mother breastfeeding her child."
Her final note? "I'm only posting this because I hope more moms will stand up to normalise breastfeeding. I refuse to cover my child or nurse in my car."
Since posting on Facebook, she has received some positive and negative comments about her post, and for that reason, she took to YouTube to answer a few of them. She says that while she does not want the officer in question to be fired, she just wants him to be more educated and understanding about things of that nature.
And at the end of the day, when this little cutie gets hungry - why should he have to hide behind four walls?
Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comment box below. But before I leave, let's look at some of the adorable pictures from Avery's Facebook.