A mum has sparked a fierce debate online after breastfeeding her 10-month-old son while waiting in a queue at Disneyland.
Mum-of-one Brittni Medina shared a photo on the Breastfeeding Mama Talk Facebook group, along with a caption explaining her recent shaming experience.
The Californian, who is an Annual Passport holder for the popular theme park wrote: ‘So we are APs and go to Disney often. Well my little man is 10months and BF!
‘So we’re pretty comfortable feeding anywhere; any way. Well these ladies were so angry by it my husband just had to take a picture. Peep the haters. Characters of the day. Just had to get a picture!’
So we are APs and go to Disney often. Well my little man is 10months and BF! So we’re pretty comfortable feeding anywhere; any way. Well these ladies were so angry by it my husband just had to take a…
The mum added an update explaining that she wasn’t walking around feeding her son, but instead was in a long queue, when her son got hungry.
‘So I took off my first top and nursed. These women were making snarky comments so I moved from my spot to catch a picture with these characters.’
She added: ‘Not for attention for me but attention to the fact NO WOMEN SHOULD BE SHAMED FOR FEEDING THEIR BABY UNCOVERED.’
After sharing the picture, the post garnered over 800 comments and 700 shares – and many were on the mum’s side.
‘Screw them Momma you rock!’, said one follower, while another posted: ‘A boob is a boob get over it! God I can’t stand when people don’t understand that breasts are for feeding our children, not for sexual reasons! Ugh.’
While this user simply said: ‘100% have my support keep on smiling and feeding!’
A fourth user posted: ‘You do your thing momma! Don’t let anyone’s dirty looks stop you from feeding your baby anywhere!’
However, not everyone was in agreement with the mum, with some telling her to breastfeed ‘discreetly’.
‘Please go to a breastfeeding area! You are being naked in front of many children! Disgusting! I breast fed 3 children at Disney and had more respect for myself and others,’ blasted one follower.
While this follower said: ‘There’s a right and wrong way to breastfeed. Covering up in a public place filled with tons of people such as Disney would be more classy and tasteful.
‘It’s like everyone is trying to prove something. Go ahead nurse all you want but be respectful that other people’s children are around. I always had a nursing scarf handy.’
Another user wrote: ‘I’m an avid breastfeeding supporter, but there are ways to breastfeed discreetly without covering and this is a little excessive…. just my honest opinion.’
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