Intimacy and bonding between the mother and her bundle of joy are facilitated through breastfeeding, a natural and lovely procedure.
Moms shouldn’t feel bad about feeding their children whenever and wherever they are hungry, but sadly, some people are critical of them because they think it’s improper or unacceptable for mothers to feed their children in public if they don’t conceal their faces.
In 2018, Melanie Dudley was out to dinner with her family and some friends when her 3-month-old baby began to cry for food. Melanie, a Texas native, began nursing her child without pausing. And while everyone appeared to be okay with it, it appeared that a stranger seated at the table across from this mom’s felt uneasy about it.
Melanie was approached by him, and he asked her to hide. She actually carried out her plan, but in the way the stranger had anticipated.
When a man ordered me to cover himself, I was in Cabo San Lucas on vacation with my entire family. We were seated toward the rear of the restaurant, which is unusual for me because I’m generally discreet, Melanie told Yahoo.
Despite wearing the cover, it was extremely hot. The Texan told TODAY that the temperature was around 95 degrees and her infant was perspiring.
‘You know what?’ I remarked. I’ll be taking a break while I’m away.
Instead of using the cover to protect her head, Melanie took it and put it on her head, making the entire restaurant giggle.
“All I did was place it over my head. Why is beyond me. It wasn’t like a sexual altercation or anything like that. I only reacted in that way. I couldn’t say anything, so I decided to just hide my face,” the woman said.
Carol Lockwood, a bystander who took a photo of Melanie and posted it online with the description, “I’ve never met her, but I think she’s AWESOME!!!,” was one of the women who saw the entire incident. (Please divulge! I’m so sick of people making fun of breastfeeding mothers, so with their permission, I’ve made this post public. The picture was shared more than 225,000 times in a short period of time.
Numerous others supported Melanie’s actions by standing by her side.
We firmly believe that feeding a baby in public while nursing is completely acceptable and that no mother should have any shame for doing so.