Most mothers make this gesture when breastfeeding in public, and sometimes this is inevitable, but the question of covering the body while breastfeeding has caused people to talk about themselves, as this story illustrates.
Motherhood is filled with many enchanting experiences, including breastfeeding. The truth is that children cannot be isolated in a corner, especially when they are hungry. The mother must be prepared to answer her baby’s call for breast milk at any time, regardless of the time or where the baby is located.
Despite its acceptance, breastfeeding seems to attract much more attention than bottle-feeding, unfortunately, not always of the “adorable” kind, as was the case with one breastfeeding mother whose story went viral in 2018. A stranger approached the woman breastfeeding her baby in public and asked her to “cover up”, but the woman’s reaction to the stranger’s words made her story even more touching.
Dudle Indossava also wore a bedspread, but the scorching heat forced her to remove it. Y recalled the incident from the mother-of-three’s perspective:
“I was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas with my whole family and a man asked me to cover. I’m usually discreet, but we were sitting at the back of the restaurant”.
“I had the blanket on, but it was so hot. It was about 35 degrees and my baby was sweating. I said, ” You know what? I’m on vacation, I’m taking it off, ” he told Today According to Dudley
Her husband brought the breastfeeding blanket, and she covered her head after receiving it, and said she was “stunned” by the stranger’s words.
“I put it over my head. I don’t know why. It wasn’t a dirty fight or anything. It was just my reaction. I had no words, so I thought I’d cover my head,” the woman explained.
His mother’s friend Carol Lock Lock Lockood shared a photo of the funny moment on Facebook on July 30, 2018 after Dudle’s husband scattato covered her head:
One user wrote “If you want to breastfeed in public, do it. If you don’t like it, don’t do it and don’t look at those who do. I am sure that his sensitivity can withstand a few seconds of looking at a woman breastfeeding her baby without suffering permanent psychological damage before looking away”.
I think it’s brilliant. If someone feels the need to cover themselves, they can try using a nice handkerchief pinned to the top to slightly cover the baby’s head. This way you do not get too hot. I think these breastfeeding covers are excessive, ” another user wrote.
A third user stated “OMG, I love this woman! No woman should be ashamed to breastfeed her baby! I’ve seen mothers do it in public and never thought it was a sexual or shameful thing.
I think it is the most extraordinary and affectionate contact between a mother and her child. It is good for her!!” .
Dudle’s public breastfeeding, however, was condemned by some internet users. “I think breastfeeding is a beautiful thing. However, I also believe that there must be a level of modesty. Sorry, I’m old-fashioned, ” one Facebook user replied.
Another user wrote, ” I don’t understand why the whole breast has to be exposed. Feeding your child does not justify decency or respect for other human beings”.
“I think it’s incredibly disrespectful for a woman to pull out her breasts and breastfeed her baby in public.
It is a pity that many people have lost the sense that some things should remain intimate and private,” confessed a third user.According to Dudle detto, the post went viral because breastfeeding was the reason for the virality
In public was a topic that interested many women and they were tired of it being talked about.
She is just one of many women impeached for breastfeeding in public, as the month following the incident is National Breastfeeding Month.
For the mother of three, the most important message is to support nursing mothers, regardless of whether they cover themselves or not. Nicole Blackman faced a similar situation in 2017 when a stranger asked her to cover herself while breastfeeding her son. The same happened to Lane Lane four months earlier when she was asked to cover herself with a towel.
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