Even when breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the world, some people get offended when spotting a mother feeding her baby. Do you remember when a mother was banned from Victoria’s Secret stores because she refused to breastfeed her baby in an empty dressing room?
The following Facebook post has gone viral because it raises the public breastfeeding issue once more but it’s a particular 6-year-old that is the star. He has the most epic response for someone who got offended by his mother breastfeeding his baby sister in a food court.
Here’s a transcript of the Facebook post…
At the mall today with my two babies. Almost 6-year-old Airryn and almost 1-month-old Adasyn. We are walking around and Addie gets hungry. I ask Airryn if he is he says yes, so we go to the food court and order his favorite sesame chicken.
We sit down to eat and order Addie’s favorite boobie delight. I cover up and proceed to fill her belly. Airryn is eating his chicken, a lady walks by with her food and child looks at me and huffs and rolls her eyes. She then goes to sit down, I see her look at me again and she walks towards me and says, ever so rudely, “You do know there is a chair in the bathroom to do that, my child does not need to see you feeding yours here while she’s eating.”
I start to speak when my son cuts in and says, “I don’t need to see your kid eating while I’m eating?”
She says, “She’s eating food with no body part showing.”
He looks back at the girl and says, “I can her legs and can’t see any part of my sister.” She asked me if I let him talk to everyone like that. I said, “How, truthfully?”
She told me again, I should go to the bathroom. Airryn got up and walked to her table. She asked what he was doing and he says, (this made me proud) “I was going to help you with your food to the bathroom too. If you think it’s okay for my sister to eat there…then, it’s okay for you to eat there.”
She said my boy is disrespectful. I say my boy is just well educated at 5 years old.
Please share this with a mom, your friends and family so they know one of the best things a parent or guardian can do is make it safe for children to speak up to defend themselves or their family.
Unfortunately, there is always going to be debates about this issue but this 6-year-old’s response was just priceless. Please share this story about a boy defending his mother feeding her baby with your friends and family.