What’s more important: a baby’s comfort as they feed, or a stranger’s discomfort because of something that wasn’t their business to begin with? I think we all know the answer to that question. The issue of whether a mother has the right to openly breastfeed in public has come up again — somehow.
After going to H&R Block with her baby, Avery Lane was told to leave after a manager asked her to cover up and she refused. Avery’s amazing response has people talking on Facebook and you need to read it for yourself.
One thing is clear, people still don’t seem to understand that breastfeeding is a mother’s right.
In fact, several instances of this harassment have popped up online recently.
Another woman, Avery Lane, has people talking online after a killer response she laid on a man that harassed her for breastfeeding in public.
Obviously, not what she expected to hear. Avery was shocked and decided that she needed to say something to the man.
This is why it’s good to know what’s legal in your state — Avery let the man know that it was her right to openly feed her child.
“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,” she added.
The next interaction in the comment section was quite interesting. One woman pointed out that she never really saw the big deal with covering up.
It’s surprising how many people were actually against public breastfeeding. Nita Scott pointed out that while she doesn’t have a problem with breastfeeding, other people find it weird — and for that reason, people should cover up.
Robin Dallaire replied saying that “I hope you will soon learn to see women’s breasts in a non- sexual way.”
Diana Morris points out that, aside from people unnecessarily sexualizing breasts, it used to be fairly commonplace until recently.
Avery wants her message to be heard so that breastfeeding becomes more widely accepted in public.