Breastfeeding women are criticised for pretty much everything.
They’re either too smug, too public, or too wholesome. Who knew feeding your baby could cause such controversy?
Some women have been accused of breastfeeding in public for attention. This makes perfect sense, of course. It’s only ever said by very intelligent people who know that babies often feign hunger, just so their mamas can show off about how giant their boobs are, thanks to breastfeeding. Thanks babies, we owe you one.
Unfortunately, stories about women being shamed for breastfeeding in public are not uncommon.
Some women have been asked to stop breastfeeding by (totally clueless) cafe owners.
Others have been asked to use a blanket to cover up.
Even people who say they are “totally supportive” of breastfeeding mamas sometimes think a blanket or cover up should be used “for modesty”. Isn’t it great when people have opinions on things that have nothing to do with them?
One hilarious dad has come up with the perfect reply to all the breastfeeding shamers.
Brock Smith filmed a video of himself trying to eat with a blanket over his head, to highlight just how ridiculous this suggestion is.
Guess what? Eating under a blanket isn’t easy or pleasant. As you might expect, Smith can’t see the food he is trying to eat and is having great difficulty cutting up his dinner.
Smith shared his video with the world via the Breastfeeding Mama Talk Facebook page.
At last count, it had been viewed almost 150,000 times.
Smith, who made the video with his wife, told the online community: “We are just so passionate about breastfeeding moms and the selflessness that the act calls for. For people to be ignorant enough to harass a mother trying to have a normal life while breastfeeding a child just infuriates us. We have never been harassed ourselves but we hear all the horror stories from friends and social media”.
It’s hoped Smith’s video will encourage breastfeeding shamers to think twice before suggesting a cover up.
Recommended Reading: 10 Things That Happen When You Breastfeed In Public and Should Women Cover Up When Breastfeeding?