Breastfeeding Mother Shamed On Facebook, Slams Stranger With Response
What would you do if a complete stranger shared a photo across social media slamming you for your life choices?
This young mother was faced with just that when a fellow customer in TGI Fridays chose to take a sneaky snap of her breastfeeding her newborn baby.
Posting the photo alongside a thinly veiled message shaming her for breastfeeding in public, the image quickly went viral.
Appearing on both Facebook and Instagram, the image spread so far that the woman, Conner Kendall, became aware of it and decided that she could not just shrug it off.
Her response was justified but scathing.
In less than two days her post has been shared over 47 thousand times.
"As I was admiring how adorable your daughter was, you were posting pictures of me on Facebook and Instagram," she begins.
Her main point is that she was trying to be courteous to the other patrons in the restaurant by minimising the amount of time she was exposed before and after breast feeding and that it is a natural bodily function, only sexualised by society.
""I did nothing wrong, I turned away to latch my son and pulled my shirt back up when he was finished out of respect for others in the restaurant," she said.
"I do not use a cover, because my son fights them, screams, and doesn't eat at all while under them. If he had been screaming because he was hungry then I would be a bad mom for not feeding my hungry child.
"I did not pump before leaving home, A-because my son does not like to take a bottle and B-because it is my right to feed him any way I see fit wherever I see fit."
Read her full explanation and retort via the Facebook message below.