What is wrong with breastfeeding in public? Recently, people are somehow thinking that breastfeeding in public is a form of indecency since women are showing off their breasts. What most people are missing out is the fact that they aren’t doing it to show off, but rather to feed their babies.
In fact, just recently, a woman who took a public transport with her family, became the center of controversies online after she was photographed while breastfeeding her baby in public.
The photo quickly went viral online, creating an online debate if it’s inappropriate or not.
The photo showed a woman sitting next to her husband on a train with her left breast exposed since she was feeding her daughter.
As stated by Stomp, a lot of netizens were against her choice, claiming that feeding her baby that way isn’t appealing in the eyes and she should have at least covered herself up! However, there were also a few people who supported her choice to feed her baby in public, while saying that she has all the rights to do it since she’s a mother.
The post reached the woman in the photo and surprisingly, she’s fine with it. In fact, she even released a few statements about her photo.
She wrote: “I know that a picture of me breastfeeding is being shared right now. I am ok with it. Thanks for the concern to all those who have pmed me. Personally, I am not too bothered about it since I don’t think it is wrong to breastfeed in public.”
“I have a nursing cover, but my girl will cry and struggle when I use it. Those who suggest using a cover should try eating or drinking under a cover and see if you like it or not.”
“I just want to dress up and be a normal woman while still being able to take care of my kids and their needs. If people are ok with women who show cleavage, I don’t know why they would not be ok with me breastfeeding. Unless these group of people think my breast is for sex and not for feeding my baby.”
A lot of people supported her statements and reacted positively. People even claimed that they are proud of her.