“Earlier today I posted this picture of my son and I breastfeeding uncovered in a public restaurant. In the picture, it appears I’m staring off into the distance. In reality, I’m staring into the eyes of a woman staring at me. She is looking at me with disgust and shaking her head with judgement in an attempt to shame me and indirectly tell me without words that I am wrong and need to cover myself.” Read the rest of Ashley Kaidel’s post here
This is a real tough call here but come on, Ashley. Yes, it is natural but also yes, people may not want to see you dump ’em out so your kid can feed on those big, old fun bags. This isn’t a public park, this a restaurant where people are trying to eat and enjoy themselves. You could have just brought a blanket to cover up. Better yet, you could have planned just a little bit and thought, “Hey, I am going to be dining at this restaurant for 45-60 minutes with a baby that requires nursing, perhaps I should feed the child before I go out.”
Even better yet, you could just not bring a baby out to a restaurant. You know this baby was crying and annoying the shit out of everyone here before the mom remedied it by unmasking her mammary glands to shut the baby the fuck up. Double whammy if you ask me. Babies crying at places of leisure are the WORST. When was the last time you were out and thought, “I sure am glad these people brought their crying baby!” Never times infinity. Don’t make your crying child something that everyone has to deal with.
Your prerogative on how to feed your child is your’s alone but have some decency to try to stay within societal norms. Asking you to cover up is not that big of a deal. If you can’t do that, you need to plan ahead more effectively. Or if you are gonna do it in public and act like you don’t care, don’t turn around immediately shame the people who disagree with your choice, because that is a clear indicator that you do care, know better and that you are probably an awful person.
I would love to sit next this woman in a restaurant and just rip an endless stream of smelly, putrid farts and just look at her and say, “It’s natural and I shouldn’t have to stop, leave the room when they happen or feel ashamed,” and then see how much she likes it when she is subjected to someone doing something that may ruin her dining experience.
P.S.- Surprise, surprise. Ashley Kaidel is an Anti-Vaxxer.
Ashley we need to have a talk about what you expect from society and what society expects from you. Get your fucking kids vaccinated so you don’t put everyone else’s health at risk. Thanks.