Being a mother is challenging, to say the least. Raising a child is not a walk in the park; it has ups and downs – you are literally caring for a tiny human being 24/7. It’s tasking, tiring, but extremely rewarding.
Today’s story is about a mother who was on vacation with her three-month-old baby and was asked to cover up while breastfeeding.
Melanie Dudley, a mom from Texas, was on vacation at Cabo San Lucas. One day, while having lunch at a corner table, she started to breastfeed her baby, and it was met with undue attention.
A stranger popped up and asked her to cover up. Instead of arguing over what the man said, she quietly covered her face up with a blanket and continued to breastfeed her baby!
While speaking to Yahoo! Lifestyle, Melanie said:
“I was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas with my entire family and a man asked me to cover myself,”
“I’m usually discreet but we were seated in the back of the restaurant.”
“I did have the cover on, but it was so hot. It was like, 95 degrees, and my little baby was sweating,”
Her husband took a photo of her while this happened and posted it on Facebook. It received unanimous praise and support for Melanie’s actions and unflinching maternal instincts.
Her photo went viral and with people responding to her saying it was the right thing to do to care for her child before anything else.
Melanie also has two four-year-old boys who are twins! While speaking of breastfeeding in public, Melanie said:
“It was impossible to do both at the same time when we were out so I never had this problem. With my little one, it’s so much easier to nurse out in public.”
We, as a society, need to be more accepting, helpful, and kind with mothers. It’s already tough to raise happy and healthy children; the least we can do is mind our own business when we see a mother nurturing her little one.
More power to you, Melanie!
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