Breastfeeding mother told to cover up at restaurant in Mexico, instead puts cloth over own face
A lot of times women are slammed for breastfeeding their children in pulic. There is no particular time when a baby would feel hungry, so breastfeeding depends on the demand of the hungry baby.
Recently, the mother of a four-month-old boy was told to ‘cover up’ by a male passerby for breastfeeding her baby at a restaurant in Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas. She covered up her face after reacting to man's comment. Her partner, as reported by the Independent, clicked the picture of Dudley’s response and it soon went viral.
A family friend Carol Lockwood posted the picture on Facebook and wrote, “A friend’s daughter-in-law was told to “cover up” while feeding her baby, so she did!🤣 I’ve never met her, but I think she’s AWESOME!!! (Please share! With permission, I’ve made this post public — I’m SO over people shaming women for nursing!!!❤️👶❤️ [PS: To reduce speculation: it was a man who asked her to cover up, it was 90 degrees and extremely humid, and, no, she wasn’t in a Muslim country disrespecting traditions.🙄]”
The picture has has received several likes and shares as well as many supporting the act. While some called Dudley a genius, other stated that breastfeeding was exactly why breasts existed in the first place.
Talking to Yahoo, Dudley spoke about the pressure women face when it comes to breastfeeding in public. “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.”