Breastfeeding Austin mom’s response goes viral

An Austin mom, Melanie Dudley, was breastfeeding her son when she was asked to “cover up” inside a restaurant. This is how she reacted, according to a friend who posted a picture of her on Facebook. And the image went viral– with over 200,000 shares.

Carol Lockwood said she’s never met her friend’s daughter-in-law, but felt compelled to share a photo she saw of the mother feeding her baby. Lockwood said, “I’m SO over people shaming women for nursing.”

Yahoo Lifestyle reports that Dudley was nursing her 4-month-old while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with her baby, 4-year-old twins and husband.

Last year, USA Today notes that another mother also covered her head after a customer at McDonald’s reportedly asked her to “cover up.” Breastfeeding advocacy groups have also shared similar images. 

So while at McDonald's today I was breastfeeding my 2 month old son a lady told me her husband was staring at me and…

Posted by Nicolle Blackman on Saturday, September 2, 2017

Breastfeeding in public without a cover is legal in all 50 states.

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