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People Love This Mom’s Defiant Poem About Breastfeeding

We have all seen the massive debate online about breastfeeding in public. Like it or not, it’s perfectly legal in all 50 states and, not to mention, a human right. Why should you not be able to feed your infant baby wherever you want? Why should any mother be worried about what people think? That’s exactly why this super mom took to Facebook. And, accompanied by a hilariously fitting photo, published a poem about breastfeeding. Her viral poem shows no mom should be afraid of feeding her little one in public![1]

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This Mother Of Two Was Shamed For Breastfeeding Her Kids

Meet Whitney Huntwork. She’s a mom to two beautiful children, and she was sick and tired of the droning debate on breastfeeding in public.

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Whitney was done being shamed for feeding her child, and she was done with the dirty and rude comments from bystanders who have nothing better to do with their time.

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Because of all the flack she’d been getting (and seen other moms receiving), Whitney decided to post a picture of her breastfeeding her son in the grocery store. The photo she posted shows her standing proudly and really not giving a single care in the world. Accompanied with the photo was her amazing poem, another reason why this post went viral.

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The supermom decided to post her image, head held high, and her witty poem on a Facebook group specifically for moms who breastfeed. Her photo and poem quickly spread across the internet and was seen by hundreds of thousands of people.[2]

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A Poem About Breastfeeding In Public

Whitney’s poem about breastfeeding was not only clever and hilarious, but it really did hit the nail on the head as it resonated with moms all over the world.

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Anytime. Anywhere. You can stare, I don’t care. I’ll feed my hungry child, here or there, if you don’t like my boob I still don’t care. A Restaurant? A store? It’s boob juice galore! A theater? A museum? But your more focused on trying to see them! Bottle or boob Its all just food. You still think I should cover?

You should run and tell your mother. Pull out your phone and take a picture? But I’m the one who’s the problem? Don’t you wish we could all mind our business? That would sure solve them! Think I am disgusting? I could say the same? Think I am playing an attention seeking game? You are wrong because you see, really I am only worried about the comfort of my baby and me!

– Sincerely Whitney, the badass breastfeeder & her badass son fueled by purely boob juice.
The awesome photo that went alongside the poem.
Whitney Huntwork | Facebook

Why It’s Okay To Breastfeed in Public

Whitney’s poem about breastfeeding has definitely made a huge impact, especially after being seen by so many people on the internet. But, there are still countless people who think it’s ok to shame mothers for doing it.

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As a mom myself, even though I did not breastfeed, I can not imagine how difficult it must be to have a hungry, screaming baby and not feed him or her right there.

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So, here are a few reasons why you need to stop shaming moms for feeding their babies, not that you still needed any;

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  1. Breasts, believe it or not, evolved to feed babies. They were not created for your pleasure or arousal.
  2. Would you like to eat with a hot blanket covering your head? No? Then don’t tell breastfeeding moms to “cover-up.”
  3. Babies need to be fed. Often. Every. Few. Hours. Expecting a mother to run around to find a place she can be sheltered from the public every time her baby is hungry is just plain ridiculous.
  4. It’s not illegal. In the United States, feeding your baby by the breast in public is 100% legal in all 50 states.[3]

It does not matter what your personal beliefs are. Shaming a mother is never okay.

Keep Reading: Mom Who Nurses Her 5-Year-Old Wants To Normalize Extended Breastfeeding

References

  1. Breastfeeding in Public: Tips and Laws for Nursing Mothers.” What To Expect. Kathleen Felton. August 6, 2020.
  2. Whitney Huntwork.” Facebook
  3. 7 Reasons Why People Need To Get Over Women Breastfeeding In Public.” Elite Daily. Allison Crist. August 5, 2015.
Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13 year old boy.
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