Ashley Kaidel is going viral simply because she’s tired of breastfeeding mothers being asked to cover up while feeding their babies.
The mom posted a photo to her facebook wall showing herself breastfeeding her baby while out in a restaurant, commenting that while it may look like she’s simply enjoying her bonding time, she’s actually staring down a woman who has done nothing but give her dirty looks for feeding her child in public. Ashley posted this picture to her facebook page with a commentary on why women who are breastfeeding shouldn’t be expected to cover up.
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.
Let me make my reasoning clear on why I post pictures of my son and I publicly breastfeeding uncovered.
I don’t mean to say “Everyone should breast feed without a cover. Show the world your boobs!” If a mother is more comfortable covering herself because SHE feels better doing so, then I totally support that.