Woman has best responce when strangers complain about her breastfeeding
Source: The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/woman-breastfeeding-baby-mother-staring-her-response-told-stop-public-nicolle-blackman-seattle-a7956821.html?amp
The stranger asked Blackman to cover up because her husband couldn’t stop staring.
Unsurprisingly, 29-year-old Blackman wasn’t thrilled by the woman’s demand so decided to cover up her face instead of her breast, which she says caused the upset wife to “grab her husband and leave”
“I was very annoyed when she said that. Why would I cover up my son? He holds his breath when he’s covered,” Blackman said.
“I was surprised. I think she was upset because her husband was looking. He didn’t seem to pay her any attention when she was talking.
“I noticed he was staring. I understand people are curious and it doesn’t bother me. I’m going to feed my son regardless. His wife was really concerned but I wasn’t concerned.
“You could only see the side of my boob so I was like ‘okay’ and covered my face. She grabbed her husband and left. My daughter [Kaymaii, 11] said she looked mad.”
Blackman explained that she’d been careful to make sure her nipple was never exposed, and this was the first time she’d experienced such a reaction.
“My daughter didn’t understand why I needed to cover her brother and she took the picture because she wanted to show my mum.
“She wanted to tell her grandmother that I was being mean to her brother and she did. My mum said that she was proud that I stood up for what I believed in.”
Blackman hopes her story will give other women confidence to breastfeed in public.