The incident happened at London's V&A Museum and was chronicled by the shamee, on Twitter at the handle @Vaguechera. In her now-viral post, the user shares a photo of herself and her little one, in front of a statue of a baby being breastfed by a mother. The caption explained, "Flashed a nanosecond of nipple while #breastfeeding and was asked to cover up in @V_and_A courtyard. Am perplexed...."
Yeah, we are too.
We applaud this mama for standing up for herself, and admire her lighthearted take on her shaming situation. To be fair, the museum has since reached out to her with an apology via Twitter, writing "V sorry. Our policy is clear: women may breastfeed wherever they like, wherever they feel comfortable & shld not be disturbed."
Unfortunately, it seems this mom has been pestered on social media by folks who are against breastfeeding. She was prompted to share on Twitter, "Have tried to stay good humoured but now quite weary of being made a lightening rod for people's conflicted ideas about #breastfeeding."
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Sigh. Here's hoping the support this mother receives will outweigh the criticism. We certainly have your back!