Breastfeeding your baby is something natural and what a lot of mothers tend to do. You cannot always predict when you will have to feed your baby and sometimes have to do it in public.
This is what a young mother did but little did she know someone was secretly making a video of her… When she came across the video, she had a lot to say. Keep reading to learn more…
A woman from Maryland was going about her day, using social media as she usually does, when she came across a video that made her stop dead in her tracks.
Izabele Lomax paused to take a closer look at the video which confirmed what she initially thought; she was looking at a video of herself.
The post she came across was actually a screenshot of a previous post. Someone had recorded Lomax breastfeeding in public and had stated that they wishes she had covered herself up while doing so.
The screenshot Lomax came across was posted by a woman in a breastfeeding support group. She wrote along the image, “Just pulled up my Facebook and was greeted with this, and I just cannot understand how another female can say this and take VIDEO of this momma feeding her baby and post it to the internet.”
Lomax felt similarly because the mother breastfeeding the child in the video was indeed her. She recalled the moment, “I was like, ‘That’s me!’” The young mother had no idea she had been secretly filmed while feeding her baby.
The original person who made the video and posted it said that they did not intend to shame women breastfeeding in public. They wrote, “I’m shaming the woman who breastfeeds in public with no respect to cover themselves up.”
She said she did not wish to see topless women at the beach and did not want to cover her son’s eyes and explain to him what the topless woman was actually doing.
The video showed Lomax sitting at the beach under an umbrella, breastfeeding her infant. She had no idea she was secretly being recorded.
Lomax however, did not take it lying down and decided to respond to the woman who had made a video of her without her consent. What was a beautiful day she enjoyed at the beach with her fiance, baby, and parents had turned ugly because someone did not agree with her decisions.
She said while she would not have stopped breastfeeding her child at the beach, the woman who made a clandestine video of her should have tried to talk to her instead of making a video of her without her knowledge.
She also went on to say that the woman should not have sexualized the concept of breastfeeding for her four-year-old son. Lomax questioned whether the woman had “her own set of issues” because of how she reacted to the situation.
“If you have the time to take a video of me and make this joke of a Facebook post, you have the time to educate your son about the fact that babies are fed this way,” the furious young mother wrote.
People completely sided with Lomax, and the original poster even deleted the video she posted. People were surprised at what the woman did to teach a young breastfeeding mom ‘a lesson.’ One commenter wrote, “Who does this lady think needs protection? Kids? You just tell your kid, ‘That lady is feeding her baby.’ Then the kid asks some questions, and you answer and move on. You know, like parenting.”
Another person pointed out that the baby’s head covered any nudity the original poster was worried about.
All in all, it seemed like a lot of people have strong opinions about the situation. What do you think of this entire incident? Let us know in the comments.
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