Breastfeeding in public continues to spark a number of public conversations and debates.
A mom who goes by Conner Kendall on Facebook recently joined that conversation by posting a letter in defense of breastfeeding her baby at a T.G.I Fridays restaurant.
Her passionate letter was in response to finding a picture of herself taken, unbeknownst to her, while she was breastfeeding her baby at a restaurant.
The picture was followed by a seemingly angry rant:
"Ok moms out there.. I know when a baby is Hungry they need fed. I went to know if this is appropriate or inappropriate as I'm trying to eat my Fridays, there are little kids around.. I understand feeding in public but could you at least cover your boob up?! Your input is needed!"
To the mom's complete surprise she found this note accompanied by a picture of herself and her baby.
She decided his actions would be a great opportunity to clear up any of his misconceptions of her personally, call attention to him taking and posting a picture of her and her child without her permission, and also to address perhaps the biggest issue at hand:
"Breasts are meant to be used to feed our young. It is society that has sexualizes them."
The proud mom breastfeeder decided not to reveal the man's name who took her picture but instead reposted the letter she sent him in a private message on Facebook. In one section she makes it clear that she did nothing wrong,
"While I in no way, shape, or form owe you any explanation I would like to clarify a few things. I did nothing wrong, I turned away to latch my son and pulled my shirt back up when he was finished out of respect for others in the restaurant. I do not use a cover, because my son fights them, screams, and doesn't eat at all while under them. If he had been screaming because he was hungry then I would be a bad mom for not feeding my hungry child. I did not pump before leaving home, A-because my son does not like to take a bottle and B-because it is my right to feed him any way I see fit wherever I see fit."