Georgia, USA – We often hear stories of breastfeeding moms who are shamed or criticized for breastfeeding their babies in public. These stories pop up every so often, and every time, they never get any less frustrating to read.
What we should know is that there are already laws that protect the rights of breastfeeding moms; e.g., Equality Act 2010 says that it is discrimination to treat a woman unfavorably because she is breastfeeding.
Just a couple of weeks ago, a man asked a woman to cover while she was breastfeeding her baby in public and her response shocked the man.
Avery Lane, 28, said she was accompanying her friend at an H&R Block location when she started breastfeeding her baby according to her Facebook post.
Then the manager asked her to put a towel over her nursing 2-month-old.
Shocked over the request, she slightly raised her voice and said “No but I have a muslin if you would like to cover your face. You must not know Georgia’s breastfeeding laws.”
Since her story has gone public, Avery has posted a You Tube video answering some of the questions she’s been receiving. She says that she doesn’t want the manager to lose his job, but hopes that her story will change the way people react to breastfeeding