Brittni Medina was waiting in a long line at Disneyland with her husband and 10-month-old son when feeding time came around.
The mother felt comfortable enough to breastfeed her son in public, so that’s exactly what she did. But just because she felt fine being topless in Disneyland doesn’t mean everyone around her did.
She took her top off and continued to stand in the line in her bra with her son latched to her breast. Then the glares and awkward stares began behind her back.
So, she put on a happy face and had her husband snap a photo of two women watching her, which she posted on Facebook:
The mother wrote, in part:
So we are APs and go to Disney often. Well my little man is 10months and BF! So we’re pretty comfortable feeding anywhere; any way. Well these ladies were so angry by it my husband just had to take a picture. Peep the haters. Characters of the day Just had to get a picture!
Strong feelings for and against the mom’s breastfeeding move soon followed:
Chuckie Jones commented on her post:
A couple of angry shrews. What are they doing at Disneyland?
Deborah Spach wrote:
Great mom keep feeding your child anytime or anyplace.
Amanda Howell didn’t see why the women were bothered by the public breastfeeding session:
There boobs [sic]! Who cares they were meant for feeding your children. Get over it.
Trudi Kaye posted:
Beautiful and perfectly natural .. ignore the sour puss faces.
Sonia J. Miranda added:
No need for explanation! you go girl. I rather see more pictures like yours then pictures of girls with half their ass hanging out!!!sending love and support to u.
Tambu Mwenje loved the picture:
U made my day, rock it mama..
While some cheered the woman on for taking her top off in public to feed her toddler, others felt she could have been more discrete about it.
Debbie Hidalgo wrote:
Both of my daughters have breast-fed their children at Disneyland on numerous occasions and never had the reaction that this woman has posted. However, my daughters are respectful of those around them and use a light cover over their breasts. This woman appears to Like the attention.
Sandy Boies added:
I am sorry, but I was a breastfeeding mother and love it and thought it was a best thing. But I don’t think you can have consideration for other people. You can nurse a baby and still cover up. No one wants or needs to see your breast.
Adam Wright didn’t hold anything back:
You’re a disgusting human being and you’re using your child to get attention, which is sad. I feel bad for your child, he’s being raised by someone with no care for anyone else around her.
Yes, there is a world beyond you and your disgusting life style. Selfish.
Cherie Hoskins-Smith was all for breastfeeding but not the way this mother did it. As she wrote:
Breastfeeding is all fine and dandy but whatever happened to self respect where women used to cover their self up. I call this being attention whore .. you like to make a spectacle of other people you want to pull out your breast and say you’re feeding your child but get offended when someone looks at you, I don’t understand why women want to pull their whole breast out in public for everyone to gawk at don’t you have any self-respect..
[A]gain I’m all for breastfeeding because I did but this is plan out public indecency people should be arrested or have to pay a fine for public indecency..
[F]or god sakes have morals and use a receiving blanket or something to drape over you this is how we did it in the old days nowadays people are looking to start problems and want to say why are you staring at my big breasts that I have hanging out.. get a grip and stop calling people haters.
Medina hit back in an update after people pointed out her need for grabbing attention by stripping her shirt off:
Because people want to act all bent out of shape no I was not walking around feeding him in this moment (I have tho before and would do it again) I was standing in a very long line to get our picture taken my son got hungry and I wasn’t going to wait in another line again. So I took off my first top and nursed.
These women were making snarky comments so I moved from my spot to catch a picture with these characters. Not for attention for me but attention to the fact NO WOMEN SHOULD BE SHAMED FOR FEEDING THEIR BABY UNCOVERED.
April Carrasquillo went right down the middle, covering both sides. She wrote:
No one should be shamed here either way.
As a breastfeeding mother, we’re not in it for any attention.. we’re just trying to feed our baby. In fact, I’d prefer if you didn’t stare and went on about your business and let me go on about mine. Just like I’m sure this Mama would. If you don’t like it, don’t look. Simple as that.
But shaming these two women this way, when you didn’t even talk to them first — that’s just as bad as what you accused them of doing.
Why can no one mind their business these days??
Who do you think is on the right side of this breastfeeding battle?