Mom Responds To Being Shamed For Breastfeeding In Art Museum, And Twitter Loves It

Mom Responds To Being Shamed For Breastfeeding In Art Museum, And Twitter Loves It
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11 months ago

Women who breastfeed in public continue to be shamed for it, despite the fact that it's a perfectly normal and healthy part of life that need not be sexualized or frowned upon. The latest incident occurred this past weekend in London's Victoria and Albert Museum courtyard, where a woman was asked to cover up while breastfeeding despite being surrounded by countless pieces of art depicting shirtless women. 

The woman, @Vaguechera, then unleashed some brutal sass, tweeting out countless pictures of women bearing their breasts in art and throwing some shade in her captions:

Many of the women depicted in these statues are probably just as frustrated as @vaguechera:

Apparently, the sight of a woman breastfeeding in public was simply too uncomfortable for the museum to ignore:

All in all, however, @vaguechera said she had a pretty good day:

The tweets quickly went viral, prompting @vaguechera to thank Twitter for its interest while also explaining why she thinks this issue is so important:

The museum has since apologized to the woman on Twitter. Museum Director Tristram Hunt wrote:

Very sorry. Our policy is clear: Women may breastfeed wherever they like and wherever they feel comfortable, and they should not be disturbed.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):

Babies should continue to breastfeed for a year and for as long as is mutually desired by the mother and baby.

The AAP also notes that formula feeding "gives the mother more freedom and time for duties other than those involving baby care," but parents should never be shamed for the way they choose to keep their babies healthy. Breastfeeding is a normal, healthy choice that should not be looked down upon.

H/T - Self, Twitter