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Mom Won’t be Bullied by Those Trying to Shame Her for Breastfeeding

This mother decided to take a well-earned stand, after an image of her feeding her son went viral.

When young mother Conner Kendall stopped at a diner after a long day of travel, she had no idea what would happen when she breastfed her hungry baby in the restaurant. Unbeknownst to Kendall, a fellow patron was appalled by her actions and decided to take a photo of the unsuspecting mother and try to publicly shame her on Facebook and Instagram. Here’s the guy’s grammatically atrocious original post:

source: Facebook.com


Unfortunately for the guy who posted that picture, Kendall found out about the post and shared a powerful and beautiful response.

Dear Mr. (Name removed, because I'm not bashing like I was bashed),

I just wanted to let you know that I am the mother who was breastfeeding my son at TGI Fridays today. I am also the woman that you felt the need to take a picture of while I was doing so. Then proceed to post said picture on social media in a shameful manner. As I was admiring how adorable your daughter was, you were posting pictures of me on Facebook and Instagram.

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.

The outpouring of support has been tremendous and her wonderful words have already been shared over 93,000 times.

You can read the full letter here.

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