Imagine sitting on the toilet seat or underneath a thick blanket while eating. How comfortable would you be?
It’s a pretty silly request, right? Well, that’s exactly what you’re asking when you ask a mother to cover up themselves while breastfeeding.
A survey was done by Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, according to this survey 1 in 5 Americans think that mothers shouldn’t breastfeed while in public. There are countless stories of mothers being shamed for breastfeeding in public.
Brock Smith, father and husband from Florida, posted this video of him eating under a towel to show his support for breastfeeding mothers.
Brock’s video received plenty of positive feedback from mothers. In the video, Brock mimics how women are expected to cover their babies while breastfeeding in public.
Brock posted this video on Facebook and You tube. He captioned his video: ‘As a dad and a husband… I’ve had enough of this asinine argument.’
Brock says that the act of breastfeeding in itself is selfless. He also said that he and his wife started this movement for all those mothers who want to feed their babies in peace. Shaming mothers who breastfeed in public is absurd and shouldn’t be supported.
Even though the video is purposefully silly, Brock sends a crucial message. Don’t shame mums for breastfeeding.
She(Lauren) is my superhero. She is completely selfless in raising our children.
Men should learn that their wives and partners need their support with breastfeeding. Women at the same time should be comforted in knowing that there are people out there who support you! Don’t feel that you’re alone!
Something(breastfeeding) that is so beautiful and natural has been tainted by society’s over-sexualized media.
Brock hopes that this silly but meaningful video will help people see how absurd it is to shame mothers and hopefully, it will bring comfort to those new mums who are feeling shamed.
Spark conversation, start a movement but reduce the stigma that surrounds life’s natural acts.