Breastfeeding Mom Defends Her Right to Publicly Nurse at Disneyland: 'Boobs Are Not Sexual!'
California law allows mothers to breastfeed, covered or uncovered, in public or private.
This originally appeared on People.com.
A mom of two is at Disneyland after she was criticized by women at the park and by others on social media.
Brittni Medina regularly goes to Disneyland with her husband and two sons, one of which is 10 months old and breastfeeding. During a trip in November, Medina , which, she alleges, upset a few nearby park visitors.
“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,” Medina writes in a Facebook post .
“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.”
, covered or uncovered, in public or private.
Medina’s post quickly filled with almost 2,000 comments — some positive, but many arguing that .
She responded to their comments, explaining that she .
“Yes not everyone agrees. For one I don’t need your approval! Disney policy and the law fully support me,” Medina writes. “Boobs are not sexual! If you can’t inform your kids a baby is eating that’s not my issue. Am I normally this ‘exposed’ when I feed my son? No! But not all moments as a mother are glamorous! In this moment he is a big boy and is pulling on my nursing shirt!”
Medina says that the photo is realistic, and shows that society needs to .
“I never expected the picture to go viral,” she says, “obviously it’s not the best one of me but I love it because again not all mom moments are [glamorous].”