Texas mom breastfeeds newborn son at a restaurant, then stranger asks her to do something you won’t believe

Breastfeeding is a natural and beautiful process that helps create intimacy and bonding between the mom and her bundle of joy.

Feeding babies whenever and wherever they are hungry is something mom’s shouldn’t feel bad about, but sadly, there are people out there who give them a hard time as they believe feeding babies in public is not appropriate or acceptable if they don’t use a cover.

Back in 2018, Melanie Dudley, a mom of a 3-month-old baby, was at a restaurant with her family and some friends when the little one started crying for food. Without hesitation, Melanie, who is from Texas, started breastfeeding her son. And although everyone was fine with that, it looked like a stranger who was sitting on the next table was uncomfortable with this mom not being covered while breastfeeding.

He approached Melanie and asked her to cover up. And well, she did just that, but in a manner that stranger expected.
”I was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas with my entire family, and a man asked me to cover myself. I’m usually discreet but we were seated in the back of the restaurant,” Melanie told Yahoo.

“I did have the cover on, but it was so hot. It was like, 95 degrees, and my little baby was sweating,” the Texan told TODAY.

“I said, ‘You know what? I’m on vacation, I’m taking this off.’”

Melanie took the cover and put it on her head instead, having the entire restaurant bursting out in laughter.

”I just put it over my head. I don’t know why. It wasn’t like a salacious fight or anything. That was just my response. I had no words, so I thought, I’ll just cover my head instead,” the woman explained.

A woman who witnessed the entire thing, Carol Lockwood, took a photo of Melanie and shared it online with the caption, “I’ve never met her, but I think she’s AWESOME!!! (Please share! With permission, I’ve made this post public — I’m SO over people shaming women for nursing!!!” In no time, the photo was shared 225,000 times and counting.

A great number of people stood my Melanie’s side and supported what she did.
We truly believe that breastfeeding is the most normal thing and no mom should feel ashamed for giving food to her baby in public.
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20 Pics That Perfectly Explain What Having a Pet Is All About

When you have a kitty or a doggo, you’re almost sure there’s something special waiting for you at home. A pup that’s terrified when he sees you in a bath for the first time, a cat that won’t stop walking on its hind legs, and a dog that’s just crazy about… fresh carrots. They all have their own quirks, and we love them even more when we discover yet another one.

Here at Bright Side, we laughed until we cried while looking at these funny photos, and now we want you to get your daily dose of laughter too.

1. “This woman was walking around NYC with this label on her shoe.”

2. “Karen, I’m concerned, are you aware water CAN KILL YOU!?”

3. “Trained my cat to stand up. Now she won’t stop.”

4. “My name’s Mookie. I hide in mom’s purse when I’m nervous.”

5. “My dog has loose lips that get stuck on his gums after he yawns.”

6. The best way to spend time in a traffic jam

7. “So… I recently discovered my dog likes carrots.”

8. “I cannot take her seriously when she looks like this.”

9. “Me with our dog and my wife with our cat”

10. “Somebody said black cats are hard to photograph for social media. Well, meet Thor.”

11. “She thinks it’s her job to pull rocks out of the lake. The big one weighs 14 lb.”

12. When you let your white dog out after you mow the lawn:

13. “The way my cat decided to sit down”

14. “The face he makes when he knows he’s in trouble… every time!”

15. “When my cat gets spooked by a sound in the next room:”

16. “I put my inside cat outside and walked out to this 5 minutes later.”

17. Oh well… Looks like he’s comfortable…

18. “Delighted to have some uninterrupted downtime with a good book…”


19. “My cat escaped. Found her the next day outside my son’s bedroom window.”

20. “Finally got a picture of my cat looking at the camera.”

When was the last time your pet made you laugh out loud with their quirks? Do you have a funny picture of them acting out? Share your stories and pics in the comments below!

Preview photo credit KatraHigher / Twitter

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