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Mom Records Ordeal Of Being Harassed For Breastfeeding In Public

June 17, 2016
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Breastfeeding In Public (BIP) has been a hot topic of conversation for a long while now and yet another incident has just made headlines, highlighting this controversial subject yet again.

A Connecticut woman, named Jessie Maher was breastfeeding her baby at the café at a local Target store when a man confronted her for doing so in public.

Jessie filmed the man going off at her and then shared the video on Facebook (see below) which was shared more than 80,000 times.

The video only captured the latter part of the ordeal, but Jessie included a caption to her post on Facebook where she conveys what the man had said prior to the video footage:

can’t you do that somewhere else?… That’s fucking disgusting.. You are nasty” (he said a few other things under his breath) I responded with, “I am feeding my baby, and I have the right to do it here…walk the fuck away..leave me the fuck alone” He responded with, (as he’s walking closer and closer to me and getting louder) “you are fucking disgusting…you are fucking disgusting…you are fucking disgusting…you whore” he said a bunch more bullshit that I can not remember ….by this point EVERYONE came to my defense! Target staff and shoppers… Then I started rolling the camera….”

In the clip you will see a group of Target employees confronting the man, while another customer stands by Jessie offering words of encouragement.

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Does anyone know this man?

The video was recorded by this brave Mom to share her experience and show others the bitterness that breastfeeding mothers sometimes face while breastfeeding in feeding in public.

It must have been a very scary moment for Jessie and comments on the Facebook post show just how Jessie’s braveness has been commended. One commenter, Kina Bermudez wrote:

Jess! You are amazing! Way to go on being HUMAN! For doing what is human and feeding your hungry baby! And for everyone around you and all Target employees for coming to your defense! As my voice teacher used to say, “Maybe he wasn’t breastfeed long enough.” It’s clear that ignorant moron wasn’t! Keep doing what you’re doin’! Motherhood wins out!”

This will probably not be the last BIP incident, but it certainly has served as a reminder of what Breastfeeding Mothers have to unnecessarily endure.

 

 

 

 

 

30 Comments

  1. Svetlana Horner

    June 17, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    This is crazy!!! Looks like this man was not breastfed when he was a baby as he clearly doesn’t have enough brain cells to comprehend and appreciate what this mom is doing for her child!!!! He is disgusting!!!

  2. Cryssy Harvey

    June 17, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    What a loser! I breastfeed my baby everywhere I go!

  3. May Yang

    June 17, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    This makes me so angry!!

  4. Anna Ri

    June 17, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Thank god this woman had people there to help her. It is terrifying. When I was 19 nursing my baby in a city I got apprached by someone who was making some vile comments towards me and there was no one around. I was quite terrified and did nor want to leave my home alone after that. These moms and babies are in a very vulnerable situation. So disgusting for women to be targeted and harassed like that. Not okay at all.

  5. Kenea Dhillon

    June 17, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    But how lovely of the people around to support her! Very heartwarming….

  6. Maleficent James

    June 18, 2016 at 3:43 am

    So he can eat in public but baby cant? Kudos to all the target staff and the woman in green stand strong mama you gotta do what you gotta do.

  7. Sindy Enriquez

    June 18, 2016 at 5:09 am

    What an asshole

  8. Cristina Valerio

    June 18, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Thank god she had that support around her ❤️

  9. Tammy Albertson

    June 18, 2016 at 10:11 am

    A beautiful moment indeed . I’m crying happy tears. Loving the fact this mother was so astonished by the love that poured out in concern for their safe and protection . Way to go people! Raises my hope in humanity .☮

  10. Jessica Evans

    June 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    What a POS! He better have not got a refund. Target manager should have told him to leave or cops would be called and harassment charges filed.

  11. Ana Chacon

    June 18, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    She is not wrong for feeding her baby in public. That man had no right what so ever to judge a mother for doing her job right as a parent. Maybe that man doesnt have a wife nor kids so he has no idea why she was doing what she was doing. But still it doesnt make it right for him to be verbal as well as look like he was gonna get physical.what a childish man. You would think by the look of his age he would understand and be mature about it. Feel comfortable feeding your baby anywhere in public no one has the right to judge what your doing right for your child.

  12. Melinda

    June 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    I do not have a problem with breastfeeding I breastfeed both of my daughters the problem I have is when you don’t cover yourself and I think if she was covered the man would not have had a problem. In the video he said “you can see her whole boob” & then she showed it & no she wasn’t covered. If you are in public please have the courtesy to cover up.

  13. MARYANNE

    June 18, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I FEEL BAD FOR ANY WOMAN THAT MAY BE OR HAVE BEEN WITH THAT LOW SELF ESTEEM MISERABLE FELON! HES DISTURBED BECAUSE HE HAS A DIRTY MIND!

  14. CaLuHa

    June 18, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    My 8-year old son is next to me, happened to see clip and asked me why they were angry. He couldn’t understand why people were upset about a mamma feeding her baby. He truly didn’t get why then asked “Mama, did people ever do that to YOU?” Tears welled up in my eyes and as I told him how uncomfortable I was breastfeeding him because people gave me dirty looks. I always wore a Hooter Hider. He was so sad and angry to learn about that having happened to us and said “If I had been there, I would have whacked him!” 🙂 He was there, but he was just in the middle of his meals. 🙂

  15. Kelly Ramirez

    June 18, 2016 at 10:49 pm

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  16. Arwa

    June 18, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    She man is right you should cover your self when you feed the baby , I am mislem

    • Maureen

      June 19, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Well in a Muslim country it might have been a big deal. It’s not in Connecticut.

      Babies need to eat too, and no one was born fully clothed. If any divine being meant that our bodies should be covered all the time, we would come right out of the birth canal wearing skivvies.

  17. Joy Tandy

    June 19, 2016 at 12:07 am

    OMFG wit everything goin in this world today he is mad because this lady a Mother doin her job feedin her yes again HER child im so sorry she had to go threw tht and im truely amazed how the ppl came to her defensed it was a great moment to c the lady stand up for her I think as women we should stick together because every woman has in counter some type of backlash on this topic but I wondered Wat he would have to say if tht was his very own daughter and someone did to her if he got kids. SHIT maybe his old ass wanted the breast milk ijs

  18. Starr

    June 19, 2016 at 1:32 am

    I don’t think it’s disgusting it’s normal, before someone made bottles it was a breast.I breast feed my children but I covered because everyone didn’t need to see my breast or needed to know what I was doing.

  19. Heather

    June 19, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Breastfeeding should be aloud anywhere but for your babies protection from ignorance a breastfeeding cover or a thin receiving blanket should be used. I had to use one for a restaurant made me leave for I was feeding my child and ignorant people was complaining. I feel your pain. Keep doing what is best for the child. Just a word of advice. I am on your side all the way. Breastfeeding is the best.

  20. Susi

    June 19, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Just because you are breastfeeding does NOT give you the right to just whip out your boob in public. Have some fricking decency and cover up. How would you feel if the man just whipped off his shirt and demanded service. It would be pretty disgusting. Well to him this was disgusting whether we agree with it or not. I have seen many women in public including a friend of my daughters and you can’t even tell she is breastfeeding half the time. I do not agree with the namecalling and shaming but give someone a break and respect yourself a little more. I am guessing this was Target. They have no shame. People could walk around naked and they wouldn’t have a problem with it. Could be why their stock is dropping faster then deflated balloon. Who the hell shops there anymore?

  21. JAMIE HERRINGTON

    June 19, 2016 at 3:50 am

    The beautiful moment when a mother feeds her baby…. All to be ruined by an ignorant man. There is NO shame. Does he not feed himself when he is hungry?! Well, of course he does. This is no different. The baby needs to be fed just like you or I do. I proudly breast fed my babies and would do it no matter where I was!! Stay strong!

  22. Sherry F.

    June 19, 2016 at 10:42 am

    That man is sick. He is the nasty one! What a pig.

  23. Corey

    June 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I love when people come together and protect other! Brava, Jessie, for standing your ground & not letting some prick upset you or disrupt your baby! Though i had to laugh when the security guard was like, “we got this.” I would have been the same way Though, trying to make this idiot feel as small as possible.

  24. Kay Hutzel

    June 19, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    What a grouch!!! His actions are really beyond words. Hope you find some place where he can go beat up a tree or something.

  25. Kay Hutzel

    June 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    You know I bet his mom would be really proud of him!!!

  26. mytu

    June 20, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    He is a fucking moron who desperately needs mother’s love!

  27. Khae

    June 20, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I believe that breastfeeding is beautiful & natural but covering up is also classy. I wouldn’t want everyone seeing my breast while breastfeeding. The guy should b ashamed of himself. If he thought she should cover herself up then he could’ve just politely asked.

  28. Bryan

    June 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    This GUY who would verbally assault a Mother that is breastfeeding her Hungary infant child Is the one who’s disgusting.And a Jackass.I simply don’t understand people these days.He needs a swift kick in the ASS.He better be glad that wasn’t my wife,Gf,Sister etc.. You can tell that he has no respect for women.Mam you feed your baby anywhere,anytime when he/she needs to be fed.

  29. Bryan

    June 21, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    That guy is a disgusting pig.It wasn’t his business.If he felt that it was wrong he should have found someone in charge.He had no right cussing her out,and calling her name’s.I only wish I could have been there.This idiot would’ve gotten his ass kicked For disrespecting this mother!!!!

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