Shocking Note To Nursing Moms Attached To Wedding Invite

September 23, 2017
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I’m sure that we’ve all heard or seen a fair share of the drama around breastfeeding in public  – but I think this one takes the cake!We can all agree, I’m sure (I hope) that no one — not a man, woman, grandmother, stranger — has a right to tell a woman what to do with her own body, right? Right. Well, one groom-to-be and his future bride decided that they were excluded from this rule of life when they sent out a separate note in their wedding invitation informing all of the “mommies who are breastfeeding” that though they are sensitive to their nursing needs, they can’t have women whipping out their breasts in front of their other wedding guests.

Regardless of your stance on the topic, I’m sure that we can all agree that no one — not a man, woman, grandmother let alone a stranger — has a right to tell a woman what to do with her own body, right? Right. Well, one groom-to-be and his future bride decided that they were excluded from this rule of life when they sent out a separate note in their wedding invitation informing all of the “mommies who are breastfeeding” that though they are sensitive to their nursing needs, they can’t have women whipping out their breasts in front of their other wedding guests.

Here’s what the note said:

To all our mommies who are breastfeeding, we are thinking of you; we are sensitive to the fact that you may need to breastfeed during our event, therefore we have designated an appropriate place for you to feed your baby so that you do not have to do so in public in front of our Family and Friends. For your convenience we are accommodating you with a comfortable and private area with chairs and baby blankets in the ladies room. We request that you use this area when you are breastfeeding. Thank you.

Yes, this is actually a real life story. The awful note was shared by a nursing mother of two — whose husband was actually the best man at this wedding — to the Breastfeeding Mama Talk Facebook page, where it has gained hundreds of comments in support of the nursing mama.

The mother says that she’s had “arguments” with this couple before over breastfeeding. “They have multiple times voiced that I need to go elsewhere to do that in ‘private!’” the mom wrote.

However, being a decent human being, she knew that she had a difficult choice to make over whether or not her kids should even come along with her to the wedding, as she didn’t want to cause any issues.

“I was going to just be nice and let my best girl friend watch my two kids (ages 2 and 3 months) and she would wet nurse my youngest (she’s still nursing her 2-year-old as well) because we haven’t found a bottle my youngest will take yet and wet nursing doesn’t bother me. Hubby and I were just gonna make it a date night,” she wrote. “But apparently that wasn’t okay either. So I said I would just bring my littlest baby to the wedding then, but no way in hell I will leave and nurse her in the bathroom (no matter how ‘nice’ they make it!). I don’t eat in the bathroom I’m not feeding my child in there! I want to be ‘nice’ as possible but what should I do!?”

According to the moderator of the Breastfeeding Mama Talk page, the Mother opted to leave both of her children with her friend and a grandparent.

What do you think about this note?

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