Social media sounded like a great idea at first: websites where you could connect with your friends and family, share pictures and milestones. This is what the Internet was for — bringing people together! Sadly, people now use social media to give unsolicited advice and hurl insults. Moms, no matter what they do, are often subject to that abuse.
Among that unsolicited advice moms receive online? Breastfeeding do’s and don’ts. Do breastfeed, but not when a child is too old, don’t breastfeed in public, cover up. Some commenters on Facebook decided to have a little fun poking back at those breastfeeding shamers when a photo of a rhinoceros from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden appeared in a snapshot with her baby nursing.
“Kendi will still nurse every now and then when Seyia will allow it,” the zoo wrote about 14-month-old Kendi with her mom in a Facebook post Sept. 5.
Breastfeeding in public and sharing it on social media? Doesn’t that violate some sort of social media policy?
The post was shared on the Milk Meg Facebook page, where followers had a good time making some seriously hilarious tongue-in-cheek comments about the rhinos.
Breastfeeding is natural; females produce milk to feed our young. It’s why mammals have mammary glands, so mind your business before you tell someone to cover up. Why are you making this about boobs, you perv? A baby is hungry.
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