When Elizabeth Herzog gave birth to her cute little infant, Georgia, the little one was premature, having been born at 32 weeks. That meant that Elizabeth had to be careful not to cover her with the nursing blanket too much because of the baby’s fragility. That’s why she didn’t do it even as she breastfed her at a restaurant.
Those familiar with the laws of the land in the state of Iowa know that it’s perfectly legal for a mother to breastfeed her child in public. But it seems that some people aren’t really okay with this legal freedom. So when Elizabeth started breastfeeding her little Georgia at a restaurant, the manager felt uncomfortable. He walked right up to her and tapped her shoulder, and then he proceeded to say some nasty stuff that Elizabeth just couldn’t handle. She needed to walk out of that place. She had to!
Elizabeth is well aware of the fact that there’s a debate about breastfeeding in public, but she hopes that stories like hers will help other breastfeeding moms find acceptance.
“I’m doing the best I can and I realize to some people it might look a little weird and I realize to some people, they might be shocked by it, but all I’m trying to do is nurse my infant,” she tells WQAD.
Well-chosen words that we think everyone would understand!
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Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing and we can’t understand how anyone could think it’s offensive.
For as long as people keep shaming mothers for this, we’ll keep sharing stories like this. Because if we just sit still and let it happen, nothing will ever change.
Please share Elizabeth’s story if you also think that mothers should have the right to breastfeed their child wherever they want.