“COVER UP”, Woman Shames a Mom for Breastfeeding on Beach — Her Reply is Pretty Harsh
Imagine you’re casually going through your Facebook feed, and then bam! You spot a video you recognize in a support group. But wait, here’s the kicker: someone went and secretly filmed you breastfeeding your child and, shockingly, shared it with everyone, all to shame you for breastfeeding. Hard to believe, but the woman didn’t waste any time and immediately fired back with her own spray.
This mother from Maryland was entirely left shocked, finding out that a video of her breastfeeding her baby in public, meant to shame her, had gone viral.
Izabele Lomax didn’t think much of it when she fed her 9-week-old son, Baker, under a beach umbrella during a family outing a few weeks back. The next day, while scrolling through a mom group on Facebook, she came across a post condemning the act of shaming women who breastfeed in public.
Looking closer, Lomax realized that the post featured herself and Baker, although their faces were blurred by the person who had shared it within her group.
The post had gained significant attention online, and the caption read: “I’m not shaming women who breastfeed their babies. I’m shaming women who breastfeed in public without respect, not covering up and freely exposing their breasts, including nipples, for everyone to see!”
“I’m not shaming women who breastfeed their babies. I’m shaming the woman who breastfeeds in public with no respect to cover themselves up and just letting their boobs hang out (nipples included) for everyone to see! COVER UP !!!” the caption on the post read. “I shouldn’t have to cover my son’s eyes and explain why your boobs are out, and quite frankly, I don’t want to see it either. Have some respect!.”
However, Izabele didn’t hold back and directly responded to the post’s issue by sharing a video on TikTok. She explained that even though it shouldn’t really matter; she decided not to cover up her son on a hot day. Being secretly recorded and then publicly criticized for no valid reason felt like a huge violation. However, she managed the situation admirably by addressing it confidently, showing her strength and grace.
“Imagine waking up, getting on Facebook, and seeing this video of yourself yesterday at the beach,” the woman claims. “You had every opportunity in the world to say something to me. Not that I would have cared or stopped what I was doing. But you instead choose to post a video of me and my child on Facebook, publicly, for the world to see.”
And then she continues, “This post has since been deleted, but thank you to all the people who came to my defense in the comments, “My child was also hungry in multiple restaurants and while we were walking down the street, and guess what? He ate. Next time you see a mom breastfeeding in public, covered up or not, tell her how good of a job she’s doing.”