Emily Slough was shocked to learn that a photo of her feeding her eight-month-old daughter was posted on the (now deactivated) Spotted Rugeley Facebook page Friday, with the following caption:
“I know the sun is out n all that but there’s no need to let your kid feast on your nipple in town!!! Tramp.”
The Staffordshire mother decided to organize a nurse-in as a response to the image being posted.
“I was initially going to ignore the post and laugh it off, but then I realised that this is a perfect example of what needs to be erased in modern day society. Why should mothers who are doing the best by their children feel that they should be confined to a toilet or changing room to provide their baby with nutrients? Would you eat in a toilet or with a blanket draped over your face?
I’d like to personally thank whoever took the photograph and allowing those in support of breast feeding mothers whenever and wherever to make a stand and unite against this kind of discrimination.”
– Emily Slough via itv