Bride forces wedding guests to breastfeed in bathroom
A bride-to-be has is being slammed online after she wrote to her guests asking moms to restrict any breastfeeding to the ladies bathrooms.
The note — which was enclosed in the wedding invitations — began circulating the net after a nursing mom-of-two shared it to the Facebook page, Breastfeeding Mama Talk.
“To all our mommies who are breastfeeding,” the note reads. “We are sensitive to the fact you may have to breastfeed during our event, therefore we have designated an appropriate place for you to feed your baby so you do not have to do so in public in front of our Family and Friends.”
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The request continues, “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.”
The mom who flagged the bizarre note, choosing to stay anonymous, says she knows the bride and groom closely. She points out it isn’t the first time the family has expressed disgust over her feeding her baby.
“We have had several arguments over ‘my’ breastfeeding ways and they have multiple times voiced that I need to go elsewhere to do that in ‘private!’”
Disappointed but not surprised, she offered to leave her children at home with a close friend during the ceremony — but apparently, the bride had a problem with that idea, too.
“I was going to just be nice and let my best girlfriend watch my two kids (ages 2 and 3 months) and she would wet-nurse my youngest … Hubby and I were just gonna make it a date night… But that wasn’t OK either.”
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Pleading for advice, her Facebook post attracted tons of comments from readers offering their suggestions.
“Have your friend come to the wedding as your date and wet nurse her out in the open. And then get plastered and ruin the wedding,” one person wrote.
“I would leave your nursing with your friend and have your date night as intended. And then I would get super petty and while at the wedding ‘relocate’ the chairs and ridiculous set up somewhere more public for my own amusement,” wrote another.
Some were simply stunned by the audacity: “I want to give great advice, but all I keep thinking is, ‘Tell them to all f*** off…’ including the MIL. Sorry, I’m no help.”
PSA: asking a mother to breastfeed in private is not only offensive, it’s discriminatory. Let’s hope this bride-to-be wises up before the big day.
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