TERRE HAUTE, IN - A woman claims to have found a picture of herself on Facebook breastfeeding her baby at a TGI Friday’s. The picture was taken by a stranger. In his post, the man asked whether he thinks this act is appropriate or inappropriate. He said, “I understand feeding in public, but could you at least cover your boob up?!” He goes on to ask his Facebook friends their input on the photo.
The woman in the picture taken without her permission responded quickly to the post. Conner Kendall sent the man a private message on Facebook where she said, “I would like to clarify a few things. I did nothing wrong. I do not use a cover, because my son fights them, screams, and doesn't eat at all while under them…I did not pump before leaving home, A-because my son does not like to take a bottle and B-because it is my right to feed him any way I see fit wherever I see fit.”
Kendall goes on to explain how this incident has inspired “a platform and a drive to advocate breastfeeding ferociously.” She goes on to say, “You've inspired me into a call of action. Rest assured, there will be action. Not only by me, the one you violated, but others like me who feel you violated them and their rights.”
According to Kendall, the man responded with “a very short and, what seemed to [her], a very insincere apology in a private message. Never once did he admit his ignorance to the public,” she says.
Kendall encourages everyone to share her response to the post everywhere, so that she says “All mommies should be able to feed their babies whenever, wherever, and however they choose.”