- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 2:12PM
We're constantly told breastfeeding is the best way to feed our babies, yet there continues to be a resistance towards women nursing their children in public.
One bride and groom have just reignited the debate after attaching a note to their wedding invitation asking mothers to not breastfeed in front of their "family and friends" at their wedding.
The note read:
"To all our mommies who are breastfeeding, we are thinking of you; we are sensitive to the fact that you may need to breastfeed during our event, therefore we have designated an appropriate place for you to feed your baby so that you do not have to do so in public in front of our Family and Friends. 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."
A mother of two who received the invitation posted the note anonymously in a Facebook group saying she was shocked and appalled by the couple's comments and wasn't sure she even wanted to attend the wedding.
"I don't eat in the bathroom," she wrote. "I'm not feeding my child in there!"
“I personally feel that I was the only person who ended up with this ‘note’ and when my husband opened the invitation and found it that’s exactly what he thought too,” she told Babble.
Other mums supported her views saying: "I'd be petty and feed my baby deliberately in front of them".
"How in the world is it considered appropriate and comfortable to sit smack dab in front of a bathroom door?" another added.
"I wouldn't attend. Why would I want to be around people who don't respect me or my family," a third wrote.
What would you do?