This Woman Says Everything Every Mom Who Breastfeeds In Public Is Thinking

“No more will I sit on these cold toilet lids, no matter how embarrassed I feel as she sips.”

Despite the fact that breastfeeding has incredible benefits and has been around for as long as people, doing it in public is still a hotly debated topic. Mothers everywhere are criticized and publicly shamed for just trying to feed their hungry child. But, now, at least they'll have a video to share that says everything they're thinking. 

British poet Holly McNish wrote a spoken word piece titled "Embarrassed" back in 2013 after her 6-month-old baby fell asleep in a public toilet. Now, that poem has been turned into a short film and it's still as relevant as ever. 

It focuses on how uncomfortable and embarrassing it is to feed your baby in public restroom. 

"I spent the first feeding months of her beautiful life feeling nervous and awkward and wanting everything right. Surrounded by family 'til I stepped out the house. It took me eight weeks to get the confidence to go into town," she said. "Now, the comments around me cut like a knife, as I rush into toilet cubicles feeling nothing like nice." 

The poem also points out the double standard that exists when mothers are shamed for publicly breastfeeding in a world that sexualizes female body parts every chance it gets, often putting nearly nude models on billboards, commercials, and magazine covers. 

"So no more will I sit on these cold toilet lids. No matter how embarrassed I feel as she sips," McNish said. " 'Cause in this country of billboards covered in tits, I think we should try to get used to this." 

The video has already been viewed over 3.5 million times since it was posted to Facebook on Monday.

You can see it for yourself below:



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