A young mum has gone viral after posting a photo of herself breastfeeding to Instagram.
21-year-old Naomi Jael, from Germany shared the snap of herself laughing while breastfeeding her 10-month-old son TJ at a friend’s wedding, reports the Daily Mail.
Along with the photo she wrote:
When you are at a wedding, wear fancy dresses and high heels and your baby gets hungry.
Well… You give no shits and feed the kid.
Amazingly, the photo quickly went viral and was picked up by a number of parenting Instagram accounts and shared to thousands around the world.
Predictably, not everyone was thrilled about the picture and as a result Naomi edited the caption to address the people who challenged her choice to breastfeed at the wedding.
Whoever gets mad about this, I also fed my son at the church ceremony IN the church. Here in Germany people don’t get mad about it [sic].
It is NORMAL. Nothing rude or bad about it. This is why I have breasts! Cause God gave me boobs for feeding my babies [sic].
Thousands have commented on the photo – with the majority of people praising her attitude:
I love this picture it’s beautiful/funny and truly just plain inspiring and it represents what breastfeeding should be.
Go mama! love this. We need more exposure like this, [I’m] so over our society sexualising breasts and allowing that to be ‘ok’ but when used to feed your child, we’re suddenly shamed.
Another supportive commenter wrote:
Did any of the other guests cover up and hide under a blanket while they ate??? NO THEY DID NOT!!!! So why should TJ have to.
However, some disagreed:
I do take issue with how much attention you’re trying to seek from such a ‘natural’ thing. Don’t over expose yourself. Wtf has happened to modesty.
Naomi had one more comment for the post, using it to thank her followers for their support:
Thanks guys ! I am overwhelmed by the good and the bad! But eventually everybody is gonna realise, that’s what has been done and that’s what will be done !
Thanks for the support. And if you hate me so much… I’m sorry that’s your problem.
Which is an extremely fair point.