Woman shamed for breastfeeding at Disneyland-and the internet is on her side


Jul. 2 2024, Updated 2:45 p.m. ET

Mother Brittni Medina shared a photo to the Facebook group Breastfeeding Mama Talk of her trip to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and unintentionally sparked quite a debate.

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Insider reports that Medina's post blew up, either because it's pretty hilarious or because people still stigmatize breastfeeding in public. Maybe both. In the picture, Medina is feeding her ten-month-old while two women dressed for the occasion stand behind her shoulder looking like the most sour-faced women to ever enter an amusement park.

Medina's caption reads:

"So we are APs and go to Disney often. Well my little man is 10months and BF! So we’re pretty comfortable feeding anywhere; any way. Well these ladies were so angry by it my husband just had to take a picture. Peep the haters."
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"Characters of the day. Just had to get a picture!"

Apparently, Medina received enough negative comments that she felt obligated to update her post, clarifying that she wasn't trying to make people uncomfortable with her bare breasts; she was simply waiting in a line with her kid who got hungry:

"UPDATE: Because people want to act all bent out of shape no I was not walking around feeding him in this moment ( I have tho before and would do it again) I was standing in a very long line to get our picture taken my son got hungry and I wasn’t going to wait in another line again. So I took off my first top and nursed." 
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"These women were making snarky comments so I moved from my spot to catch a picture with these characters. Not for attention for me but attention to the fact NO WOMEN SHOULD BE SHAMED FOR FEEDING THEIR BABY UNCOVERED."

In the end, Medina was validated as most people online applauded her bold breastfeeding:

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"Making breastfeeding in the lines of Disneyland comfortable," one mother wrote alongside an image of them breastfeeding at Disneyland.

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One user concluded: "Don’t let anyone shamed you girl that baby’s got to eat you go girl feed that baby."

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Another added: "You do what you need to in order to give what’s best for your child, mama bear."

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"She's feeding her child," one user wrote. "Everyone else at Disney ate that day. Her breasts weren't intended to gawk at, they were intended to nourish a child. This *needs* to be a normal!"

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Heck yeah! Disneyland is too expensive to miss a moment of joy hiding in a toilet with your hungry baby. And if you don't like it, look somewhere else. All of Disneyland is literally created to be fun to look at. 

This article was originally published on January 9, 2020. It has since been updated.


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