The photo of her on the MRT train has been shared in chat groups and forums, which has been met with support and opprobrium.
Some felt the mother should have covered up or breastfeed in private, while others defended her right to care for her child.
The mother, however, is very clear on her stand — she has no qualms about breastfeeding in public.
Her post on Facebook defending her actions is accompanied with a photo of her breastfeeding.
Here’s what she wrote:
I know that a picture of me breastfeeding is being shared right now. I am ok with it. Thanks for the concern to all those who have pmed me.
Personally, I am not too bothered about it since I don’t think it is wrong to breastfeed in public. I have a nursing cover, but my girl will cry and struggle when I use it. Those who suggest using a cover should try eating or drinking under a cover and see if you like it or not. I put my baby first so as long as she is comfortable and feeding well, I don’t really care what others think. It isn’t that hard to just look away if you don’t like to see a baby drinking milk.
I just want to dress up and be a normal woman while still being able to take care of my kids and their needs. If people are ok with women who show cleavage, I don’t know why they would not be ok with me breastfeeding. Unless these group of people think my breast is for sex and not for feeding my baby.
Anyway, it’s just a breast. We all have it. Be it female or male. It’s meant to be used to feed a baby, I don’t see anything wrong with using it to feed a baby and ensuring my baby is comfortable. What’s so sexual/wrong about it? Hahas! Maybe girls should stop eating bananas/popsicle in public as some might find it sexual too.
Right or wrong aside, she’s quite pretty for a mum of 3. 😄