Tabitha Elliot wrote into me about an incident that occurred while with her friend feeding her baby at a park in Nebraska. She and her friend were quietly sitting on the Park bench minding their own business feeding her baby. When they were then approached by a man demanding that she feed her baby somewhere else. When she refused he then threw water on her! You would not believe what happened next!
"So while I was on vacation in Hastings Nebraska at Heartwell Park I was breastfeeding my son with my friend while my husband was going to get us some food. A man came up yelling at me and my best friend and threw water on me and her and said, “Feed your baby somewhere else!” I was crying and my best friend told him to leave.
He told us to leave.
Then what happen next was a miracle from God.
22 people were around and threw him in the duck lake pond. Cops showed up and arrested the guy for hitting me with water and other charges on him.
Thank you all and especially the Hastings Nebraska police officers for supporting me feeding my son."
Now, I normally don't condone physical altercations, but I'm glad that it ended up in her favor. Breastfeeding is not something that mothers need to hide even if the people around her would rather not see it. The law states that a mother has the right to breastfeed wherever she is otherwise authorized to be. I'm glad this mom and the people around her stood up for her right to breastfeed.
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