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15th Jul 2019

Breastfeeding mum responds in the best way after being told ‘to cover up’

Melissa Carton

Well, they never said how they thought she should cover up…

One mum proved that she wasn’t letting the mammy-shamers get the better of her after she was told to cover up while breastfeeding.

Melanie Dudley has gone viral after a photo of her ‘covered-up’ was uploaded online by a friend and it’s something every mum needs to see.

Family friend Carol Lockwood posted the photo along with a caption explaining what had happened.

“A friend’s daughter-in-law was told to “cover up” while feeding her baby, so she did!? I’ve never met her, but I think she’s AWESOME! Please share! With permission, I’ve made this post public — I’m SO over people shaming women for nursing.”

Even though the post is a few months old I think it’s an important post for every mum who has been told to cover-up to see.

Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things we can do as mothers and we should always be able to feed our babies without any fear of harassment or shame.

Melanie is definitely up there when it comes to awesome mums.