Naomi Jael Covert, 21, was shocked when she woke up one day to find that she had become an internet sensation over night after posting a picture of her breastfeeding her son TJ at a wedding on Instagram.
“I wanted to show that it’s literally no big deal to breastfeed,” she said, “no matter the circumstances.”
“I made the silly face because it’s literally not a big deal to feed your baby,” she said. “It’s just a breast; that’s what God gave me to use when baby is hungry.”
Covert says she is surprised at the negative backlash she has received; comments like “hide under a rock,” or “throw a blanket on.” But Covert says that the other wedding guests didn’t have an issue with it: “It’s just normal — you have conversations with people while feeding the child. It is nothing sexual. It’s just another person eating.”
Then she called out the online hypocrisy “‘like’ girls on Insta with crop tops and big cleavage[s] but call feeding a baby at a wedding horrible”. Given she has a few pictures like that of her own that didn’t get anywhere near as much hate.
Covert has rest assured that this isn’t going to change her habits, she has and will continue to breast feed in “grocery stores, airports, [on an] airplane, courthouse – oh and yes, even at the church on the wedding day”.
She also refuses to cover up because TJ would freak out and rip it off, the kid doesn’t like to get covered.
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