“Because I’m feeding my baby, this man is going crazy and I’m shaking.”
While shopping at a Target in Torrington Connecticut recently, a mom sat down to breastfeed her one-month-old infant because when a baby’s gotta eat, a baby’s gotta eat. Jessie Maher posted a video on Facebook that shows an older man looking very angry, pacing around rambling on to anyone who would listen to his complaints, and she says it was because she was breastfeeding in the open. As she sat in the Target cafe breastfeeding her one-month-old daughter, Zinnia, he addressed her directly saying, “Can’t you do that somewhere else? That’s fucking disgusting. You are nasty.”
After the initial confrontation, Maher decided to take out her phone and start videotaping the incident. It is hard to watch. Maher’s voice cracks and she says that she’s shaking, but it is also a powerful reminder that there are those out there that believe in what is right and will rush in to protect those that are unable to do so themselves. In this instance it’s a defenseless mom, sitting alone, feeding her infant.