This dad eating under a blanket is taking over Facebook

Sometimes you have to get extreme to make a point, which is exactly what dad Brock Smith did to show just how ridiculous our society’s views toward breastfeeding women are.

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While out to lunch with his family, his 2-month-old daughter, Everly, got hungry. His wife attempted to breastfeed her under a blanket — because we all know how it can go down when women breastfeed without a cover of any sort (gasp!). But it was hot, and Everly was having a hard time eating because… hello, who wants to eat under a blanket much less eat under a blanket when it’s scorching hot outside?

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Fed up with how his daughter had to be fed, the Florida dad decided to eat the rest of his meal — including dessert — under a blanket in solidarity with little Everly and to make a bigger point about the absurd lengths breastfeeding women must go to in order to not to offend those around them. To further the point, he made a video of the whole ordeal and posted it to Facebook, where it has since gone viral.

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The sarcastic hashtags he used would be funny if they weren’t so sadly true of the way people really think: #breastfeedingisSOsexy,  #lactatingnipplesareoffensive, #shouldprobablyjusttakemymealtothebathroomstall.

While women can challenge and fight back against the breastfeeding backlash we too often see, to really create a change in thinking, we need all people to get on board. So it’s great to see this dad make some waves. While it’s a funny and light way to approach the topic, it sends a serious message about how messed up so many people’s views are when it comes to something as healthy and natural as breastfeeding.

Maybe if all those who had a problem with women breastfeeding in public were made to eat under a blanket themselves, they’d change their tune a bit?

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