Breastfeeding Mom Accused For “Stealing” Other Women’s Men By Publicly “Exposing” Her Breasts
Reka Nyari has been breastfeeding her 34-month-old daughter Ilo ever since she gave birth to her. However, a woman told off the 39-year-old for breastfeeding her child while she was on a flight recently.
Reportedly, the woman also accused Reka of attempting to pick up her man by exposing her breasts in public. Reka is now trying to spread awareness about such cases, and to prove how natural and normal breastfeeding is, so she decided to share a series of naked photos of her along with her daughter.
“It has been irritating how judgemental people can be about women who breastfeed, and how sexualized the breast and nipple have become,” – she said.
“Possibly the most obnoxious person was a woman who was sitting in front of us with her boyfriend on a plane from New York City to Budapest, Hungary. She called me ‘disgusting’ followed by a litany of degrading swear words. Apparently, she thought I was trying to steal her man by quietly breastfeeding my baby during the landing of the plane. Breastfeeding is natural, and our breasts were made for feeding our babies. Associating breastfeeding with s*x or perversion is disturbing,” – she continued.
She has been breastfeeding her daughter since she was born in 2015, and she is encouraging mothers to choose to breastfeed their children even after they turn one. Reka believes that every woman should be allowed to breastfeed her child anywhere in the world, including public places of course.
“I have always been a bit of a lactivist (breastfeeding activist). I breastfeed everywhere my baby would want to be fed. It doesn’t happen that often anymore as my daughter is older, but when she was a baby, I would do it everywhere; restaurants, shops, meetings, streets, the subway, you name it,” she shared.
The 39-year-old mother says that now that her daughter is 34-months-old, she gets judged and criticized a lot. Even her friends and family ‘roll their eyes and give disapproving stares’, but she doesn’t want to quit.
“That is part of the reason I continued to post breastfeeding pictures on social media – to educate people that judge without doing any research. Why does a breastfeeding mother anger and irritate people so much? I have found that most of this anger is unfounded. As soon as people read on the matter, they become less judgemental.”