Breastfeeding is a natural act and mothers often breastfeed their babies whenever the need arises. For a young mother from Maryland, a routine day on social media turned into a surprising encounter.
While scrolling through her feed, she came across a video that left her baffled. Izabele Lomax, the young mother in question, was stunned to realize that the video she came across was that of herself. The video showed her breastfeeding her baby in a public place. What made the situation even more disturbing was the caption that accompanied the video. The original poster expressed a desire for Lomax to cover herself while breastfeeding
This screenshot was shared in a breastfeeding support group by someone who was not the creator of the video. The post questioned the motivation behind capturing and sharing such a private moment. Lomax’s response was nothing short of empowering. She recognized herself in the video and realized that it had been unknowingly filmed during a personal moment. Motivated by the desire to remedy the situation, Lomax chose to share her point of view. In a video and message of his own, Lomax confronted the individual who had captured the video. She said: “Not only did this woman walk past me on multiple occasions with her son, but you had every opportunity in the world to say something to me. While Lomax admitted that she would have continued to breastfeed her child on the beach, she emphasized the importance of communication and respect.
She questioned the need for a four-year-old to be protected from the concept of feeding a baby. Her response urged the woman behind the video to consider educating her son about breastfeeding rather than perpetuating the stigma. In a loud voice, Lomax challenged the woman’s actions, stating: “If you have the time to take a video of me and make that joke on Facebook, you have the time to educate your son that babies are fed this way. path.” Lomax’s response had a wide response. The original poster chose to remove the video and many came around to Lomax’s position.
People expressed surprise at the attempt to teach a lesson to a young breastfeeding mother by such means. One commenter rightly pointed out that parenting involves having frank conversations with children. Explaining that a mother feeds her baby is an opportunity for open communication and understanding, rather than perpetuating unnecessary discomfort. In a world where social media interactions can often lead to negativity, Izabele Lomax’s response serves as an example of empowerment. Her steadfast stance in favor of normalizing breastfeeding and promoting open dialogue highlights the need for empathy and respect in online spaces. This incident not only shed light on the challenges some mothers face, but also highlighted the importance of supporting each other on the journey to motherhood.