Iowa Mother Breastfeeding in Restaurant Rewarded
A family of 5 from from Ankeny, Iowa was celebrating Jackie Johnson-Smiths 33rd birthday (Mother) in Des Moines at a local pizza joint on July 14 when her youngest, 12 months, started fussing. So she threw on a nursing cover and began discreetly breastfeeding. What happened next, she spoke about it on facebook:
I have breastfed three children... I have breastfed them in countless of places both pleasant and unpleasant, discreetly and out in the open. I have gotten many looks and stares, but tonight erases any negativity I have ever received.
I ate at Fongs for the first time tonight. Having a fussy baby I nursed him for awhile in the booth and eventually left the table early as to not disrupt the restaurant. The waitress gave this receipt to my husband. I was speechless and emotional. Although I don't need a pat on the back for feeding my child, it sure felt amazing. It is amazing how we women can make each other feel when we empower each other.
The waitress ended up buying 1 of the pizzas! She said. “I wanted to let this woman know in some shape or form, that she was doing the right thing.”
The photo has been shared over 2,000 times and received more than 100 likes on Facebook.