A breastfeeding mom was asked to cover up. Her response was perfect.

Let babies eat in peace, all right?

Stop me if you've heard this one before...

A new mom goes about her daily business, stops to breastfeed her infant child, and gets promptly shamed for it. Sound familiar?

These stories pop up every so often, and they never get any less frustrating to hear. One of the latest incident involves Avery Lane, a woman living on a military post who was asked to cover up while breastfeeding her 2-month-old child at a local H&R Block location.


So I was breastfeeding my 2 month old at a H&R Block on a military post when the manager asked me "Can you cover up with...

Posted by Avery Lane on Friday, April 21, 2017

The manager asked Lane to cover up with a towel. In response, she offered a blanket to cover his face if he really didn't want to see what was going on.

"[The H&R Block manager] asked me to leave since he was helping my friend and not me. So I then called the Military Police so they could come and inform him of them," Lane wrote on Facebook. "I'm glad they came and informed him that he could not tell me to leave."

But really, are we still doing this? "Cover up?" C'mon, would you want to have to eat with a blanket over your head? I'm going to guess you'd rather not. Would you want to have to eat lunch in a bathroom stall? Again, I'm just going to assume you don't. So why would you make a baby do it?

Let this little dude eat in peace, all right? Picture by Avery and Robert/YouTube.

Lane doesn't want the offending H&R manager to be fired. But she's also not going to use a cover in the future either — nor should she have to.

"There's no need for him to be fired because of that," Lane explains in a YouTube video addressing some frequently asked questions that have come up since her Facebook post went viral. She just wanted the manager to be educated on the topic of public breastfeeding, and now he is.

Now let's hope the rest of the world can get on board so we don't have to hear any more stories about moms being shamed for breastfeeding. It's not a big deal unless people make it one.

Let's all just agree to let moms be moms, and let babies eat in peace.

Deal? Deal.

Check out the videos over on Avery's YouTube page to hear more about the situation at H&R Block and get some general info on breastfeeding.

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