Naomi Jael Covert, a 21-year-old from Vilseck, Germany was recently breastfeeding her 10-month-old son, TJ, at a friend’s wedding.
Covert posted a picture of herself on Instagram and it has gone viral since being reposted on empoweredbirthproject’s Instagram account – with over 12,000 likes!
When you are at a wedding, wear fancy dresses and high heels.???? and your baby gets hungry, well… You give no shits and feed the kid ??? *EDIT: whoever gets mad about this? I also fed my son at the church ceremonie IN the church. Here in Germany people don't get mad about it. It is NORMAL . Nothing rude or bad about it. This is why I have breasts! Cause God gave me boobs for feeding my babies. #breastfeeding #fitmom #girlswithmuscle #breastmilk #nursing #prego #momlife #fitmom #mamaleben #instamamagang #instamamagang_original #lebenmitkind #stillen #bbg #bbgmom #bbgmums #pregnant #moms #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedwithoutfear
Since then, she has been posting more images of her breastfeeding to try and encourage other mother to feel comfortable doing the same in public.
She told Buzzfeed: “I wanted to show that it’s literally no big deal to breastfeed,” she said, “no matter the circumstances.”
While some commenters were positive about her photo, others wrote negative things like: “hide under a rock” or “throw a blanket on”.