Mom Gets Free Pizza From Waitress For Breastfeeding in Public

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The act of breastfeeding in public is frequently debated in parenting circles, and seemingly more often than not, leads to criticism for the mothers involved.

Not this time.

Thanks to a generous waitress, Jackie Johnson-Smith recently had the exact opposite experience in an Iowa pizza parlor. Take a look at her receipt:

BFing Receipt

How did this come about? Johnson-Smith shared her story 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 felt amazing how we women can make each other feel when we empower each other."

So who was the woman behind the gesture? According to KCCI 8 News in Des Moines, Bodi Kinney is the waitress who wrote the note on her bill.

"We need to come together and support each other when it comes to nursing our children," Kinney told the news station in an interview.

Others clearly agree. This comes on the heels of Hollie McNish's incredible defense of breastfeeding in public that went viral this month.

What do you think: Should moms breastfeed in public?


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every women should breastfeed ofcourse not every can be a toughtful moma. it hurts but giving birth does too.nature made everything for a purpose.public breastfeeding im not agaisnt it as long as youre covered somehow i dont want to see your boob hang out lose that brings pervert eyes to you.but it should be a right .


My sister was working in a restaurant. One of the other waitresses had just got off her shift for the day and her husband came to pick her up.Her baby was hungry so she very discreetly started to feed him in a booth, A guest at another table told her to take her baby to the restroom. My sister told him that if that was the case, she would make sure to take his dinner to the restroom also since it would be the same thing... needless to say he never made a comment after that.


Thats so sweet


I hope it tasted well, honey!!


breastfeeding is a natural phenomenon. if you got a problem with it, then YOU'RE the problem. do you get offended when a damn cow feeds their babies?! no, because it's a mother's job to do so. only ones who are offended by it just over sexualize breasts. in other words, lay off the porn.

@ nunya

Oh, it's natural you say? Tell me more about how you live out in the wilderness and never shower, or shave, or brush your teeth, and how you are not on a computer and the internet right now. Cut that "it's natural" bullshit out. Humans don't live naturally anymore. And, as a female, I don't want to see some nasty saggy pregnancy breast and nipple being sucked on. It disgusts me. New mothers can use a pump and bottle the milk before they go the fuck outside with their baby if they want to feed them breast milk in public. It's called being courteous. Its not that friggin hard. Bottle that shit, keep it chilled, take it with you when you leave. Being lazy and not doing that then getting all whiny when people are grossed out and saying "oh its natural" makes you a hypocrite unless you live naked outside like humans were meant to. Its always rude/wrong to subject people to seeing your private parts without consent. That is how society is. If you flash someone it's illegal, in the wild we'd all be naked anyway and would be raping each other like animals. Were not in the wild anymore. Learn to behave like it in all aspects, not just the ones you feel like.

@ Soif

If you don't want to see it don't look. Women have the right to breastfeed thier children. don't like it stay home

@ Soif

Don't like it? Don't look you idiot. Why are you checking the sag on their breast you gross pervert. It's not the breast feeding that's gross, it's sick bastards staring. Men take their shirts off all the time, they have nipples to you sicko. Why aren't you complaining about that? We live like we do because that is what society expects. Breastfeeding is so much better for a baby, obviously though you don't give a sh*t about a child's health. So do the world a favor don't procreate we don't want you to destroy a child's health and happiness. M'Kay thanks. Breastfeeding is not flashing, people staring are the unnatural sick of society.

@ Soif

@Soif you are one stupid, ignorant person! I bet you were raised by someone who didn't showed you any love because you are the coldest person in the world! I hope you never have kids, because honestly not a single kid deserves a parent like you! BREASTFEEDING is the most wonderful connection that mommy and baby could! But as I can see you didn't have that with your mother, so I understand your ignorance! Smh

@ Soif

Wow...bitter much?? I breastfed all the time and not one person got to see my (beautiful, full and huge!) breasts (btw, why are you being a perv and looking??!). It's natural 'cause our bodies produce the milk, sweetheart. I think you need to examine your own "disgust" at this: did your mom not love you enough? (Can you blame her though? You sound horrible) Are you bitter bc you can't have kids? (Thanks Darwin! I don't think someone with your negativity should reproduce). Maybe you should work on yourself and not give a f@$k what anyone else is's not really any of your business.


They're just boobs what's so gross about them? Every woman sees boobs everyday and most men enjoy boobs. It's healthy for both mom and baby so let's not discourage it, or would you rather have to listen to a crying baby


@Amanduh...although I agree with your opinion on breastfeeding, your comment about being bitter bc you can't have kids really slapped me in the face. I was never able to have children, therefore never experienced the joy of carrying a baby or breastfeeding. I am not bitter....or jealous. Just a note to ALL to say, please think before ranting at someone. It could really hurt another 'innocent' person's feelings. should really grow up! Apparently you have never been taught anything about nature and how it works. It is misinformed and dirty minded people like yourself that makes natural things in this world difficult for others.

@ faith

Sincerely sorry my comment hurt your feelings - I was referring to this person in particular, not to anyone else. I should have expressed that - again, sincerest apologies. I am familiar with those not being able to conceive 'naturally' - it is a heartbreaking experience. darwin gets it wrong sometimes ;) However, a parent is a parent no matter how the child is brought into the world. All that matters is that they're loved. Mea culpa and yes- I'll think before I unload onto ignorant ppl next time. xo


They're called breasts.


We eat in public, Babies should be able to eat in public regardless where the food is coming from