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:
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.
What do you think: Should moms breastfeed in public?