Lucy Eades, Breastfeeding Mom, Stands Up to Woman Telling Her To "Cover Up"

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Lucy Eades, a Texas mom breastfeeding in public, was recently asked to cover up.

Her response was captured on video by her husband and went viral. See below:

According to ABC affiliate WFAA, the mom of four was nursing her 16-day-old at a local recreation center while her older daughter was in dance class.

An employee asked her to cover up, but Eades steadfastly continued to nurse, saying "It is state law, I can nurse my child with or without a cover."

Eades is right: It's legal to breastfeed in public in all 50 states' Texas is one of 45 with laws specifically allowing women to do so in any public or private space.

Eventually, her husband spoke up too, and the employee walked away; Eades was reportedly the second mom asked to cover up there that day.

Later, the City of Burleson (Tex.) said in a statement: "The City of Burleson supports breastfeeding and appreciates recognition of National Breastfeeding Week."

"The city also supports the law, which states 'A mother is entitled to breast-feed her baby in any location in which the mother is authorized to be.'"

"Today, two women were breastfeeding in or near a public entrance to the city's recreation center where we were hosting a camp for youth ages 5-13 in addition to other recreation center patrons."

"To be respectful of everyone's rights we asked the women to cover up."

"There is nothing in the law that prohibits the city from requiring a mother to cover up. We also offered a room in an attempt to be more accommodative."

"The city did not attempt to prohibit breastfeeding and fully supports the freedom of mothers to breastfeed as long as it doesn't infringe on someone else's freedom."

Reaction online was mixed, with some defending the center's position while others claiming that if you're not okay with breastfeeding moms, you're not "family friendly."

On that note, a "nurse-in" (a popular form of breastfeeding protest), is planned at the recreation center on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

What do you think? Should moms breastfeed in public?

 

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Honestly, Americans argue about the most silliest of things. I mean, the hot topic is whether a woman should be allowed to breastfeed in public? You claim to be "the land of the free" but. in reality, you are not. When did you become so sensitive about useless things? Doesn't the country have other things to worry about?

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She set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt to make money off her YouTube channel. She does this stuff all the time. The more confrontation the more views and she knows it. Although I agree nothing should be said to a breast feeding mother Lucy is a money grubbing idiot. I don't feel bad for her. Her friend was the one who was told to cover up. When Lucy got to the rec center and her friend told her what happened Lucy latched her baby on while Joel filmed on purpose to start shit. That's Lucy for ya. Always trying to make $$$ for her videos.

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Do you think Barbie dolls be banned, too? They show just as much breast as an actively nursing mother. They have no shame because there isn't any to be had. God forbid a kid see how babies eat! Oh no! Surely that will turn them into sex-crazed perverts as adults!! Seriously, there are other things you should be concerned about your kids seeing that CAN be damaging. I saw women breastfeeding in the mall and other public places when I was a child and I didn't think "OH MY GOD BOOB HAHA!". It was just a baby having lunch.

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At least you were short and to the point in showcasing your tacky sexism. Are baseball players who grab their package to "adjust" it constantly also vulgar trash, or is that a special category reserved only for women?

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Breastfeeding is no different than having /sexual intercourse/ in public?! You're kidding, right? Surely you are. If not, you're just showcasing your own perversions by trying to say they're one in the same. People in this country need to stop pearl clutching so hard about such harmless things! As another poster said, things like this only send negative messages to kids that something completely harmless is bad or gross. Good LORD, it's just a breast! Women have them, and sometimes there will be babies attached to them as our bodies are designed to do. It's not going to bite you. Get over it!

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Breastfeeding is no different than having /sexual intercourse/ in public?! You're kidding, right? Surely you are. If not, you're just showcasing your own perversions by trying to say they're one in the same. People in this country need to stop pearl clutching so hard about such harmless things! As another poster said, things like this only send negative messages to kids that something completely harmless is bad or gross. Good LORD, it's just a breast! Women have them, and sometimes there will be babies attached to them as our bodies are designed to do. It's not going to bite you. Get over it!

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What difference does it make if there is a youth camp ages 5-13? Surly the kids will one day find out breasts exist!!! come on America get over it. Speaking of decency, keep up the drone strikes on innocent woman and kids, then whine at a bare breast. if you don't like the sight of a mom feeding don't look.

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I don't mind it so much. Personally I'd prefer they'd at least cover with a blanket, but its their choice. I'm not going to make a deal about someone doing something just because I wouldnt.

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@ JoJo

And I quote: "The fact that you are so monumentally immature that you cannot stand idly by while a baby drinks milk from a boob, speaks volumes about who you are as an individual. Because the best defence for breastfeeding in public is that it’s none of your business. That a woman does not need to justify the act of feeding her child. That a woman, who is harming exactly no one by nursing her child, wherever she damn well pleases, should never be made to feel ashamed or indecent."

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you dont eat or breastfeed while you go talk to someone at the front desk or do you stuff your face with a taco while you talk to someone? that lady is all about drama

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