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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