This article originally appeared on People.com.
A mom of two is defending her to publicly breastfeed at Disneyland after she was criticized by women at the park and by others on social networking.
Brittni Medina regularly goes to Disneyland together with her husband and two sons, one of which is 10 months old and breastfeeding. During a trip in November, Medina started nursing, which, she alleges, upset a few nearby park visitors.
“I was standing in a very long line to obtain our picture taken my son got hungry and I wasn’t going to wait in another line again. And so i became popular my first top and nursed,” Medina writes inside a Facebook post shared within the Breastfeeding Mama Talk group.
“These women were making snarky comments so I moved from my destination to catch a picture with one of these characters. Not for attention for me personally but focus on the fact NO WOMEN Ought to be SHAMED FOR FEEDING THEIR BABY UNCOVERED.”
California law allows mothers to breastfeed, covered or uncovered, in public places or private.
Medina’s post quickly filled with almost 2,000 comments – some positive, however, many arguing that she ought to be more discreet.
She responded to their comments, explaining that she wasn’t doing anything wrong.
“Yes not everyone agrees. For just one I don’t need your approval! Disney policy and also the law fully support me,” Medina writes. “Boobs aren’t sexual! If you can’t inform your kids a baby is eating that’s not my issue. Am I normally this ‘exposed’ when I feed my son? No! But not all moments as a mother are glamorous! In this moment he is a large boy and is pulling on my nursing shirt!”
Medina states that the photo is realistic, and implies that society must normalize breastfeeding in public.
“I never expected the picture to go viral,” she says, “obviously it isn’t the very best certainly one of me but I love it because again not every mom moments are [glamorous].”