Stranger comes to breastfeeding mother’s aid at restaurant


(Facebook/Briar Lusia Mcqueen)

Eight weeks ago, Briar Lusia Mcqueen gave birth to her son Jaxon. Like many new moms, she decided to treat herself to breakfast out, knowing that it might be interrupted if Jaxon got hungry and she needed to breastfeed. What she wasn’t expecting was for a complete stranger to offer to help her out when this happened.

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“I had just received my breakfast and hot chocolate when Jaxon started crying wanting his booby so of course I fed him, after a few minutes this older lady walked up to me,” the New Zealand mom explained in a Facebook post.

“I was scared, thinking she was gonna tell me to put my boob away, instead she starts cutting up my breakfast for me and said ‘what a good mama you are, we can’t have your food getting cold can we.’”

Mcqueen was so touched by the gesture that she felt she had to share it on social media. So far the post has more than 195,000 likes and has been shared over 7,000 times.

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Commenters have also voiced their support saying things like, “that made me cry” and “what a sweet lady.”

One commenter wrote, “I’m glad she is so understanding of our daily struggles with breastfeeding in public. It takes a lot of pressure off when someone is that understanding. Gave me the chills when I was reading it. Way to go mama!!!”

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