(Meredith) – A mother was breastfeeding her baby in public when a stranger asked her to cover up.
Instead of placing a cloth over her nursing 4-month-old, Melanie Dudley tossed it over her own face.
A photo of her response has since gone viral.
The mother of three, who lives in Austin, Texas, said she was vacationing in Cabo San Lucas with her family at the time. They were at a restaurant in the tourist city when someone asked her to cover up while breastfeeding.
“I’m usually discreet, but we were seated in the back of the restaurant,” Dudley told Yahoo Lifestyle.
Dudley’s mother-in-law shared the photo with her friend Carol Lockwood, who later posted it to Facebook where it’s been shared more than 196,000 times since last Monday.
Lockwood wrote in the caption, “PS: To reduce speculation: it was a man who asked her to cover up, it was 90 degrees and extremely humid.”
She also wrote that she’s never met Dudley, but thinks she’s “awesome.”
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