Jessie Maher was breastfeeding her one month old daughter in a Connecticut Target when a strange man began verbally assaulting her.
Maher told WFSB that the unidentified man appeared angry and said, “Can’t you do that somewhere else?” He said what she was doing was disgusting.
“I am feeding my baby, and I have the right to do it here,” Maher told the man.
Maher was so upset, she began recording the incident.
“Because I am feeding my baby this man is going crazy and I’m shaking,” Maher said in the video.
The angry man demanded a refund because she was breastfeeding in public.
A woman who worked at the store came to Maher’s aide and said,
“You shouldn’t be ashamed of feeding your baby. He can go the other way. This is a beautiful moment. If he doesn’t like it he can go.” The Target employee told the man who was complaining, “Then don’t look, okay? I’m here to protect her.”
Eventually the man left the store.
“The amount of people coming at me to defend me was amazing,” Maher said. “Everyone that was right in that area was there for me defending me, so it felt really good.”
Maher posted the video on Facebook and it already has had over 50,ooo shares.
“With all the hate going on in the world. You pick your battles. This is not a battle to fight,” Maher said. “A woman feeding her baby. It’s pretty ridiculous he needs to know that and other people need to know that too.”
Maher said she intends to contact police and file a police report.
See Maher’s Facebook post: