On Friday we received a shout out on The View, the popular daytime TV show featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Remember when we posted last week about What Would You Do?, the ABC prime time program that looks at how people react to uncomfortable social situations? The View’s May 14th, 2010 episode featured a discussion about the very episode we posted about — where a nursing mom is harassed by a cafe owner and how people react — and at one point Elisabeth Hasselbeck encouraged breastfeeding mothers to use Hooter Hiders!
If you missed What Would You Do? on Friday night, you can catch the breastfeeding segment here:
The View’s discussion about breastfeeding in public begins at around 4:30 below:
Here at Bebe au Lait, the idea behind the nursing cover is to make the person breastfeeding feel comfortable. Period. The product’s conception came from the creator of the Hooter Hider, Claire’s own discomfort. She is quite a shy person, so while it is the most natural thing in the world to feed a hungry baby, there was no getting around her shyness. It turns out there are a lot of people like her.
We didn’t set out to cover up breastfeeding moms and we are not making any political statements. What we are doing is providing an alternative for those moms who might otherwise have given up nursing altogether. We at Bebe au Lait are proud that we have created a solution to bring freedom to nursing mothers in any situation and have received many letters and emails of gratitude as testament to this fact. In a perfect world a mom would choose what is right for her and her baby in the nursing situation and she would not be judged either way.
As our website advocates, “Breastfeeding is something to be proud of.” For those of us who are not so comfortable breastfeeding in public, Bebe au Lait has got you covered – and in style.
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