Telaine Smith is an Australian mom and blogger who runs a Facebook page called Low Carb Island about her and her husband's experiences with dieting. She also produces podcasts and talks about raising her kids, like in this post about her youngest, who is a 4-month-old named Pilot. Pilot was born "tongue-tied" which means the tissue under his tongue connects it to the bottom of his mouth and makes it difficult to nurse.
Because of Pilot's condition, Smith expresses her milk for him with a pump. Smith has to use the pump for 30 minutes every two and a half hours, which obviously means that sometimes she has to do it in inconvenient places. The Daily Mail reports that she was parked in a lot outside a Bunnings (that's Australian for "Home Depot") when a woman walking past her car suddenly turned and came back to bang on the window:
I was sitting in the car with the aircon on with my sons, people who walk past normally don’t look in the car window...I noticed people out the corner of my eye walk past, and the woman actually walked back and hit the window.
She said “put your f****** t*ts away”...I didn’t even respond, I was just in shock.
That's when her six-year-old Dallas stepped in, saying "If you don’t want to see it, you don’t have to look." Smith told The Huffington Post that she was too shocked to say anything to the woman who walked away, but she wishes people weren't so ignorant about the issues surrounding breastfeeding:
Exclusively expressing is an exhausting commitment that doesn't have much public awareness...It can be confronting for people to see a machine attached to someone's chest, and I would be more then open to genuine curiosity. But verbal ridicule or abuse is disgusting behavior.
I had to laugh when she just walked off and Dallas then said 'that was a bit mean hey mum.'
Yeah, it was, Dallas.