Do NOT mess with this mama.
Lynda Mazzalai Nguyen does not want anyone telling her to prepare her baby's food in a bathroom. Granted, we're pretty sure no mother wants to expose her child's milk to all the nasty things that exist in public restrooms—but the sad reality is that so many will simply comply when asked to hide out in a stall to nurse or pump.
Nguyen is not one of those moms. She stood up for herself and her child's rights in epic fashion, penning a social media post attacking a certain hotel for completely neglecting to help the new mom in a time of need. And while the situation she faced is awful, her reaction to it is pretty badass.
Nguyen was attending a seminar at a hotel and needed a place to pump—but when she asked an employee at the front desk to point her in the right direction, she was directed to the nearest bathroom. She insisted that they place her in a hotel room, an office, a conference room, or any type of enclosed space where she could pump privately. The hotel's staff had an objection to every suggestion she made. Read her entire post below to see how ridiculous their behavior was.
"Based on principle, I decided to pump in the lobby next to reception. F*ck you, @embassysuites .I'm livid. I spoke to the GM and expressed their need to train their staff, and reiterated how appalling it was to be quickly dismissed without any attempts to accommodate my need and offered a bathroom because sir, you don't eat where you sh*t, so why should my baby! He apologized profusely," Nguyen wrote in a Facebook post shared to Breastfeeding Mama Talk.
Let's give this mom a hand for defending her rights. It is so unfair to give moms such a hard time when they're trying to feed their children. Sadly, this post is just another reflection of the fact that, when it comes to giving breastfeeding moms the rights they deserve, we still have a long way to go as a society.
Nguyen summed it up best: "Do NOT piss off a mama who knows her rights and is a social worker to boot," she wrote.
Has anything like this ever happened to you? Tell us in the comments!