A woman was spotted in broad daylight casually breastfeeding her son in a public area, which didn’t seem strange to passersby until they got a closer look at what else was occurring in that moment. A group of people couldn’t believe their eyes as they watched from a distance and didn’t do a thing about it.
While breastfeeding openly like this woman was doing has been a point of controversy for many opinionated people, that part wasn’t the shock in this circumstance. Witnesses were stunned that she not only had her son with her but decided to feed him in the middle of what else was going on.
The unidentified mother in Brazil was involved in a motorcycle accident where the bike was crushed beneath a car. The woman was badly injured and her son seemed terrified, but he was in otherwise in good condition, unlike her. As she sat on the side of the road surrounded in her own blood and the wreckage, she put her child’s needs before her own. Her leg was mangled and her foot was broken and facing the wrong direction, all while she kept her son’s attention away from the horror and breastfed him.
Motorbike trapped under car (left), Mom with badly broken leg breastfeeding son (right)Bravely bearing through the immense pain, the mother waited for help to arrive, but knew her son couldn’t miss a meal. After passersby began to gather, someone must have called for help while another recorded the graphic footage that first appeared on Live Leak.
According to the Mirror, another victim is seen bleeding on the ground behind the mom, as the witnesses anxiously await emergency responders, but they didn’t appear to attempt any first aid on their own in the meantime. Considering everything going on in this instance, this mother deserves all the respect for doing what she needed to do for her son to comfort him and ignore her own immediate needs.
In a time where public breastfeeding is grossly regarded by some people as perverse and inappropriate, this mother proved how important that bond can be, regardless if it makes someone uncomfortable. A mother’s love is more powerful than people’s opinions and her own physical pain. It was about prioritizing her child’s needs over her own.