Breastfeeding in public is a hot-button topic for moms—it seems that with every public breastfeeding incident that’s shared online, there are a ton of mom-shamers showing up in the comments.
These vintage photos remind us all that public breastfeeding is nothing newHowever, when the Milk Meg shared a picture on Facebook from the Cincinnati Zoo of rhino mom Seyia nursing her (rather large) 14-month-old baby, Kendi, out where everyone could see, moms flooded the comments with the words they’ve so often heard directed at them—with more than a few winky-face emojis.
To be clear, the moms weren’t actually shaming Seyia for nursing. The hilarious comments were instead meant to mock the judgy people who comment these kinds of things on photos of human moms and their babies.
Take a look at some of the funniest comments we saw:
While these comments are super funny here, they’re also real criticisms that human moms hear when they’re just trying to feed their babies.
And just a note: No rhinos were physically or emotionally harmed in the creation of this comment thread (and even if those messages weren’t said in jest, Seyia isn’t on Facebook anyways. Also, she’s a rhino—she can’t read).