From KCCI News: DES MOINES, Iowa —A good news story posted by an Ankeny woman is spreading fast on Facebook.Jackie Johnson-Smith shared her story about dinner at Fong's Pizza in downtown Des Moines on Sunday.
The waitress, Bodi Kinney, wrote a note on the family's receipt. It reads, "I bought one of your pizzas. Please thank your wife for breastfeeding!!"
"It's kind of a taboo and society kind of frowns upon it. We need to come together and support each other when it comes to nursing our children," Kinney told KCCI.
Wednesday, Johnson-Smith's story had more than 1,700 shares on Facebook.
The post reads, "I have breastfed three children... I have breastfed them in countless of places both pleasant and unpleasant, discreetly and out in the open. I have gotten many looks and stares, but tonight erases any negativity I have ever received.
"I ate at Fongs for the first time tonight. Having a fussy baby I nursed him for awhile in the booth and eventually left the table early as to not disrupt the restaurant. The waitress gave this receipt to my husband.
"I was speechless and emotional. Although I don't need a pat on the back for feeding my child, it sure felt amazing. It is amazing how we women can make each other feel when we empower each other."
After 663 shares of the story, Jackson-Smith wrote, "Let's make this wonderful experience common place and make all nursing mamas feel accepted wherever their nurslings need them."