As many mothers will tell you, it’s not easy to breastfeed your child and get anything done, let alone multitask during a feeding. As a matter of fact, breastfeeding is one of the most time consuming activities for a mom, as you can’t eat, rest or go to the bathroom until your child is done. But it’s not like anyone out there is complaining. Breastfeeding is one of the most rewarding things a mom does for her child, as it gives her an opportunity to bond with her baby during the first few months of his or her life.
With that said though, it looks like one child decided to give this hungry mama a helping hand during a feeding, and has gone viral for it, too.
A mom named Paula Goodwin from Charleston, South Carolina, recently posted a video of her son Zachary feeding her French fries while she breastfeeds at a Mexican restaurant. Yes, it does sound and look like a two-for-one deal but it's not like anyone is complaining about it, right? Ha!
The clip was actually recorded back in 2016 when little Zachary was just 16 months old. So far it has generated over two million views on social media and counting with many comments from followers who can’t get enough of all the cuteness.
The video proves once again that there are a lot of people out there that respond positively to breastfeeding, regardless of where it’s done or how it’s done for that matter. "Teamwork makes the dream work lol," one commenter said, while another wrote, "I hope my 4 month old will be this thoughtful when he’s older."
Paula was surprised by the huge reaction she has gotten from social media and wrote a few comments in her post herself. She recalled that it was a moment that she will never forget and is so happy that it was caught on camera.
Video from @chiefcookbottlewasher82 & Paula Goodwin on FB !Posted by Breastfeeding Mama Talk on Saturday, January 5, 2019
“Love my babies and the experience of exclusively breastfeeding my last one! I even had a chance to wet-nurse! The 3 yrs of nursing is something that changed my life and will carry with me through the remainder of it,” Paula added.
Paula told the Today Show that she got very little attention when she initially posted it several years ago. She decided to post it again after celebrity moms Rachel McAdams and Hilary Duff shared their pro-breastfeeding photos on Instagram. This led to the Breastfeeding Mama Talk picking up her video, where it had gone viral, and rightly so.