ROGERS PARK, IL (PIX11) — She’s known as the ‘Badass Breastfeeder’ and this purple-haired mom insists the public breastfeeding controversy shouldn’t be an issue at all — even if one of the children is 3 years old.
Abby Theuring started her website and Facebook page to challenge the notion that breastfeeding should be confined to certain places, and reserved for certain age groups.
“If you go anywhere else in the world,” she explained .”People are breastfeeding until the child’s ready to stop.”
Today, she still breastfeeds her 3-month-old as well as her 3-year-old child.
Theuring decided to throw away any preconceptions she, or society had about motherhood, and follow her own ideals.
The mother explained the movement is about empowering women, and encouraging women to decide what’s best for themselves and their children.
She wanted to set up a community of women who shared the same beliefs, and began to gain a huge following on social media.
“It’ll be a breast-feeding party,” she said. On Facebook alone, she has 162,000 supporters.
Now, she posts pictures of herself nursing on see-saws and in grocery stores, in order to encourage people not to feel weird about breastfeeding.
“The more it’s seen, the less of a big deal it’s going to be,” she said.