“Bless you, ma’am.”
“Bless you,” he repeated, with a nod toward my nursing baby. “Traveling with your family…”
Then a young woman on the train offered me her seat as I nursed baby Julep again. I smiled and declined with a thank you. She mouthed a silent “Okay,” hands clutching to her heart and a whispered “Aww, it’s just so cute!”
Later a United airline employee noticed Julep in the carrier busy with something. She peeked down at his face obscured by a chubby hand.
“I see you’ve got those fingers in your mouth, huh?” she cooed. “Oh!” She laughed as he moved his hand, revealing a tiny mouth latched to me and leaking breast milk. “I see you’ve got something even better.”
Mostly praise and endearing smiles in reflection of Julep nursing in public…