A Nigerian Nursing Mother who was pictured breastfeeding her son while writing an exam, has revealed that life is harder for a career driven woman.
According to the mother-of-three identified as Marlene Onyedikachi-Nwalozie, her husband, who was waiting outside the exam hall with their child, had tried everything to make their son stop crying. When nothing worked, he handed the child over to the invigilator who then took the baby to the mother.
She wrote on Facebook ;
This was me yesterday writing my Post Graduate Degree in Education examination
My son cried so hard that his father had to submit him to the invigilators after he had exhausted all dance steps and songs to make him stop crying to no avail
The invigilator had to bring the baby to me to do whatever I have to to quieten him. They believe a mother always has the magic to make a crying baby stop
I was grateful because his wailing won’t let me remember anything. I thought he was going to die crying like that for whatever reason
Thank God for breast. Immediately I put him to breast, he let out a long breath and stopped crying
This is how we stayed for 2hours till I finished exam
Reminded me of 2016 when I had to hold my daughter in one arm while writing my Msc examinations