Breastfeeding Mum Squirts Milk At Woman Who Asked Her To Move
It's like this: some mothers choose to breastfeed, others don't.
Both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding are perfectly acceptable and are a huge part of the mother-baby bonding process. In addition to this, they're perfectly legal - so breastfeeding mothers are at liberty to feed their babies wherever they want, whenever they want.
However, for some reason, there still seems to be a stigma attached to public breastfeeding - even in this day and age.
Regardless of breastfeeding being one of the most natural things a mother can do, people still find it acceptable to stare in disapproval - or even to file anonymous complaints via Facebook, like this person did following an incident in a local park.
"To the lady in Darford Park who thought it was appropriate to breastfeed her baby whilst my child and very easily distracted husband sat nearby," she posted on to Facebook's Dartford Gossip page.
"I don't think it was necessary for you to react the way you did just because I asked you to go somewhere private, telling me to fuck off and squirting me with your boobs was incredibly uncalled for.
"I hope you are ashamed of yourself!"
But while squirting your breast milk in retaliation to a naysayer may seem an uncoventional method of dealing with disapproval, it seems to have gone down well with other people on social media.
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It didn't take long for before comments hitting back at the post started to appear.
One commenter said: "Don't take your insecurities on your husband's wandering eyes out on a mother feeding her baby. Grow up."
Another raged: "You should be ashamed of yourself! It's hard enough to breastfeed a baby, let alone be judged for it in public!"
A third commentator added: "You deserve what you got. If you do't like it, don't look. If you don't trust your husband, deal with it. That woman was feeding her child and you interfered in her life, not the other way round."
Under the Equality Act of 2010, UK law states that it is illegal to discriminate against mothers who are breastfeeding a child.
A woman's right to breastfeed her own child is completely protected by law, so it looks as though the best solution for those left feeling uncomfortable about it is... well, maybe just to walk away? Do something else? Whichever, it's certainly no one's right to tell the mother to stop.
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