The issue of women breastfeeding in public is a hot topic at the moment, because some people are the worst and can’t accept that there’s nothing wrong with a mother feeding their baby.
However, this latest story may be one of the best reactions from a breastfeeding mother when confronted by a closed-minded individual.
A mother in the south of England has been accused of reacting angrily when a woman told her to move while she fed her child in a local park – allegedly spraying her breastmilk at the complaining woman, the Sun reports. Incredible.
The encounter has prompted a furious row about breastfeeding after the woman who was ‘sprayed’ posted her story on a public Facebook group, ‘Dartford Gossip page’.
The woman said she was with her own child and ‘very easily distracted husband’ when she decided to approach the mum. That was the moment the mother allegedly went all in and ‘squirted her boob’ at the woman.
The anonymous woman wrote:
To the lady Dartford park who thought it was appropriate to breastfeed her baby whist my child and very easily distracted husband sat near by. 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!
Of course, this woman was so self absorbed, she apparently couldn’t see that she was the one who would come out of this story looking bad.
Unsurprisingly, the replies to her post started flooding in, with the majority backing the mother and sharing their own stories of times they were shamed and made to feel uncomfortable while breastfeeding in public.
As one woman responded:
I think there’s only one tit worth worrying about in this story and that’s the distracted husband!
I hope you’re ashamed of yourself, her reaction may not have been the right way to deal with your ignorance, but she has every right to feed her child there, if it offended you that much why didn’t you move?
While the alleged breast milk spray attack may have been a tad strong (albeit hilarious), it should be noted that breastfeeding mothers are protected against discrimination by law, and cannot be asked to leave public places while feeding their children.
The NHS England website advises parents:
You shouldn’t ever be made to feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public. In fact, the Equality Act 2010 has made it illegal for anyone to ask a breastfeeding woman to leave a public place, such as a cafe, shop or public transport.
And now we wait patiently for updates from the other characters in this real-life drama – both the boob squirting mother and the easily distracted husband…