A single mom was left heartbroken after she was ‘slut-shamed’ by her former mother-in-law.
She took to Reddit’s Am I The A**hole forum and wrote: “I’m a single mum with an eighteen-month-old and a three-week-old, both on breast milk. Oldest is feeding up to five or six times a day, and baby is feeding every two to three hours, sometimes more often.
“Basically, my boobs are no longer my property, and wearing anything that makes it difficult to pull them out at a moment notice is not an option. So, no bra and very loose tank tops are my life.”
The exhausted mother said she was breastfeeding her newborn when someone suddenly knocked at the door.
“So I didn’t think twice about opening the door, boob out, looking a hot mess,” she expressed. “Sadly, it was not my friend, and instead my ex mother and sister-in-law.
“My sister-in-law gasped and made a whole deal of turning away, whereas her mum looked on displeased. Of course, toddler decides this is optimal time to start crying, which disrupts an already upset baby, who stops latching and thus my nipple is on show to the world.”
She then went to get both of her baby and toddler son sorted, explaining she would ordinarily try to avoid breastfeeding her newborn in front of them.
“It was essentially just me walking them back out and locking the door so I could feed them both in peace, but for some reason they didn’t leave, and when my friend showed up, they walked in with her,” she said.
“My friend has a spare key, so I don’t know why I thought she was at the door in the first place.”
But her mother-in-law was quick to verbally attack her.
“After she finished I hoped she’d just leave, but then she made a rather appalling comment of, ‘no wonder Ex left you, when you’re whoring yourself around like that. Anyone could of been at the door, and you’re off swinging your t**s about,” she said.
“At this point I broke down crying. My friend, who was upstairs putting the baby down, thankfully took charge of the situation and got rid of them, and convinced toddler into his bed, and then we watched movies and ate ice cream until baby woke up.”
But the situation did not end there as the mother received more verbal abuse from her former in-laws.
“They’re essentially slut shaming me for feeding my baby. Saying that anyone could of seen me. Maybe someone’s kid who doesn’t need to see that, even going as far to say I could of distracted drivers and caused a crash,” she continued.
One Reddit user commented: “You were feeding babies, not whoring around. Anyone who has a problem with babies eating is more of a perv than you are by miles.”
Another wrote: “Honestly, I can practically FEEL the exhaustion coming off your post. You’re trying your best to take care of TWO babies. If these people are all so very ‘concerned’ why aren’t they helping you? These people sound awful. Best of luck to you, mama!”
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