A distraught mother has spoken out and revealed that her family accused her of flashing them after she fed her infant baby in front of them.
As the young mom explained, she was at a family picnic with her 11-month-old daughter and a number of relatives when she unzipped her nursing top and fed her child to feed the hungry baby.
The move, however, was quickly seen as an issue by the woman’s aunt who asked her if she needed something to cover up before saying that she had no shame when the mom said she didn’t want to cover her child.
“She made a joke about me having no shame which I laughed off, then told me even though I’m comfortable feeding her without a cover maybe she or the rest of my family isn’t,” the mom explained.
“I told her I was more interested in me and my daughter being comfortable for the 10 minutes she would eat and if it bothered her she was welcome to move.”
The mother continued: “She then scoffed at me but didn’t move, making a weird look at me then going into her phone and halting our conversation. I don’t think I was out of line, but I heard her complaining to my cousins shortly after and they told me I shouldn’t feel so comfortable ‘flashing’ my family. In nicer words, I told them to f*** off.”
After asking Reddit for a verdict on who the a**hole in this story was, the woman quickly racked up tons of support from people who believe that mothers should be allowed to breastfeed freely and without judgment anywhere and anytime.
“People who are offended by the fact that babies eat can shut their eyes or walk away. Babies. Eat. Breasts may be involved,” someone wrote.
“Your aunt should have respected your decision to breastfeed without a cover in her presence. You handled the situation gracefully and appropriately by respectfully declining her suggestion to cover up and suggesting she move if she was uncomfortable,” another said.
A third suggested: “Your Aunt is being ridiculous and if she’s too hung up about it to handle seeing a mother feeding her child because it involves a breast that’s her problem to deal with and yeah, she can look away, or sit somewhere else, or hop on a train back in time to the Victorian era when ladies knew not to show their ankles in public.
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