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Mum branded ‘disgusting’ and told to ‘cover up’ by a man for breastfeeding her four-month-old baby

On September 14, Ashley Rogers decided to take her daughter and baby out for breakfast.

The three of them headed off to a coffee shop in a shopping centre and the mum says she "carefully" picked a spot where she would be able to breastfeed her four-month-old son without her boob being in people's faces.

Once satisfied she'd found the right table, the 30-year-old from Melbourne, sat down and set about feeding her little one but after a few moments she heard a commotion.

A man seated about 10 meters away from her stood up and began yelling - and it turned out he was yelling at her.

Recalling the incident in a post on Facebook , Ashley wrote: "I turned around to see what the hell they were yelling at. It wasn't until I turned back, I realised he was yelling at me.

"I then heard him say, 'You're disgusting, that's disgusting, cover your t*ts and put them away.'

"All while his elderly mother sat by his side, doing and saying nothing."

Ashley claims to have defended herself, before bursting into tears from the shock of the incident.

Thankfully several kind people in the area came over to support her.

"I was shaken, angry, embarrassed and on the same hand so honoured these women came to help me," she said. "By the time I turned around he was gone."

In her post, she also reveals her struggle with breastfeeding.

"What a lot of people don't know is my boy was hospitalised for failure to thrive, I must feed him on demand," she adds.

"He is 4.5 months and the size of a new born. What people also won't know is how God damn hard I have worked to breastfeed - medication, natural supplements, several pump sessions a day, hundreds if not thousands spent on anything that would help me."

She finishes her post with a poignant message for the man that yelled at her - and those who came to see if she was ok.

"To this man I want to say, go eat your lunch in a smelly bathroom with a blanket over your head - tell me how you like it.

"To these amazing women who supported me, and one lovely gentleman, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You are the reason I will continue to feed uncovered in public."

https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/family/breastfeeding-mum-called-disgusting-man-20074565

 

stella Posted on September 24, 2019 13:20

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