Mum hits back at stranger who shamed her for breastfeeding 'near' her sons
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Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the world, but unfortunately, not everyone is as accepting as they should be.
Case in point, this Walmart patron who decided to publicly shame a mum for breastfeeding her baby 'near' her sons.
Aleigha Jean subsequently took to Facebook to address the woman, who allegedly said in response to her breastfeeding: "You know they make blankets for that... because that's exactly what my 5 and 7-year-old sons need to be seeing."
She then began her post by explaining that she was completely covered up when she fed her child at the Walmart branch in Cobleskill, New York.
"When my daughter wakes up from a three-hour nap and expects to be fed, I'm going to because that’s my job as a mother," Aleigha continued, before adding: "No matter what the circumstances or where I am."
The woman then explained that if this fellow mum is worried about her sons' reaction to breastfeeding, she should teach them to be 'respectful' - but said 'they weren’t present anyway'.
She also addressed the blanket suggestion in the post, adding: "The only blanket I had, had gotten dirty and either way, who would want to eat with a blanket on their face."
"Completely in shock as to how a WOMAN let alone a MOTHER could put a woman down another for that," Aleigha concluded.
"I shouldn't ever have to feel ashamed for feeding my child but you ma'am should definitely be ashamed."
She then signed off her post by telling the woman to 'go f**k herself' - which is what she claims to have said to her in Walmart.
The post did not go unnoticed on Facebook and social media users were quick to praise Aleigha for calling out this woman's behaviour.
"You go badass momma!" praised one Facebook user.
"You're doing the right thing!" added a second. "There's NOTHING Wrong with [breastfeeding]! I [breastfed] all my kids. You are supported more than you realise."
"There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING wrong or shameful about breastfeeding in public," remarked a third. "What's shameful is people trying to make it shameful by trying to embarrass the mother breastfeeding.
"I'm one of those people that if I see anyone trying to shame or ridicule someone in public, I call them out on it. I'll be 51 soon and I lost my filter years ago!"
"I am so sorry you had to go through this with that woman," added a fourth.
"I would have told her to mind her own business and shame the shamer for sexualising breasts to her 5 & 7 year olds."