A mother breastfeeding in public allegedly ‘squirted her boob’ at a woman who told her to move somewhere private.
The incident is said to have happened in a park in Dartford, Kent this week and was later reported on a local Facebook forum.
The post states: ‘To the lady in Dartford park who thought it was appropriate to breastfeed her baby whist my child and very easily distracted husband sat nearby.
‘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 f*** off and squirting me with your boobs was incredibly uncalled for. I hope you are ashamed of yourself!’
This post placed on an forum in Dartford, Kent has caused a storm on Facebook
Scores of Facebook users have since defended the breastfeeding mother’s actions
The post has since caused a storm among locals with many coming to the defence of the breast-feeding mother.
Janice Holmes said: ‘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?’
Ciara Bennett added: ‘If this lady told me to stop breastfeeding my daughter and to go somewhere else I would tell her to do one!
‘How sad is it that breastfeeding is seen as a bad thing now and formula feeding is the norm. Good luck to the breastfeeding mum who told this lady where to go.’
Others criticised the husband for ‘ogling’ the mother and child.
The incident is said to have taken place in the main park in the town earlier this week
A recent law protects the rights of breastfeeding mothers, who cannot be discriminated against in public by being asked to leave cafes, shops or public transport.
Guidance on the NHS England website tells 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.’