When a woman in Dartford, England, asked a mother to go somewhere private to breastfeed she allegedly responded by squirting her with milk from her breasts.
The woman who was squirted with milk posted anonymously about the incident to the Dartford Gossip page on Facebook. Her anger-filled post has caused an outrage in the community’s group.
“To the lady Dartford park who thought it was appropriate to breastfeed her baby whist my child and very easily distracted husband sat near by,” the woman wrote. “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**k off and squirting me with your boobs was incredibly uncalled for. I hope you are ashamed of yourself!”
The support the woman was looking for on Facebook did not come. Instead, she has been attacked for asking the mother to go somewhere private to breastfeed.
“Her reaction is not on but why shouldn't she feed her baby in public?” Anna Salmon commented. “I would have had a few choice words for you if you had asked me to go else where. There is something wrong with people who think seeing someone breastfeeding is inappropriate.”
“U horrible human being! So in other words she has to let her baby starve to please other people!” Tanya Shambrook wrote. “What is wrong with society these days!!!!!! It's a boob! If ur so scared of boobs maybe u should seek medical help!”
Many group members reacted to the woman complaining about how the mother’s breastfeeding distracted her husband.
“Don't take your insecurities on your husbands wandering eyes out on a mother feeding her baby. Grow up,” Jodie Allen wrote.
“You deserve what you got,” Danielle Stephens commented. “If you don't like it don't look, if you don't trust you husband deal with it. That woman was feeding her child and you interfered in her life, not the other way round.”
It is completely legal in England to breastfeed in public, and mothers are protected from discrimination under the law.
“You shouldn’t ever be made to feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public,” the country’s National Health Service (NHS) states on its website. “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.”