Highly offensive: Mum causes huge backlash by breastfeeding her two-year-old

Breastfeeding is a contentious issue that has caused a lot of divisive opinions online.

The stigma against public breastfeeding is still rampant and regularly causes outrage.

The latest mum to find herself in a difficult position regarding this topic was a Canadian nutritionist, Amy Layne.

The health coach is mum to two little girls and her Instagram post of her tandem feeding them caused a stir. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Amy Layne (@damyhealth) on

Tandem feeding is when a mother breastfeeds two children at the same time, these usually being a toddler and a newborn and is the result of extended breastfeeding i.e breastfeeding children after they celebrate their first birthday. 

It is the fact that Amy is breastfeeding her two-year-old that was the issue for many people.

She took to Instagram to post a snap of her feeding her eight-week-old daughter, Ever, as well as her toddler, True.

She captioned it, ''I lost 30 followers after sharing a photo of me breast-feeding Ever. So in response I will be sharing a breast-feeding photo once a week indefinitely. I’m kicking this off with the highly offensive photo of me breastfeeding two children at once (one being over two years old). #normalizebreastfeeding #calmyourtits (Also, we are all vegan, I had vegan pregnancies and gave birth naturally without any medication if you want to really cap off your outrage).''

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Amy Layne (@damyhealth) on

When it began generating mixed responses, she hit back with a collage of breastfeeding pictures.

She wrote, ''I am still receiving so many messages and emails about the picture of me breastfeeding the girls. For all the love thank you. For all the hate I love you anyway. Keep the conversation going. #normalizebreastfeedimg.''

People were divided over what she was doing and it opened up a big conversation.

One said, 'If a mother wants to continue, and a child requests it, what’s wrong? It’s still a beneficial thing for them, a great way to get nutrients and continue a bond with the child. Who are you to tell her it’s wrong?''

While another wrote, ''This comes off super attention seeking. Everyone knows breastfeeding exists, you don’t need to do it for the gram. Yes, breast may be best but not everyone wants to see you flaunt it.''

What is your stance on this?

 

Feature image credit: @  damyhealth Instagram

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