Breastfeeding is one of the most natural, beautiful things in the world, and is a great way to bond with Baby - so it is no surprise us mums want to share photos of our little ones feeding.
However, one woman in Australia has been forced to make a stand after a troll slammed of picture of her and her son, calling her attention seeking.
Fitness blogger and registered nurse Nadine Muller took to Instagram to share the reality of caring for a sick toddler.
Uploading a picture of her feeding 16-month-old son Madden, the mum-of-one explained that he had the gastro bug and she was doing all she could to make him feel better.
"The boss has insisted to wear one shoe the entire day, has been hanging off these on rotate whilst nipple crippling the other while he's at it," she wrote.
"I've read the same Spot book about 50 million times over at his request and I'm not even rousing on him for getting into all of the outta-bounds cupboards that he's obsessed with, WHATEVER makes you happy baby! Gastro can go EAD!"
This is how we are spending most of the day Thanks to those who have sent well wishes after seeing my instastory! Poor Madden has come down with the dreaded gastro bug I'm currently cleaning runny (that his nappy couldn't contain) off our mattress while I was putting the sheets and mattress protector in the wash for the second time (just my luck ). The boss has insisted to wear one shoe the entire day, has been hanging off these on rotate whilst nipple crippling the other while he's at it, I've read the same Spot book about 50million times over at his request and I'm not even rousing on him for getting into all of the outta-bounds cupboards that he's obsessed with, WHATEVER makes you happy baby! Gastro can go EAD! . . . ______________________________________________________ #son #toddler #mumsofinstagram #babiesofinstagram #instababy #sick #breastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #breastmilk #candidchildhood #lifewithababy #babyspam #gastrobug #motherhood #mumlife #realparenting #letthembelittle #parenthood #instalove #babiesofig #love #picoftheday #instamum #instamoment #instagood
And while 99.9 percent of the comments she received were supportive, there was one person in particular who was not impressed.
There's ALWAYS one, right?
"Breastfeed in public, anywhere, I don't care but there's no need to take a photo doing it (you took it for attention), in 15 years that kid doesn't want to see themselves sucking their mums tit," they wrote.
"Our grandmas wouldn't be like 'I'm breastfeeding get the camera' it's a new age thing because they know it will get attention and publicity.[sic]"
However, not one to let them get away with their harsh comments, Nadine hit back in the best way possible: by sharing a SLIDESHOW of all her breastfeeding photos.
"FACT: Mothers don't post these images and videos purely for attention," she wrote.
"They don’t post photos purely to make a statement. They don't post coz they think everyone should nurse their child out in the open.
"They don’t post advocating that breastfeeding is the only way a baby should be fed.
"They post because they are #proud, to give other mums encouragement, they post so that other mums feel accepted, supported & respected.
"So that mums know that it is ok, in fact it is more than just OK, it is celebrated & admired.[sic]"
[TROLLS] If u've followed me for a while, u will know that I’ve adored the breastfeeding journey I’m on with Madden, it continues to b one of my life’s sweetest of joys & I am gratified & incredibly passionate about it. Despite best efforts within society, there is still controversy & somewhat ‘taboo’ surrounding breastfeeding, today another attempt to shame me on my social media was tried...Firstly, there is nothing ‘weird’ or ‘gross’ about these photos & there's no difference in me feeding my child with my breast than someone feeding him/herself with a spoon! Secondly, how about we simply appreciate that any mother has options, the right to her own choices, to feel supported & respected, the right to not have to hide, in fact the right to SHARE & POST proudly if she feels comfortable to do so! ... FACT: Mothers don't post these images & videos purely for attention. They don’t post photos purely to make a statement. They don't post coz they think everyone should nurse their child out in the open. They don’t post advocating that breastfeeding is the only way a baby should be fed. They post because they are #proud, to give other mums encouragement, they post so that other mums feel accepted, supported & respected. So that mums know that it is ok, in fact it is more than just OK, it is celebrated & admired. We share photos to let all mothers know that however u feed ur child, breast or bottle, that it’s a beautiful act & bond between a mother & her young, we share photos to advocate that it can be done wherever, whenever & HOWEVER (covered or uncovered) & that u can do so without judgement. Mummy’s I urge u to keep posting ur photos, don’t fall victim to these people who want to discourage u, keep doing the good work of mothering!! ... I’m damn proud & confident to STAND UP to people’s ignorance & enjoy the bonding with my child for all it is worth. If my breastfeeding pics bother u, unfriend, unfollow or plain old mind ur own damn business! ... MUMMIES!!! I put this to U, let’s stand up, tag ur fellow mums, repost this &/or post ur fav (past or present) FEEDING photo,TAG ME & hashtag #wefeedunited oh & feel free to tag @picmat to rub salt in the wounds too
Well, that's the troll told for sure!
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