The mum was ‘slut shamed’ by her former mother-in-law (Image: Getty)

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There's arguably nothing more natural in the world than a mother feeding her child, and yet, women are continuously made to feel as though breastfeeding is shameful.

That's exactly what happened to one woman, who nursing her newborn son at home, when her former mother and sister-in-law decided to drop round.

"I'm a single mum with an eighteen month old and a three week old, both on breast milk. Oldest is feeding up to five or six times a day, and baby is feeding every two to three hours, sometimes more often," she explained on Reddit's Am I The A**hole forum.

"Basically, my boobs are no longer my property, and wearing anything that makes it difficult to pull them out at a moment notice is not an option. So, no bra and very loose tank tops are my life."

She is currently nursing her newborn and her 18-month-old toddler
(Image: Getty Images)

The mum, who was extra tired because her toddler has been unwell, was feeding her newborn, when she heard a knock at the door and expected it to be her friend.

"So I didn't think twice about opening the door, boob out, looking a hot mess," she said. "Sadly, it was not my friend, and instead my ex mother and sister-in-law.

"My sister-in-law gasped and made a whole deal of turning away, whereas her mum looked on displeased. Of course, toddler decides this is optimal time to start crying, which disrupts an already upset baby, who stops latching and thus my nipple is on show to the world."

The mum then left her former in-laws in the doorway when she went to go and get both of her sons sorted, explaining that she would ordinarily try to avoid nursing her toddler in front of them.

The former in-laws looked uncomfortable when they saw her feeding
(Image: Getty Images/Blend Images)

"It was essentially just me walking them back out and locking the door so I could feed them both in peace, but for some reason they didn't leave, and when my friend showed up, they walked in with her," she continued.

"My friend has a spare key, so I don't know why I thought she was at the door in the first place."

Although the baby was done feeding, the mum was the tasked with feeding the poorly toddler, which made her sister-in-law look "very uncomfortable" and prompted an onslaught of vile abuse from the mother-in-law.

The mum explained: "After she finished I hoped she'd just leave, but then she made a rather appalling comment of, 'no wonder Ex left you, when you're whoring yourself around like that. Anyone could of been at the door, and you're off swinging your t**s about'.

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"At this point I broke down crying. My friend, who was upstairs putting the baby down, thankfully took charge of the situation and got rid of them, and convinced toddler into his bed, and then we watched movies and ate ice cream until baby woke up."

However, the nightmare situation didn't end there for the mum, who went on to receive a barrage of abuse from her former in-laws and even her own parents over what had happened.

"They're essentially slut shaming me for feeding my baby. Saying that anyone could of seen me. Maybe someone's kid who doesn't need to see that, even going as far to say I could of distracted drivers and caused a crash," she added.

The mum questioned other Reddit users over whether she was in the wrong, and was met with an influx of supportive messages, pointing out that there is nothing shameful about feeding your child.

"Honestly, I can practically FEEL the exhaustion coming off your post. You’re trying your best to take care of TWO babies," one Reddit user commented. "If these people are all so very 'concerned' why aren’t they helping you? These people sound awful. Best of luck to you, mama!"

Another added: "You were feeding babies, not whoring around. Anyone who has a problem with babies eating is more of a perv than you are by miles."

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