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A mother of six had her Facebook account disabled after she posted a photo of her tandem breastfeeding her child and the child of a total stranger.

Rebecca Wanosik  wrote that she ‘received a random text from one of my friends asking if I could feed a stranger’s baby.’

She continued: ‘Was there ever a question? The baby’s mother was having surgery and the baby is exclusively breastfed and refused a bottle.’

When Rebecca subsequently met the little girl, she remarked that the baby looked ‘hungry and exhausted’, shares Daily Mail.

‘I did what I hope any person would do for my child in a time of despair,’ she said. ‘I fed a strangers baby.’

Along with the story, Rebecca shared a pair of images of the little girl and her own baby tandem feeding, and holding hands while doing so.

But while many chimed in to praise her for her gesture, others Facebook users raged over her revealing post.

Rebecca responded to her critics, saying she was ‘surprised by just how many people thought it was weird, or unnatural’ because ‘they are boobs, they are meant to feed babies.’

It seemed that Facebook agreed with the critics as, according to a post by Rebecca’s husband Anthony, the social media site disabled her account.

‘My wife did a great thing and Facebook disabled her account,’ he wrote, including an image of her original post. ‘Please share this so we can spread the word and show how much facebook really doesn’t care about the good people are trying to do.

‘Instead they want to spread the evil and hate around the world. I am very proud of this woman and everything she stands for. I am proud to call her my wife!’

Good on you, Rebecca! You have nothing to be ashamed of.

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  • They shouldn’t have disabled her account, that’s going too far!

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  • I dont get the fuss.
    At the same time I do think that we tend to over share. I know breast feeding is a natural thing. I was lucky enough to be able to feed all three of my children. I feed them in public locations and I was lucky enough not to have anyone say anything negative. I didnt post photos of me feeding them on social media but I know if I had that there would have been people that would have made a fuss and found the photos offensive. There are people that find anything and everything offensive. When you post photos like that you have to know that there will be a section of the population that will bitch up a storm. It not right but it is what happens…sadly.

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  • Yes, a pair of boobs being used is inappropriate and upsetting to other users but Facebook will allow videos and pictures of torture, terror and war crimes. Seems reasonable.

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  • What a great photo. Don’t see what all the fuss is about. Hope they reinstate her FB account.

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  • Good on you, Rebecca ! You have nothing to be ashamed of indeed ! However Facebook has something to be ashamed of.

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  • well done to this mummy!

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  • Twins would hold each other’s hands so what’s the big deal. Some people are so narrow minded. Some women show almost as much breast tissue as a Mum breastfeeding or wear transparent white clothing including underwear which leaves nothing to the imagination. Breastfeeding is natural – a few centuries ago wet nurses would have fed other Mum’s babies and notbody thought anything of it. Failing that the babies would have starved and dehydrated.

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  • I love that her husband has jumped to his wife’s defence. Have to admit, I am a bit grossed out about feeding a strangers baby. I couldn’t do it and I wouldn’t feel comfortable someone doing it to my baby. But I don’t think they needed to disable the page over it

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  • Unbelievable that they disabled her account! She did something so incredibly nice!!

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  • Breast ending is part of life and natural so fb should seriously get on with it and maybe spend time disabiling real inappropriate things.

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  • They have been doing wet nursing for thpusands and thousands of years! I don’t see anything wrong with this, the poor baby needed breast milk, so why not?

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