Mum’s viral rant after she received abuse for this image..

When 2-year-old Charlotte pretended to breastfeed her doll in a store, mum took a photo of the toddler and shared it on social media with several hashtags, including #normalizebreastfeeding and #nurseinpublic.

After the post received negative comments, the little girl’s mum sent her story to the popular Facebook page, Breastfeeding Mama Talk, which shared her response on Tuesday. The post has since received over 1K reactions.

One commenter refers to the photos as “some of the nastiest sh*t of my life” and suggests that the mum should be “punched in the damn face.”

“If you’re OK with your daughter lifting her shirt and putting her baby dolls mouth to her little “dots” pretending to breastfeed then I personally think you need punched in the damn face!!! It’s just simply not okay!!!”  (we call troll on this one!)

In her caption for the screenshots, mum says she was “shocked” and “blown away” to read negative messages. “Breastfeeding is something that is natural and IS normal,” she wrote, noting that she breastfeeds Charlotte but formula fed her now-5-year-old son Bentley and thinks both options are “equally wonderful.”

“A baby putting a bottle to its doll’s mouth, they are feeding their baby doll, correct?” she wrote. “There’s no difference.”

Many fans have shared their own images of their little ones feeding their babies. There is nothing wrong at all! This mum certainly did not deserve to receive such an abusive comment.

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  • So many people with negative ideas about this. Yes I do have a photo of my oldest breast feeding a teddy in our home. As we thought it was cute that he, yes he thought he could copy what mum did with his baby brother. He is now 34 and laughs at it. For the record apparently this is why his teddy also wet the bed as i did not provide a nappy for teddy to wear. Not sure if I would post my child on line doing this but bottle feed or B/F what is the difference. My daughter do not even bottle feed their baby dolls, they are spoon fed.


  • I am continually shocked and disappointed at people’s ongoing negative reactions to breast feeding. With so much abhorrent activities going on in the world (child abuse, rape, animal abuse etc) breast feeding is by far a positive in the world. It’s been done since forever you would think people would be over slamming it by now. Such a shame, public opinion sure needs an overhaul. Lots more works negatives to focus on


  • keyboard warriors with nothing better to do with their time than be nasty to anyone and everyone over anything and everything.

    Pay them no attention and just ignore them, I know easier said than done with what they have written, but you have done nothing wrong.


  • I don’t understand this kind of abuse – there’s very little which could justify this, and certainly not this photo.


  • People are over reacting to the photo!


  • Wow, I’m shocked too about such negative reactions ! Ok people differ from opinion but to shout it out in such disrespectful way is far off !


  • What a rediculous reaction. Kids mimic their parents. My daughter used to bottle feed her doll, just like i bottle fed her


  • Unkind and I do not understand trolling. :(


  • I’ll lighten the subject up a bit and send it in a different direction. There is 2 1/2 years between my two nieces. We attended a family funeral. During a prayer I looked to see what Missy was doing. She had her doll over her shoulder burping it like Mum and Dad did for their newborn. It was hard not to laugh.


  • People certainly overact easily these days. The child was just playing, and mimicing her parents. Many children mimic far worse things.


  • I think the reactions have been quite exaggerated!


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