Six year old boy stands up for his breastfeeding mum when a woman abused her in a car park.

Telaine Smith was abused in a Bunnings car park at Hervey Bay for expressing breast milk.

Fraser Coast Chronicle reported that she was told by a woman to “put her tits away.”

However, it was her six-year-old son Dallas who stood up for her.

“He told her ‘if you don’t like it, you don’t need to look,'” Mrs Smith said. “I’m very proud of my six-year-old.”
Mrs Smith was in her car with tinted window expressing milk for her five-month-old son, Pilot, when a man and woman walked past.

The man continued walking however the woman stopped, before telling her to “put her f*ing tits away”.

“I was shocked,” she told HuffPost. “I didn’t even have time to be indignant or defensive.”

Mrs Smith’s son Pilot was tongue-tied when he was born, which affects his ability to breastfeed.

Because of that, Mrs Smith needs to express milk every two to three hours to keep up her supply and keep her son nourished.

“Exclusively expressing is an exhausting commitment that doesn’t have much public awareness,” she said. “It can be confronting for people to see a machine attached to someone’s chest, and I would be more then open to genuine curiosity. But verbal ridicule or abuse is disgusting behavior.”

“I had to laugh when she just walked off and Dallas then said ‘that was a bit mean hey mum.'”

When will people learn to mind their own business. Was she hurting them? NO!

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  • She is in her car with tinted windows … why were they sticky beaking into her car?

    • Exactly. Maybe she looked in via the front windscreen. That isn’t as darkly tinted. Anybody would think she was sitting on a chair at a checkout or something, not in the privacy of her own car. She probably had to window down to help to keep the car cool. Some people can be so vulgar. The woman should be ashamed of herself for speaking like that to anybody – so disrespectful.


  • Good on him! Some people really need a good talking down to by a kid to get some sense.


  • I really dont understand what goes through a persons head to see breastfeeding as wrong, there are bars where they have topless waitresses and nudity in movies and much worse, what is with the carry on!!!! Some people need to get a life.


  • Good on this mum for committing herself to daily expressing….such hard work ! What a brave wee boy standing up for his mum with such discernment !! Sometimes it’s the young who educate the adults. Hope this lady received the message.


  • I think this mother has done a fabulous job to raise a confident and aware young boy. Good on him for looking out for his mum and good on her for raising him right in my opinion! Good grief, when will people in society come to realise that breast feeding and expressing milk is a natural thing. I think the majority of society would pat this mum on the back for doing a great job with her bub but as with all things, there are always a few who spoil it for others. Fancy swearing at a mother and a young child – that person should be ashamed of herself.


  • In Hervey Bay! There are no shortage of beach attired bodies that don’t get a single comment. Good boy, Dallas! Expressing milk exclusively requires so much dedication, but it is so rewarding to know bub can still have your own milk.
    We’ve just had 3 weeks holiday in Hervey Bay. On one outing, our toddler needed the bathroom at the big shopping centre closest to Bunnings. Naturally, I headed for the parents room for ease of use of the toilet in there. A passing cleaner stopped me at the door and said they were out of use and that I could use the disabled toilets next to it. Then she apologised that it only had the change table and toilet in there but no lounge etc. if we needed to feed and told me she could give directions to the nearest other facility if I preferred. I thanked her warmly for taking the time to help me.


  • It is so important to educate our young that there’s nothing wrong in doing the expressing breast milk. Pity about the adults who behave badly in front of children.


  • Why do people get all weird about it? It’s strange that this kind of thing happen’s often to people who breastfeed.


  • What a rude woman, especially swearing in front of a child. Well done to the little boy for standing up to her

    • I am still shocked that the woman swore in front of a child! There is no excuse for using vulgar language in front of children. Good on the mum and little boy and lets hope this never happens to them again.


  • Good on you little Dallas. It’s an individual choice as to breast feed or not and noone needs to be ridiculed for their decisions


  • Another week and another story about a mum being verbally abused for breastfeeding/expressing breast milk! It is so sad that mums that are doing a wonderful job of feeding their children are vilified in this hideous way. Breasts and breast feeding are natural and normal. If people do not like it then look away! I am frankly horrified that an adult used such vulgar language in the presence of a child! Now that is horrifying!

    • yes but it is great that they didn’t swear back! the mother didn’t set a bad example by being abusive back!


  • lol good boy! what a brave little man! it is funny that a child could see what was right even if an adult couldn’t. I don’t know why people think that it is ok to be rude like that. it is not like she was sitting on the floor in bunnings doing it. Good on her too!


  • Way to go little man! When are people going to accept that breastfeeding is NORMAL! So is expressing for that matter.


  • Good on him! And go mum!


  • way to go Dallas you tell them :) I had to exclusively express for my daughter also and the most awkward time for me was on a flight to and from the UK when she was 4 months old – it had to be done in my seat as there was no room in the loo! lol :)


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