Woman Shames New Mom for Nursing Baby in Front of Her

Gillian Sisley

Should anyone have the right to comment on how another parent cares for their child?

Being a parent is not easy, and the beginning years of it are especially difficult. There is nothing easy about having a newborn baby who needs around-the-clock care, must be fed every few hours, and is constantly filling up diapers that have to be changed.

With that in mind, society is very judgmental, especially when it comes to parents. People love to comment on how others are raising their kids, and point out how parents should be doing things differently. Most of the time, these opinions are unsolicited and inappropriate, and people should keep them to themselves.

But not everyone keeps their unsolicited opinions to themselves, and that exact sort of situation was highlighted in a recent online post in which a new mom ends up in tears after her ‘best friend’ chastises her about nursing her baby.

Should anyone have the right to comment on how another parent cares for their child?

A Reddit post published on May 31st, reported on by Ashley Gale from Newsweek, has gone viral with 12,900 upvotes and 1,100 comments.

The author begins his post by explaining that he recently kicked his wife's best friend out of the house. He adds that his wife is one of the most caring people he knows, and is often putting others before herself. She also just gave birth to their child, who is a 3-month-old infant.

With that said, the author hates his wife's best friend, Sarah. And a recent encounter didn't make him feel any better about her. Sarah came to the house after not seeing his wife for some time. However, the author's son got hungry and so his wife began to nurse him in front of Sarah.

Sarah immediately gasped and said that it was ‘unhygienic to nurse a baby in front of people who don't want to see it’. The wife retreated to the kitchen and was even crying as she was nursing her son.

Loved ones should be supportive and courteous to new parents.

The weeks and months following the birth of a new baby are a fragile time for new parents. Loved ones are advised to be as supportive and kind as they can, as the parents are adapting to many overwhelming changes in their life.

The author immediately became angry at Sarah and chastised her for making his wife cry and feel bad about nursing her baby in their own house. He even noticed that Sarah was looking through their things when he went to confront her. He then demanded that she leave immediately.

But later that night, Sarah called the author's wife and yelled at her, stating that she was lucky that she wasn't going to press charges after the author 'threatened' her with force if she didn't leave the house.

What do you think? Did the author cross the line by demanding that Sarah leave after she made his wife cry? Or was the author completely justified and has done his wife a huge favor by kicking the 'best friend' out of their house?

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