SPH’s news site STOMP recently shamed a mother for breastfeeding her baby in an MRT train. STOMP said that it published the picture which was going viral in whatsapp and that while some expressed support for the breastfeeding mother, others expressed strong criticism. The picture published by STOMP showed the breastfeeding mother leaning towards a man while breastfeeding her baby.
The breastfeeding mother has identified herself in social media and has hit back those that criticised her. Identifying herself as Cheryl Lee, she said that it was ok with her that her breastfeeding picture was being circulated, and that she is not bothered about it since she does not think it is wrong to breastfeed in public. Ms Cheryl Lee, in her posting on her Facebook account and wrote that she has been informed that a picture of her breastfeeding is being shared.
She said that she did not use a nursing cover as some that criticised her suggested because her baby will cry and struggle if she uses it.
“Those who suggest using a cover should try eating or drinking under a cover and see if you like it or not. It isn’t that hard to just look away if you don’t like to see a baby drinking milk.”
She hit back at her critics saying: “Anyway, it’s just a breast. We all have it. Be it female or male. It’s meant to be used to feed a baby, I don’t see anything wrong with using it to feed a baby and ensuring my baby is comfortable. What’s so sexual/wrong about it? Hahas! Maybe girls should stop eating bananas/popsicle in public as some might find it sexual too.”