This mother is taking on breastfeeding haters – and she's winning

Caitlin Doherty
Friday 07 August 2015 16:00
(Photo: Facebook

Meet Britni de la Cretaz.

The mother is in a "Facebook battle" with an anonymous friend who registered their disapproval of pictures of her breastfeeding her 14-month-old child - by reporting several of the images as inappropriate.

It's perfectly normal to breastfeed, and perfectly valid for people to upload images of themselves doing it. So Cretaz, from Boston in the US, reposted the image with the caption:

Here's the photo again, just to you piss you off. Me and my kid are both giving you the stink eye.

Cretaz asked her critic if they "report everyone’s bikini photos for nudity" and adds that "there’s nothing indecent about using breasts for what they were intended".

Unfortunately, Cretaz does not know the identity of her complainant because the Facebook reporting system works completely anonymously. However, she is certain that said person must be listed as one of her Facebook friends, as her security settings prevent those that she is not friends with from seeing her posted content.

In a post on XO Jane about the matter she explains every time an image of her breastfeeding is reported to Facebook, she will respond by posting another.

By breastfeeding my child publicly and without shame, I’m standing up for myself and all nursing parents. My hope is that, by nursing my child openly, I’ll give other people permission to do the same. And possibly the best part of my photos being reported is that lots of my nursing friends have been flooding my page with photos of themselves breastfeeding their littles. My Facebook wall has become a mini breastfeeding revolution of sorts and I LOVE IT.


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