A new mum has an empowering message after being body-shamed for wearing a bikini

When new mother Lexi Sinclair took her four-month old son to the swimming pool, she wasn't thinking about her appearance.

But Sinclair, who was wearing a bikini, claims she was told by a fellow swimmer that "men would feel more comfortable" if she was in a one-piece swim suit "because a bikini isn't appropriate for a mother, especially one who is still recovering".

In a rather splendid response, she shared a photo of herself in the bikini with her son along in a Facebook post about the incident.

"I've grown a human and given birth to a beautiful miracle. My body provided food for my child. So, no, my body might not be the best sight for other men to see," she wrote.

"'My stretch marks and tummy pudge might not be sexy. But they're proof that I've done something amazing, and I have a man that loves me and finds me even sexier and more beautiful now.

"'To be honest, I don't give a tiny rats ass what other men, or a prissy twit like you think. Have a nice day though."

Sinclair's post about her experience on Facebook has been shared nearly 25,000 times.

Sinclair joins the likes of actress Anne Hathaway who also wrote a positive message to new mothers on her Instagram account on Tuesday.

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