Mum accused of trying to ‘steal’ other women’s men by breastfeeding in public hits back with naked s
A mum has revealed how she’s been accused of being a man-stealer – because she breastfeeds her two-year-old in public.
Reka Nyari, 39, from New York, has been breastfeeding her 34-month-old daughter Ilo since she was born.
But on a recent plane journey a women turned to her and criticised her for feeding Ilo - suggesting she was trying to pinch her man by exposing her breasts.
Reka, who breastfeeds because it is beneficial for her girl's health, couldn't believe it - and has now released photos to prove how normal and natural breastfeeding is.
“It has been irritating how judgemental people can be about women who breastfeed, and how sexualised the breast and nipple have become,” Reka said.
“Possibly the most obnoxious person was a woman who was sitting in front of us with her boyfriend on a plane from New York City to Budapest, Hungary."
She continued: “She called me ‘disgusting’ followed by a litany of degrading swear words. Apparently she thought I was trying to steal her man by quietly breastfeeding my baby during the landing of the plane.
“Breastfeeding is natural, and our breasts were made for feeding our babies. Associating breastfeeding with sex or perversion is disturbing.”
Reka has been breastfeeding her daughter since she was born in November 2015 and has never given her formula.
She has always been an advocate for mums who choose to breastfeed their children beyond the age of one and insists that the natural practise is beneficial for the mother and child in the long term.
Unapologetic, Reka, who is originally from Finland, chose to breastfeed her daughter anywhere she would want to be fed, including public places.
With more than 30,000 Instagram followers, she posts pictures of her breastfeeding on social media to educate the critics about the benefits of lactation.
“She usually has breastmilk in the mornings when we wake up, and if I am at home, at night when she goes to bed,” Reka said.
“If she is feeling sick, she may want to feed more often and during the day. I have always been a bit of a lactivist (breastfeeding activist).
“I breastfeed everywhere my baby would want to be fed. It doesn't happen that often anymore as my daughter is older, but when she was a baby, I would do it everywhere; restaurants, shops, meetings, streets, the subway, you name it.
“Looking back at it, it was my way of defying societal norms - I was waiting for someone to start complaining to me so that I could educate them about it."
She continued: “I have to say that only a few people, mostly women, interestingly, ever gave me any trouble when I breastfed in public.
“Now that my daughter is 34-months-old, I get judged and criticised a lot. Friends and family roll their eyes, give disapproving stares, and tell me that I should quit.
“They tell me that it's somehow harmful for my child and for me, that what I am doing is somewhat selfish, disturbing or perverse. People are shocked.
“I was considering weaning my daughter off when she was about one-year-old but I found so much evidence that extending breastfeeding past one-year is extremely beneficial for both the mum and child.
“Talking with accomplished, experienced paediatricians sealed the deal. I was not pushing it - I let my daughter decide how she felt, and if she still wanted to feed."
Culled from The Sun