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Breastfeeding Mum Shares Video Of Stranger Hurling Abuse While She Nursed Her Son

'Because I'm feeding my baby, this man is going crazy.'

15/06/2016 11:16

A breastfeeding mother has shared a video of a stranger shouting at her while she nursed her son, in a bid to find out who it was.

Jessie Maher, from Connecticut, decided to film the man in the Target supermarket as she claims he 'verbally assaulted' her and shouted: "Can't you do that somewhere else?" 

The video starts with the man arguing with another lady in the shop, who was defending Maher. 

"Because I'm feeding my baby, this man is going crazy and I'm shaking," Maher began during the video.

Uploading it to Facebook, Maher wrote: "Anybody know this asshole who verbally assaulted me in target this morning while I was breastfeeding my baby?

"Before the video started rolling he looked at me and said (very angrily), 'Can't you do that somewhere else? That's fucking disgusting, you are nasty'. 

"I responded with: 'I am feeding my baby, and I have the right to do it here.'

"He responded with (as he's walking closer and closer to me and getting louder): 'You are fucking disgusting'.

"He said a bunch more bullshit that I can not remember... by this point everyone came to my defence."

During the video, shoppers and members of staff can be seen coming over to the mother and comforting her as became teary.

"You shouldn't be ashamed of feeding your baby," a stranger told her.

"It's a beautiful moment, don't be afraid. If he doesn't like it he can go."

Since being uploaded to Facebook on 13 June, the video has had a staggering 4.8 million views in just two days. 

It has been shared more than 6,500 times.

Many mums replied with heartfelt messages to Maher, commenting on how "ludicrous" it is this is happening.

"I'm so sorry you had to deal with this. I was in tears watching," one mother wrote.

"I cant believe this is still happening to women. I've experienced similar."

Another wrote: "I'm so sorry that happened to today Jess. This guy needs to be taught a lesson: keep your opinions to yourself and if you don't like it - don't look!

"It's every woman's choice to do whatever the fuck she feels is best for her baby. If he's so unsettled by boobs, why does he keep looking?"

A woman also commented: "Holy cow! I've never seen anything like that and I'm shocked.

"Not only was that dude out of line, but he clearly had some serious issues."

Since posting the video, Maher has posted an update thanking everyone for their support. 

"Loved ones, acquaintances, and complete strangers have posted, re-posted and linked to our story," she wrote.

"I have received several hundred Facebook messages in support of me and my right to breastfeed.

"Mamas have opened up and told me their stories, they've said they stand by me, they understand what I went through because they too have been in public with a screaming baby."

SEE ALSO:

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Mother Close To Tears When Stranger Offered To Cut Up Breakfast While She Breastfed Newborn Son

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