Mum made to breastfeed standing up on train after no-one offered her a seat


by Emma Dodds |
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Mum-of-three Bryony Esther was forced to breastfeed her baby whilst standing up on a busy train as none of her fellow passengers offered her a seat

As a mum, they're are few places where you'd call it ideal to breastfeed your baby.

But a packed train is up there as one of the least ideal places.

People just don't seem to understand that there's nothing you can do - you literally HAVE to feed your child there and then.

But one mum's story has gone viral due to the sheer ignorance of her fellow passengers.

Bryony Esther, a mum-of-three from Leigh-on-sea in Essex, posted a photo on Facebook of herself breastfeeding her daughter - whilst standing up on the train.

The photo clearly showed a number of people who had spotted her, but chosen to ignore her so that they could selfishly stay seated.

The caption read: "Having to stand on a train whilst breastfeeding my baby thanks to the lovely bunch of charmers giving more priority to their suitcases and rolling joints! It stinks.

"Plus the cyclist with a fancy bike that keeps rolling into me, sat in the disabled seat."

Bryony encouraged people to share her post, because she'd "love it if their mothers, girlfriends and wives get to see how they behave."

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Whilst Bryony added in a comment underneath that she did not explicitly ask anyone to move, it was quite obvious what she was doing.

She wrote: "I didn’t ask that exact question but I had plonked my five-year-old on a seat as we got on the train so I could see to my baby, but was told quite rudely, 'This seat is taken' then saw they were doing drugs so quickly moved."

The post has now been shared over 25,000 times, and has garnered over 7,000 reactions.

Some of the 72 comments read: "That is absolutely disgusting. How bloody rude of all of them," whilst another said: "So sorry you have to experience such selfish inconsiderate behaviour! I wonder what world we live in most days lately."

Many other women lamented over their own experiences, with two mothers saying this had happened to them whilst heavily pregnant.

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