This is a heartbreaking tale about a 41-year-old mum who was shamed by council staff for breastfeeding her baby during work.
Soraya Zaccaria says she had to sit outside in the freezing cold temperatures after being hurled at by the council staff in her area. “I was shouted at by the staff members in the busy council waiting room, right after my child began crying,” she added.
The stay-at-home mother claims she needs to nurse her 3-year-old son Cailean as he is allergic to cow’s milk. Therefore, sometimes she gets helpless and needs to feed him at the most awkward of times and locations.
Since there were no empty seats available, the mother of 3 went ahead and requested one male employee if there was some location where she would be able to breastfeed her toddler in peace.
However, to her utter dismay, she received the weirdest and rudest response from across the board. “You simply can’t breastfeed your child over here as there are so many people,” he added.
Despite mentioning how her son suffers from allergies relating to regular cow’s milk, the member refused to listen and hinted towards the door, indirectly forcing her to leave.
The mum claims she felt the most awkward and embarrassed at that moment. “It was a very vulnerable and shameful incident, I felt so ashamed and that is the worst part,” she added.
“I tried my best to search for a bench outside as that would make it easier to breastfeed my child,” she adds. The fact that it was a bitter and chilly day of December, things were very hard for her and she had no choice but to stand and feed her child.
After that, the woman went back inside and requested to speak to the manager to make a complaint. Again, the rude member turned her away, stating that she had no reason for making the complaint. The mum says she has never faced such an incident in the past and wants her voice heard to make breastfeeding a norm in society.
What do you think? Are her claims justified or not? Let us know and don’t forget to share the story with others.
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