Mum strikes back at haters over breast­feed­ing pho­tos

Glossop Advertiser - - News - For in­for­ma­tion – or to sign up – visit greatrun. org/Manch­ester. He­len John­son

AY­OUNG mum has hit back at a troll who abused her on­line for post­ing pic­tures of her­self breast­feed­ing her daugh­ter.

Aimee Wood, 20, who reg­u­larly posts pho­tos of her­self feed­ing sev­en­month-old Nova on her Face­book and In­sta­gram pages, was told to stop by a stranger in an abu­sive man­ner.

Aimee, who says she is try­ing to help ‘nor­malise’ breast­feed­ing with her pho­tos, is plan­ning be­come a ‘peer sup­porter’, train­ing other mums how to feed their chil­dren.

Her pho­tos have not gone down well with some peo­ple on so­cial me­dia.

Aimee didn’t hold back in her re­sponse to one Face­book user.

She replied with a photo of her­self mak­ing a hand ges­ture while feed­ing Nova. Aimee, who grew up in Stock­port and now lives in Hyde, wrote: “I’d just like to point out to each and ev­ery per­son that my posts seem to bother, that there is a block but­ton for a rea­son.

“I will post 500 breast­feed­ing pic­tures a day if that’s what I wish to do.

“This is my profile, my daugh­ter and MY mem­o­ries.

“I can share what I want and when I want, and if you don’t want to be a part of that then so be it, you will not be missed.”

On In­sta­gram, Aimee also re­sponded to a com­men­ta­tor who sug­gested the pho­tos should be saved in an al­bum in­stead of on­line and asked her if she was post­ing them for at­ten­tion.

She sug­gested it was hyp­o­crit­i­cal of the male poster to crit­i­cise her, de­spite hav­ing many shirt­less pho­tos of him­self on his own page.

Aimee replied: “Not that I need to ex­plain, but it’s for the mem­o­ries.

“And also be­cause my daugh­ter has se­vere re­flux, she con­stantly feeds.

“She never goes more than half an hour with­out feed­ing un­less she’s asleep.

“I’d have very few pho­tos of her if I didn’t cap­ture breast­feed­ing pic­tures.

“I’m proud of our breast­feed­ing jour­ney and of my daugh­ter. I post them for me.

“I have a sep­a­rate In­sta­gram ac­count with only mums fol­low­ing me, where I post most of my breast­feed­ing pic­tures.”

Aimee has been in­un­dated with mes­sages of sup­port from peo­ple who agree with her stance.

Aimee, who is en­gaged to Nova’s dad, Jayk Carr, said: “There are a few breast­feed­ing sup­port groups on Face­book and they are amaz­ing.

“Ninety per cent of peo­ple are on my side and agree it’s some­thing that needs to be nor­malised.

“Then there’s the other few that take of­fence, or say the pic­tures are dis­re­spect­ful. I think some peo­ple were both­ered by the amount of pho­tos, but it’s just a baby eat­ing.

“It’s not some­thing I feel you should have to hide.

“She feeds ev­ery half an hour so I’d have no pho­tos of her other­wise.” THE date for next year’s Great Manch­ester Run has been an­nounced, with en­tries al­ready open.

The event, Europe’s big­gest 10k, which was ac­com­pa­nied by a half marathon for the first time this year, re­turns on Sun­day, May 20, 2018.

This year, the event took on par­tic­u­lar sig­nif­i­cance – held just days af­ter the Manch­ester Arena at­tack which claimed the lives of 22 peo­ple. Manch­ester put on an in­cred­i­ble dis­play of sol­i­dar­ity, de­ter­mi­na­tion and re­solve. An es­ti­mated £9m was raised by run­ners for a host of char­i­ties, in­clud­ing the We Love Manch­ester Emer­gency Fund, launched in the wake of the bomb­ing.

En­tries for the 10k and half marathon are open. The Sim­ply­health Ju­nior and Mini Great Manch­ester Run events, for young­sters aged be­tween three and 14, will also re­turn. Bren­dan Foster, chair­man of event or­gan­is­ers The Great Run Com­pany, said: “This year’s Sim­ply­health Great Manch­ester Run was an emo­tional and poignant event for all in­volved. It showed the re­solve and sol­i­dar­ity of this mag­nif­i­cent city. We look for­ward to see­ing ev­ery­one again in 2018.”

Aimee Wood with her daugh­ter Nova

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.