I was slut shamed

That’s right. I was slut shamed. Why? Because I posted a photo of me and my baby. And apparently a certain few women found it offensive.

the photo I was slut shamed for

This is the picture that apparently caused such a stir amongst certain women on my Facebook friends list. Now, none of them made a comment, they just talked to each other and at least one of their spouses about it.

One of the spouses finally sent me a message and told me that I should be more considerate of myself, my husband, and the married men on my friends list before posting pictures of myself. I couldn’t figure it out and had to point blank ask. I was then informed that my friend’s wife made the comment that she guessed that since I finally had the baby and I was breastfeeding that everyone would have to get used to seeing my boobs all over the Internet now.

I was still honestly confused. I mean, I didn’t even post a breastfeeding selfie, it was a picture of me wearing a nursing top with a flannel shirt over it, and holding my baby. I showed the picture to my husband, my mom, and a few other friends, asking if they saw anything wrong with it, and they came back with nothing.

Being the breastfeeding advocate that I am, I had been tempted to post a breastfeeding selfie, otherwise known as a #brelfie, but this made me want to never post a photo on my Facebook wall again… So, instead, I’ll post my brelfie here. 🙂

breastfeeding selfie

I hope that none of you allow yourself to be bullied or slut shamed by stupid, oversensitive, and insecure women on Facebook… And never let someone try to discourage you from breastfeeding!

P.S. If you want my favorite piece of breastfeeding advice, especially if you will ever have to breastfeed in public… You really want nursing tank tops! These are my favorite! I live in them and wear them under everything because I can feed baby boy and not feel so exposed, without a blanket or some other kind of cover!

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One thought on “I was slut shamed

  1. Well, with friends like THAT who needs enemies! I definitely would NOT count them as my FRIENDS! My TRUE friends would NEVER talk about me behind my back that way! Gotta pray for THOSE kind of friends- a LOT!

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