Mother who breastfeeds her son, two, reveals how trolls insist she should be ‘locked up’ for ‘abuse’
- Emma O’Donnell, from Glasgow, is been trolled for sharing breastfeeding videos
- People are saying she should be locked up for breastfeeding her two-year-old
- The social media blogger has hit back at the hate in a video she posted online
A mother-of-three has been cruelly trolled online for sharing videos of her breastfeeding her two-year-old son with people saying she should be locked up and is abusing him.
Emma O’Donnell, 35, from Glasgow, openly shows her breastfeeding journey with her youngest son Harry, two, but can’t believe the backlash she has recently received.
The social media blogger has hit back at remarks in a video she posted of her shock with the amount of hate she has received and being told she has serious issues, even though the WHO recommends breastfeeding children until they are at least two-years-old.
Mother of three Emma O’Donnell, 35, from Glasgow, has been cruelly trolled online for sharing videos of her breastfeeding her two-year-old son with people saying she should be locked up and is abusing him (pictured her kids are Finlay, seven, Euan, five, and Harry, two)
Emma explains: ‘I can’t believe how much this has blown up, my son is two and a half but people are saying I am assaulting him.
‘It’s funny because the video is talking about weaning and how I’m trying to stop breast feeding, but apparently I should be locked up for doing something so natural and normal.
‘It can be a mixed bag of responses, a lot of the time it’s positive but this time it went completely the opposite way.
‘It is such a shame because women’s bodies are objectified so much, people have lost touch with what they are really for. We are made to feed and support our babies.
Emma openly shows her breastfeeding journey with her youngest son Harry, two, but can’t believe the backlash she has recently received
Knowing it gives her son a sense of security, Emma said she will defend her choices to continue breastfeeding him
Emma openly shares her breastfeeding journey with her son, something that she knows is so normal and natural
‘There is a serious lack of communication, people think they should stop breastfeeding at six months, when in some cultures children are breastfed until they are seven.
‘That’s why children have milk teeth. Breast feeding a two and a half year old is not wrong.
‘However a lot of the time I get women coming and speaking to me about breastfeeding as they are judged for it and deterred for wanting to carry on breastfeeding.
‘My videos give them the courage to know they’re not alone and that’s why I post about it.’
The social media blogger has hit back at remarks in a video she posted of her shock with the amount of hate she has received
Emma beams for a sweet snap with her partner Simon alongside their three kids Finlay, Euan and Harry on a family day out
The dotting mother shares many adorable snaps with her two-year-old son Harry on her social media
Emma openly shares her breastfeeding journey, something that she knows is so normal and natural, but can’t believe how many people have been negative towards her.
Knowing it gives her son a sense of security, she will defend her choices, even when she thought she would stop at six months.
She adds: ‘I only thought I would breastfeed for six months max and then get my body back, but after reading about it more and educating myself, I carried on.
‘I also wouldn’t judge other women for stopping early as it is a big commitment.
Emma often poses for sweet snaps with her three children and shares the adorable pictures on Instagram
Emma admitted she like’s feeding Harry, because it is giving him that ‘close feeing of security’ and it is a bonding time for them
Emma shares family snaps with her sons and partner on Instagram where she has over 54,000 followers
‘I like feeding him, I like giving him that close feeing of security, it is a bonding time and he comes to me for comfort.
‘Harry is also getting the best nutrition and all the right kinds of antibodies if he needs them. It also helps him sleep. He is getting all the comforts still that he would have as a newborn.
‘People have lost themselves and what normal is. There is no perfect way to parent. I just do what I think is right and some women don’t want to breastfeed and that is fine as long as the baby and mum are happy and healthy.’
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