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Today's poll: Are you offended by public breastfeeding?

Jess Eva and son Fred at the Loo With A View in Mooloolaba.
Jess Eva and son Fred at the Loo With A View in Mooloolaba. Warren Lynam

A SUNSHINE Coast mother breastfeeding in public for the first time was reduced to tears after being told by a stranger it was disgusting.

Jess Eva was feeding her 13-day-old son Fred outside Loo With A View on the Mooloolaba Esp on Monday when she was approached by an elderly man wearing Speedos.

He stood in front of the breastfeeding mother, who had her son covered with a cloth, and pointed at her.

"He shook his finger and said 'that's disgusting, that's disgusting. Go home you little girl, go home'," Ms Eva told The Daily.

"I apologised and stopped feeding. But I wish I didn't. Not at all."

Ms Eva, on maternity leave from her role as breakfast co-host on 91.9 Sea FM, said the encounter had just thrown fuel on the doubt she already had on herself being a first time mum with the baby blues.

Do you get offended by women breastfeeding in public?

This poll ended on 12 April 2014.

Current Results

Yes, I think it's something that should be done in private

13%

Nothing wrong with it at all. It's completely natural

57%

No, but old guys in Speedos creep me out

28%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  babies breastfeeding parenting poll



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