Women have to deal with a lot online
Every other guy comes up to them and asks for nudes. And if, by happenstance, they end up posting them on their own, they’re shamed for it. But one such mother wasn’t going to take that. Meet Aimee Wood. She is a 20 year old mother, with a 7-month-old daughter named Nova. The baby has severe reflux, so ends up having to be fed often.
Wood also posts a lot of pictures on social media.
In her own words, it’s because she wants to “normalise” breastfeeding. But, of course. After all, it’s just eating. People post pictures of their meals on instagram all the time.
“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.”
She also has a message for anyone that has a problem with what she’s doing
“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.”
Wood further explains herself
“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.”
It started with one Rick Malkin, a complete stranger, that inboxed her with the lovely message of “Put your fukin Tits away”
And so, being the take no shit kind of mom that she is, she replied with another breastfeeding picture accompanied with her flipping him the bird.
We here at RearFront do not condone harassment of any kind. Unlike a public Facebook page, where you have every right to say whatever you want, no matter how dumb, going out of your way to message someone in their profile is harassment, specifically when worded so aggressively. We also fully support Wood’s decision to do whatever she pleases upon her own account.